Basil-Shallot Green Goddess Dressing

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"This is what happens when Green Goddess sleeps with Ranch," Jason says. Use it on any salad, though it's particularly good on tomato salad. "Or use it as a dunking sauce for something fried, like fried green tomatoes."

Yield: Makes 8 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 3 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 2 cups mayonnaise (such as Duke's)
  • 2 cups sour cream


  1. Process first 4 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl, and whisk in mayonnaise, sour cream, and table salt and black pepper to taste. Serve dressing immediately, or cover and chill up to 3 days.
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