Is it a dressing or a dip? Who cares? Green goddess dressing, the beloved California creation, doubles as a dip for a summertime crudite platter. The creamy concoction is studded with chopped fresh herbs and scallions, and it pairs particularly well with the season's bounty -- here, baby carrots and yellow squash, tender peas and beans, and little tomatoes -- but let the greenmarket (or your own garden) be your guide.This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).
Blue cheese is an ideal partner for crisp Boston lettuce, romaine hearts, or hearty endive spears. Thick and creamy, this dressing can be made with crumbly blue cheeses ranging from mild Danish blue to the more pungent Roquefort, Stilton, or Gorgonzola.
The crispy iceberg lettuce and creamy blue cheese dressing make this steak-house style salad a no-brainer side dish with your steak and potatoes dinner.
From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).