Greek Goddess Dressing

Athena, Eirene, Gaia, the list of greek goddesses and their stories goes on and on. I’ve been thinking about Greece recently because some beautiful friends of ours are moving there. Often I day dream about living in foreign places, what it would be like, how the cultural mindset would be compared to Canada. My life goal remains to see the world, I want to show my son the diversity inherent in our humanness. Our buddy describes the Greek as being very warm and generous, they have stories from so long ago, a history rich and deep in mythology. There are no comparable characteristics in our culture, if we have ancient stories it is because we came from elsewhere. Both a curse and a blessing, since stories are interwoven in our bones, we seek them out. Why else would people read a newspaper everyday, or talk to the shop owner on the corner about the latest gossip. Stories are a deep craving. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could speak every language, travel to every place, and hear every story? If only a magic genie would appear, that would be my wish.


The story behind this salad dressing is that it’s amazing. My dear friend stopped for a visit before returning back to Greece and he came bearing the best olive oil and wild mountain oregano. This dressing is an ode to these fundamental, pure Grecian ingredients, simple, delicious, simple. Perfect for adorning salads, dipping crispy potatoes, dousing gyros, or swirling in a roasted soup.

Greek Goddess Dressing
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This recipe makes about 1½ C of dressing
  • 3 anchovies
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ C sour cream
  • 2 Tbs mayonnais
  • 2 Tbs good quality olive oil
  • ¼ C finely chopped oregano or 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • ¼ C finely chopped tarragon
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and whizz/process until smooth and creamy.


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