Green Goddess Dressing

2 T. anchovy paste or 2 to 4 canned anchovies 2 or more small garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt (not fat free) 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (1/3 this amount if using dried) 1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon (1/3 this amount if using dried) 3 T. chopped […]

Watercress Pesto

1 cup pecans or walnuts or almonds 2 T. sunflower seeds 2 cups packed watercress 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup olive oil juice of one lemon OR 4 T. plus from bottle 3 garlic cloves salt + ground black pepper Dry toast the nuts and seeds in a pan (put in toaster […]

Basil Pesto

2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, washed and drained well and patted dry 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup olive oil plus a tablespoon or more if it seems dry 1 or more garlic cloves 1/4 nuts (pine, almond, or walnut) 2 T. dry roasted sunflower seeds Adapted from Sunset’s Italian Cook Book […]