Green goddess dressing is a variation of a French dressing known as sauce au vert (green sauce), originally created by one of Louis XIII’s chef. Today’s version was created by a chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923. Named to honor actor George Arliss and his play “The Green Goddess,” the creamy herb dressing typically contains mayonnaise, sour cream, chervil, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, and pepper, plus optional anchovy.
Green goddess dressing is in the Inception stage. It’s considered a premium ingredient that can be found on mostly fine-dining menus.
Café Patachou in Indianapolis serves a Green Goddess Salad that includes avocado, hard-boiled egg, bacon, chopped tomatoes, apples and all-white-meat, natural Indiana chicken, served over leaf lettuce with a creamy green goddess dressing consisting of buttermilk, sour cream, tarragon and a hint of anchovy.