January 21, 2011

Lighter Green Goddess & Parisian Mushroom Soup

I know everyone is trying to be healthier, trying being the operative word.  Sometimes little things come along to help us out.  Why not dress up your veggies with a little yummy dip.  My version is a lighter variety & we have also used it sandwiches and wraps rather than mayo. It takes all of a minute to prepare and kept in a sealed container it can last for at least a week.

Lighter Green Goddess Dressing
1 avocado, pitted and scooped
1 cup light sour cream
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 green onions (green and white), cut into fourths
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp minced garlic
3 sprigs of parsley
Salt & Pepper
Combine all ingredients in the food processor or blender.  Pulse until smooth, place in a sealed container and refrigerate for around 8 hours.  Enjoy!

French Fridays with Dorie
I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the French Fridays cooking club.  The one issue I have is the no recipe sharing.  I have stated before her book is amazing & everyone should own a copy. The dish for the week of January 7th was Paris Mushroom Soup.  This was wonderful and I deviated enough from the recipe that I think I could put the recipe up, but I will save for when this project is complete.
Everything before the broth
Caramelized onion, touch of garlic, butter, Chardonnay, sherry, parsley, rosemary & chicken broth came together to make a wonderful lunch for my friends.  My variations from Dorie's recipe were using cremini mushrooms, 1/3 less chicken broth, the addition of sherry, and I did not blend.  This really was a rustic French perfection.


Jennifer said...

Avacados are a favorite of mine and the boys! We will have to give the dip a shot. And...the picture of the soup made me salivate! YUMMY!

Jennifer said...

*avocado* pardon my spelling. I didn't proofread!

Lara B Knight said...

Jen try it on cucumber or turkey sandwhiches - beyond yum! Don't worry - i am getting you the soup recipe!

Allison said...

Your soup looks amazing! Not being a fan of mushrooms, I probably wouldn't enjoy it but to make even me interested - hmmm that is some good look'n soup!