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Old 10-11-2006, 03:57 PM   #21
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"Green Goddess Dressing"
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:47 PM   #22
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Seven S, that is the first Green Goddess dressing I have seen that does not include anchovies. I may try it to see if it compares well.
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:23 AM   #23
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I don't like raw vegetables, period. Doesn't matter what the dressing is; lettuce tastes like wet leaves and I want no part of it!

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Old 10-14-2006, 08:01 AM   #24
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Wet Leaves? Maybe you don't like salad because the components of it haven't been spun-dry. I find wet lettuce to be borderline wet-leaves as well.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:30 AM   #25
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Wet Leaves? Maybe you don't like salad because the components of it haven't been spun-dry. I find wet lettuce to be borderline wet-leaves as well.
Just an expression! Spin it all you want, it tastes like crap. I don't care if it's iceburg or romaine, I can't stand lettuce, period. In fact, I can't stand any raw vegetables.

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Old 10-14-2006, 12:13 PM   #26
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Jay,

How about a dressing made with chopped garlic, lemon juice, honey, salt and olive oil?
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:31 PM   #27
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maybe light oil and vinegar... ?
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:16 PM   #28
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When I was very young I was absolutely terrified of salad dressings b/c I hated mayo and I hated vinegar, and I could smell them both a mile away.

What we ended up doing was putting cocktail sauce (like you make for shrimp cocktail) over my salads.

Cocktail sauce

Ketchup
Lemon juice
Horseradish
Salt/Pepper
Wasabi powder (optional)
Garlic (optional)

I think the OP requested something with garlic in it, and I don't see why you wouldn't be able to add garlic to the above, except that if you use too much horseradish it will simply overpower the garlic. If you are going to use garlic, I would use fresh garlic only, and finely minced. I didn't list any quantities for the above, because you can adjust for taste. Just use more ketchup than anything else. Add more horseradish/wasabi for heat, lemon juice for tartness. Heck you could probably add some white sugar or simple syrup to sweeten if you really wanted to.

Another suggestion I would make would be to lightly toss with a good EVOO, some lemon juice, salt/pepper.
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:31 AM   #29
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How about Tzatziki, a greek yogurt based sauce with cucumber, dill and garlic?

Also you can make a tahini based dressing, with a touch of lemon, garlic, and additional toasted sesame seeds.

But my standard favourite is a drizzle of top quality evoo, simply with salt and pepper, and occasionally a few drops of balsamic vinegar (I can't stand regular vinegar either, but a good balsamic has a full mild flavour with a touch of sweetness...yum!)---this is, IMO the best way to showcase/compliment the fresh, quality vegetables.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:29 PM   #30
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Urmaniac13, Tzatziki is not a dressing but a dip/spread to be eaten with pita bread/fresh rolls.
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