Naked Vegetables with Green Goddess Dressing

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Take your naked veggies skinny dipping!

Summer is here and fresh vegetables are in abundance.  Before dinner, as a pool side snack or packed up in a picnic basket, ‘naked” veggies are a perfect way to satisfy friends and family when you host. Tomatoes, cucumbers, green, yellow and red peppers, carrots, broccoli, celery – you like it, it works and the more variety the better.

To add something really special to your vegetable plate, try Green Goddess Dressing.  I love it and so do my kids – it gets them dipping and eating their veggies!   Note: I omit the anchovy paste, which is included in the traditional Green Goddess recipe.

Green Goddess Dressing Recipe (without the anchovy)


  • 1 cup Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil  – $1 OFF coupon>
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic (2 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Add mayonnaise, scallions, basil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a blender and blend on low until smooth.
  • Add sour cream to mixture and whisk in until thoroughly blended.
  • Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

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