Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

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Spinach gives this luscious, fresh-tasting salad dressing its green color. The slightly licorice flavor from the tarragon complements the salad greens.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion (green part only)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons tarragon vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups Boston lettuce
  • 4 radicchio leaves, torn
  • 1 small cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 cup salad with 1 tablespoon dressing: 89 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a blender, combine the first 10 ingredients; cover and process for until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, radicchio, cucumber and tomatoes. Serve with dressing. Yield: 8 servings (1/2 cup dressing).
Originally published as Boston Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p36

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