A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated my birthday by going to one of my favorite restaurants, 4th St. Bistro. The meal was delicious as always. I particularly enjoyed the salad I ordered: Hearts of Romaine with Sugar Snap Peas and Green Goddess Dressing. Topped with thinly sliced radishes and a few chives, it was delicious and refreshing!
I don’t often try to recreate dishes I order in restaurants, but this salad was so good, and seemed pretty straight-forward to copy. I already had a recipe for Green Goddess Dressing, so I started with that. Adding the proper veggies was a snap.
This salad came very close the restaurant version and I enjoyed it very much. I hope you enjoy it too!
Hearts of Romaine with Sugar Snap Peas and Green Goddess Dressing
- One heart of Romaine lettuce
- 4 oz. sugar snap peas
- 1 radish
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- ½ cup Green Goddess Dressing (recipe follows)
Chop the Romaine into bite-size pieces. Cut each snap pea into 3 – 4 pieces. Thinly slice the radish.
Place the Romaine and snap peas into a large bowl. Toss with Green Goddess Dressing to taste. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary.
Place salad in serving bowl or on individual plates. Top with radish slices, and sprinkle with chives.
Green Goddess Dressing
Adapted from Greens Glorious Greens!
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ½ cup minced parsley
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons minced green onion, white and green parts
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend for 1 to 2 minutes. Taste and adjust for sweetness and seasonings. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Makes about 1 cup