Green goddess dressing is a favorite for a reason; it’s packed with fresh herbs; garlic; and rich, tangy mayonnaise. It’s a bold dressing that makes a splash. And it has an origin story that’s just as splashy.
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Green goddess dressing was first served on a salad at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923. Renowned theater actor George Arliss was a guest at the hotel while performing in the play The Green Goddess. The play is now seen as racially insensitive, but it was a hit at the time. The hotel's chef, Philip Roemer, crafted a unique salad dressing as a way to honor Arliss and the production.
Cook's Country's Editor in Chief Toni Tipton-Martin gives a more detailed story in the video below.