the weather in london has turned chilly and it seems ages since we were basking in the warm summer sunshine. however, i am hopeful that sunny days will return and will enjoy recreating this bill granger recipe for salmon salad with green goddess dressing.
the original green goddess salad was, apparently, created at the palace hotel in san franciso for the british actor george arliss who was appearing in a local production of william archer's the green goddess. the classic recipe for this californian dressing are anchovies, mayonnaise, garlic, tarragon, parsley and chives.
bill granger’s recipe is lighter, focussing on herbs and watercress with a mix of mayonnaise and yoghurt. i went with an even lighter version, omitting the mayo as well. however, this is obviously a forgiving recipe and quite happy to be adapted according to whatever you have in. it’s also a great accompaniment for the rest of the salad, which has a lovely balance of flavours – the richness of the avocado and the salmon is balanced by the grapefruit and tangy dressing.