August’s weather brings near-daily rain and 100% humidity–weather to discourage even a hearty appetite. Fortunately, late summer in Louisiana is crab weather; blue crabs are abundant, (relatively) inexpensive, and delicious right now. To show off a pound of fresh lump crabmeat, I paired avocados, thinly sliced red onions, tender butter lettuce, and crabmeat tossed with green goddess dressing for a simple crab salad this weekend. I’m hooked on Penzey’s Spices green goddess salad mix: just add a little water, vinegar, and (yogurt, sour cream, or mayo) for a slightly sweet, shallot-inflected dressing or dip. Made with 0% fat, drained Greek yogurt, it’s thick, creamy, and only 10-15 calories per tablespoon.
Do you mailorder the green goddess mix? The website doesn’t list any local retailers.
Yes, mail order is the only way to get Penzey’s locally. I visited the Penzey’s store in Detroit a few weeks ago; it’s fun browsing spot, with many samples to smell & touch. The closest store to NOLA is in Houston.