Awww, the beloved Green Goddess Dressing. Never heard of it?? It’s only the most delectable dressing that basically turns you into a Grecian princess if you smother it all over your food. That’s right, eating a bowl full of salad greens slathered with Green Goddess Dressing makes you a Goddess. I kid. But, the creaminess, tangy flavor, and vibrant green color will leave you feeling AWESOME.
The first time I had Goddess Dressing was by Annie’s. They sell Goddess Dressing that you can buy basically at most grocery stores. I loved the creamy garlic flavor of theirs, but I quit eating it after I figured out my gut is sensitive to garlic. If you google Goddess Dressing, most recipes have these 3 things in common:
When I was dreaming up a delicious new salad dressing, I imagined it a little bit different:
Mayo is great and all but I thought, let’s add a healthier form of fat that’s packed full of fiber and minerals – AVOCADO. Yessss, nothing like some avocado to take the creaminess factor UP.
Herbs can be customized based on your own flavor preferences. I like basil, especially this time of year. Don’t like basil?? Swap it out for cilantro or parsley, and tarragon.
Lemon is really a necessity when it comes to salad dressing – or at least some form of citrus is. The citrus adds tang and vibrancy to salad dressing. You could swap lemon for lime if you prefer.
How to Make Green Goddess Dressing
I find the easiest way to make salad dressing is to throw all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl and use my immersion blender to blend all of the ingredients together. Not everyone has an immersion blender, or if you’re sometimes like me, you’re too lazy to use a regular blender because you know you’ll have to clean it afterwards. No problem! Just chop the herbs really fine and expect to have some small chunks in your dressing. This shouldn’t be a problem if you’re pouring this dressing over a salad or vegetables. The chunks will add nice texture and blend in with the rest of the ingredients.
Drizzle this shiz on everything! I love Green Goddess Dressing on a salad, especially this Berry Kale Salad, but feel free to think beyond a salad. Here are some other delicious ideas for using your Green Goddess Dressing:
White Fish or Salmon + Green Goddess Dressing
Roasted Potatoes + Green Goddess Dressing
Grilled Chicken + Green Goddess Dressing
Canned Chicken + Green Goddess Dressing
Raw Carrots, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers and Cherry Tomatoes + Green Goddess Dressing
Burrito Bowl + Green Goddess Dressing (swap out the basil for cilantro)
It all sounds so delicious!
Alright, let’s jump into the recipe!
- 1 avocado
- 3 large basil leaves
- ½ lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (ACV)
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Chiffonade the basil leaves, which basically means roll the leaves together and cut into very small strips.
- In a medium sized bowl, add all of the ingredients.
- Using an immersion blender, blend all of the ingredients together until no large chunks are left or until you've reached your desired consistency. You can also throw all of the ingredients into a blender, or mash everything together with a fork and stir until everything is mixed together.
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