Looking for the perfect dressing that goes with everything? This Green Goddess Dressing is it! Loaded with fresh herbs and made dairy-free and Vegan with an avocado base. 10 minutes and a blender or food processor is all you need to get this on your table! Green Goddess Dressing is so easy to make and also makes an amazing dip for veggies.
What is Green Goddess Dressing?
Green Goddess Dressing is a popular creamy based dressing that is loaded with fresh herbs such as parsley, tarragon, chives, and basil. The base of a Green Goddess usually contains sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise or even Greek Yogurt along with some lemon juice for tang. In some variations of this dressing, you may even get anchovies!
Green Goddess Dressing is almost always delicious, and one that is so versatile with just about any salad! You will see it often on a restaurant menu, and as a popular flavor in the grocery section.
Reasons you will love this Dairy-Free Variation!
This version that I created here today, is quite possibly the best I’ve ever had!! As a nutritionist, I eat my share of salads, but often much prefer my own homemade dressings. I took out a few traditional ingredients (mayo is not my favorite), and made it dairy-free with the addition of avocado.
Reasons you will absolutely love it:
- It’s still creamy and decadent
- You’ll love that it’s beautifully green and loaded with fresh herbs
- Green Goddess Dressing comes together in less than 10 minutes in a food processor or blender!
- You can make ahead and enjoy all week!
What you need to make Green Goddess Dressing:
Let’s gather up these easy ingredients!
- Avocado: This gives us a creamy and yummy texture, but also packs in nutrients!
- Fresh herbs: I use parsley, chives, and fresh basil. Feel free to swap these out, only use 2, or try tarragon!
- Avocado oil or olive oil: The base to give us a little more dressing consistency
- Lemon juice: an absolute must! The tang is delicious, but it also helps to keep the avocado fresh so you can store longer.
- Dijon mustard: I love to give my dressings a bit more zing and tang. The pairing of lemon and dijon is delicious!
- Capers: this might sound a little different, but it provides a salty umami taste to replace anchovies
- Garlic clove: I do love to add in a bit of fresh garlic here
- Sea Salt: Definitely need a pinch of salt in this dressing
- Water: to thin out and create a pourable dressing. You can omit if making this for a dip!
Blend it up!
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. You can use a blender, but because the base of a blender is more narrow, the food processor works better for this dressing. Blend until smooth! You may need to pause a few times to scrape down the sides of a bowl with a spatula. Add in additional water if you need to thin it out.
Serving and Storing:
Serve this over your favorite salad ingredients, or as a dip with crunchy veggies! Carrots and cucumbers are my favorite. Here are a few salads that would be perfect for Green Goddess:
Storing: You can store in the fridge for up to 4 days. It will start to turn color on the 3rd day, but still be tasty!
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Green Goddess Dressing
This Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing is made with fresh herbs and avocado for a creamy base. 10 minutes and a food processor or blender is all you need!
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp capers (drained)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 garlic clove (chopped)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup avocado oil or olive oil
In a food processor or blender, combine avocado, lemon juice, fresh herbs, dijon mustard, capers, water, garlic, and salt. While motor is running pour in avocado oil or olive oil.
Continue to blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to pause and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add in additional water by the tablespoon if dressing is too thick.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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