This Green Goddess salad dressing is not only delicious and creamy, but also gluten, dairy, and sugar free! Perfect to brighten up any salad; versatile enough to use as a veggie dip – you can’t go wrong!
Confession: This recipe is a copycat.
I really enjoy the green goddess salad dressing from Trader Joe’s. It’s the only one they offer that’s truly paleo. However, after reading the ingredients, I realized two things:
- You and I can make this ourselves.
- It will taste so much fresher if we do.
What goes in Green Goddess Dressing?
Not much, to be honest. Avocado, a variety of herbs and spices, some lemon juice and vinegar to give it a bit of an acidic base, and some water to thin it out.
I’m a big fan of keeping recipes simple, with a short ingredient list. Let’s be honest – we can pin fancy photos and recipes all day long, but those don’t end up being the ones we make.
We make the recipes with short ingredient lists, short cook times, and good flavor. Amiright?
How do you make Green Goddess Salad Dressing?
This is going to get complicated, so stay with me, ok?
First, you’re going to gather all of your ingredients. Second, you’re going to put them all in a food processor. Third, you’re going to turn it on and run it until the dressing is smooth.
Then you’re done. I told you it was complicated.
Can I use this Green Goddess dressing as a dip?
Yes! It is a thicker dressing. It’s not quite dip consistency, so I’d recommend lowering or eliminating the water to get a thicker “dip” style.
Start with no water, and add it a bit at a time to the processor until the dressing is the consistency you’re looking for!
Gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free, you can now have your favorite salad dressing without any of the guilt! Avocado combined with herbs and spices make up this dressing that will add flavor to any salad or dish.
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/2 cup water
- 2/3 cup chives
- 1/2 cup basil
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth, pausing to scrape down the sides as needed.