I noticed green goddess dressing popping up a few years ago at my local supermarkets. It’s a beautiful, creamy dressing that looks (and tastes) amazing on salad greens or sandwiches. Typically, green goddess salad dressing is made with non-vegan mayonnaise or yogurt. But, this version is completely vegan and a lot healthier than it’s non-vegan counterpart.
I like to make this green goddess dressing in the summer months when my salads need a splash of flavor. I’ve also used this dressing to mix into chickpea sandwiches, dress up Buddha bowls, or even add flavor to tacos and burgers instead of hot sauce.
It’s really easy to make and you can whip it up in just a few minutes. The green in this dressing recipe comes from the avocado, along with the fresh herbs. Avocado contributes to the creamy texture as well. You can also add vegan mayonnaise to thicken it up a bit if you prefer.
I love how customizable this recipe is as well. If you prefer a thicker dressing, add less water. This is typically what I do for sandwiches. If you prefer a creamier dressing, add vegan mayonnaise or tahini. The possibilities are endless.
Be sure to store this dressing in the fridge and use it within a few days. I like to make smaller batches so I’ll use it quicker. You’ll also need to give it a good shake before using.
Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dressing
This healthy salad dressing is vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make.
- 1 avocado scooped
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup water set aside
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- 2 tbsp. vegan mayonaise optional , you can also use tahini
Add all ingredients except water to a food processor or blender.
Blend on high, slowly adding water until desired consistency is met.
After tasting, adjust salt and add fresh black pepper if desired.