Mayo-free Green Goddess Dressing for those of us who love fresh and herby creamy salad dressings. Bring your favorite salad to the next level with this amazing, delicious dressing!
Homemade salad dressing happens almost daily in my house, because your girl eats a lot of salad.
More often than not, I make vinaigrettes, but from time to time, I need a good creamy dressing.
Creamy dressings seal the deal on big entrée salads.
They bind your blue cheese to your bacon like no body’s business. Your feta to your chicken, your gorgonzola to your steak, your cheddar to your avocado.
Sometimes we need for our blue cheese to bind to our bacon, which is why we make green goddess dressing. It’s kinda like Ranch dressing, but even more divine because of the huge infusion of fresh herbs.
Creamy dressings are normally plagued by the wrath of mayonnaise (can you tell I’m not a fan of the mayo?). This is a mayo-free Green Goddess Dressing, because seriously, folks: this is a mayo-free zone.
In case you’re new to Green Goddess Dressing, no worries! I have you covered.
What is Green Goddess Dressing?:
Green Goddess Dressing is made with fresh basil and parsley, along with garlic and lemon juice. Typically, mayonnaise is involved in order to make the dressing nice and thick and creamy.
Instead of mayonnaise, I use Greek yogurt and a little olive oil to replace the mayo. It works like a charm!
You’re left with a zesty, herby creamy dressing that is so delicious on all of your salads!
The fact that this dressing is lower in fat and lighter than your standard store-bought dressing makes eating your loaded salads that much more enticing. You can even use it on your bowl recipes to spruce them up and make them more interesting.
Let’s make this fresh and frisky healthy dressing recipe, shall we?
How to Make Green Goddess Dressing:
Simply blend everything up until the herbs were nice and chopped and your desired consistency has been reached.
Store homemade green goddess dressing in a jar with a lid or an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to one week.
Use this creamy salad dressing on all of your favorite salads and bowls! Here are some of my favorite recipes for including goddess dressing.
How to Use Green Goddess Dressing:
- Steak Salad with Berries Avocado and Green Goddess Dressing
- Spring Vegetable Buddha Bowls with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
- Summer Buddha Bowls with Green Goddess Tahini Dressing
- Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blackberries and Green Goddess Dressing
- Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
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Mayo-Free Green Goddess Dressing
- Add all of the ingredients for the green goddess dressing to a small blender or a food processor.
- Blend (or process) until the herbs are finely chopped and the dressing is thick and creamy and has reached your desired consistency.
- Taste the dressing for flavor and add more sea salt or lemon juice to taste. Note that salad dressings always taste less strong when mixed into salad, so keep that in mind before making changes.
- Store homemade green goddess dressing in a jar with a lid or an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.