Healthy eating is all about the condiments. Keeps things interesting. This creamy, savory Green Goddess Dressing is literally good on EVERYTHING and is loaded with healthy fats and green goodness.
If you are anything like me, you wake up every morning and realize that the family is going to want to eat today. Like 3 times today. Every day. What’s a busy mama to do?
This recipe is inspired by my family’s favorite store-bought dressing. I just made it a bit healthier. And I make sure to have it on hand so my family can smother it on anything and everything we eat. It’s my way of keeping things interesting because broccoli just tastes better tossed with a bit if flavor.
If you look in my fridge, you will often find homemade ranch, homemade honey mustard, and homemade mayonnaise. But my family still wanted their beloved Goddess Dressing. I wasn’t crazy about the unhealthy oils that were in it, so I decided to make my own. And it’s SO much better.
The recipe is simple and super easy to throw together. Here’s the highlights:
- avocado and tahini for a creamy base
- apple cider vinegar and lemon for a bit of zest
- extra virgin olive oil for healthy fats
- parsley and chives for the green
- garlic, salt, and toasted sesame for flavor
- also tastes delicious using cilantro and lime (instead of parsley and lemon) for a more Latin flavor profile (think guacamole)
This Green Goddess Dressing takes a regular old salad to the next level. So many good flavors. We also eat it on eggs, veggies, and avocado toast. With the cilantro/lime combo, it’s the bomb for nachos and tacos.
The verdict with my family: THEY LOVE IT! Even more than the store-bought version. Now everyone is happy.
- 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1/4 cup tahini (I use THIS toasted kind)
- 1/3 cup olive oil (THIS is my fav organic brand)
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (I use THIS raw kind)
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 to 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds (like this) ** see note below
- 1/2 cup parsley leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp chives, minced
- Place everything except parsley and chives into blender and puree until creamy smooth. Add parsley leaves and chives and process again until well incorporated. Thin with extra water to desired consistency. Taste and adjust for salt and lemon.
- Use immediately or store in air tight glass jar for up to a week.
* I use a toasted tahini for this dressing because I it gives such a nice flavor. Raw tahini will work as well but will be a bit more subtle.
** To toast your sesame seeds, simply roast seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until fragrant and beginning to brown. Be sure to shake pan regularly to keep seeds from burning.
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