If you're looking for a vibrant and healthy salad dressing to elevate your greens, look no further than this Green Goddess Salad Dressing recipe. Packed with a medley of fresh herbs, creamy avocado, and tangy Greek yogurt, this dressing perfectly balances flavors. It's delicious and provides a nourishing boost to your salad. Let's dive into this green delight!
Green Goddess Salad Dressing
Time: 30 minutes
1.5 cups of mixed herbs (such as basil, parsley, cilantro, and chives). *For this recipe, we used cilantro, parsley, mint, and chives.
.5 cups of scallions
1 cup of spinach leaves
1 ripe avocado
1 cup of plain low-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of agave (or honey)
1 teaspoon of sea salt
Before we start preparing this delectable dressing, ensure you have all the ingredients ready. This will ensure a smooth and hassle-free cooking process.
Wash the mixed herbs and spinach leaves thoroughly under cold running water. Remove any tough stems or discolored leaves. Pat them dry using paper towels.
In a blender or food processor, combine the mixed herbs, scallions, spinach, ripe avocado, 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Pulse until herbs are chopped and lightly blended.
To the blended herb mixture, add the plain low-fat Greek yogurt, remaining EVOO, remaining lemon juice, agave (or honey), and sea salt. Blend the mixture again until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
At this point, you can adjust the dressing's consistency by adding more yogurt or olive oil, depending on your preference. If you like a tangier dressing, squeeze in a little more lemon juice. Taste the dressing and add more salt or agave as needed to balance the flavors.
Transfer the Green Goddess Salad Dressing to a jar or airtight container and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. When you're ready to serve, drizzle the dressing generously over your favorite salad greens and enjoy the burst of freshness with every bite!
For a vegan version, you can substitute the Greek yogurt with a plant-based alternative like coconut or almond yogurt.
Feel free to experiment with different herbs based on your preference. Tarragon or dill can also add a unique twist to the dressing.
If you prefer a spicier dressing, add a small amount of freshly minced garlic or a pinch of red pepper flakes.
This Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a game-changer when it comes to adding vibrant flavor and nutrition to your salads. With a combination of fresh herbs, creamy avocado, and tangy Greek yogurt, it's a delicious and wholesome addition to any meal. Prepare a batch of this dressing and keep it in your fridge for up to 3 days. Your taste buds and body will thank you for it!