Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Clean Eating Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

This green goddess dressing recipe is fresh, delicious, a goes super well with any green salad you care to put it on.

If you’ve ever purchased the Greed Goddess dressing from Trader Joe’s, you’ll know exactly what this is. It’s pure, green deliciousness in a bottle. Made with lots of herbs and avocado, it’s a wonderful homemade dressing for many salads. Particularly in the warmer months of the year (although it’s yummy any time of year!)

A beautiful bowl of salad sits towards the back of the table with a full dressing bottle and a small, white pitcher sit filled with this clean eating green goddess dressing recipe.

WHO CREATED GREEN GODDESS DRESSING?

According to American Food Roots:

This famous salad dressing was created in the kitchens of San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. Chef Philip Roemer is said to have invented the dressing in 1923 to honor actor George Arliss, who stayed at the hotel while performing in William Archer’s hit play, “The Green Goddess.”

WHAT IS GREEN GODDESS DRESSING MADE OF?

Greed Goddess Dressing is traditionally made with mayonnaise, sour cream, anchovy, fresh herbs and lemon juice along with some black pepper. But I wanted to remake what they sell at Trader Joe’s, so my ingredients do not include the mayo, sour cream or anchovy. The recipe below uses avocados, fresh herbs, lemon juice and pepper. It’s totally delicious and very, very close to the Trader Joe’s version.

And overhead view looking down into the bowl of salad with carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers. A clear glass bottle and small white pitcher both sit in front of the bowl filled with this clean eating green goddess dressing recipe.

HEALTHY GREEN GODDESS DRESSING:

You could certainly enjoy the traditional version in small portions and keep it somewhat on the healthier side. But I find that all that mayo and sour cream along with anchovies don’t really fit my definition of healthy these days.

I realize that goes against the current, fat-loving trend of the keto diet that is currently all the rage. But all I know is how much better I feel since giving up that way of eating. You can certainly add those things to this recipe if you prefer by switching out the avocados for equal portions of mayo and sour cream if that is your preference.

VEGAN GREEN GODDESS DRESSING:

This recipe is vegan but it’s tough to tell the difference once it’s mixed into a salad. This dressing delivers all the flavor without the high fat or cholesterol. Give it a try!

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CLEAN EATING GREEN GODDESS DRESSING RECIPE:

Clean Eating Green Goddess Dressing

A delicious salad dressing made with fresh herbs, onions, lemon juice and black pepper.

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium haas avocados ((pitted and skins removed))
  • 3/4 cup chopped, fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (+ 1 tbsp.)
  • 1 cup chopped green onions ((whites and green parts))
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup fresh, chopped basil
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt ((+ more to taste as needed))
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  1. Place all ingredient in a high-speed blander and blend until smooth.

  2. Transfer to a food-safe container and store in the fridge up to 5 days.

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

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