This healthy green goddess dressing recipe is a creamy and delicious version of a classic dressing. It's made without dairy or mayonnaise and we think this healthy version is far better tasting than the original!

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We've tweaked our favorite green goddess dressing. It has fewer ingredients, is easier to make, but is every bit as delicious.

Why we love this healthy green goddess dressing

  • It's creamy without using any mayonnaise or dairy.
  • The flavor is highly addictive. More than once we've eaten it by the spoonful.
  • The shorter ingredient list means you're pulling less out of your fridge and pantry. Give it up for less work!
  • There is no sugar (or honey or maple syrup) in this recipe. Because why add something if it's not really needed.
  • The color is the most incredible bright green.
  • It's super versatile. While it's obviously great on salads, we also love it as a chicken marinade, with potatoes or rice, or as a dip for veggies.

The ingredients for this healthy green goddess dressing in a blender.

What is green goddess dressing

Green goddess salad dressing was first served at San Francisco's Palace Hotel in 1923.  The original version is mostly mayonnaise and sour cream that was made green with a little parsley and flavored with anchovies. While it's delicious, we love our healthier version.

Healthy Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients

Healthy green goddess dressing is made with:

  • Lots of parsley – a superfood that gives this salad dressing its bright green color
  • Olive oil – a heart-healthy fat
  • Nutritional yeast – adds richness as well as loads of B vitamins
  • Vinegar, miso, tahini, green onion, and garlic – umami flavors used instead of the traditional anchovies

Is this healthy green goddess dressing vegan?

Yes! This is a 100% plant-based vegan salad dressing.

This green goddess dressing recipe creamy and smooth in a blender.

How to serve green goddess dressing

We like this green dressing best on a salad made with crispy lettuce (think romaine, butter, or iceberg lettuce) with lots of veggies. If you're serving it on baby greens or arugula, be careful not to add too much dressing as it can weigh down the delicate leaves.

But this recipe is good for more than just salad! It's the chicken marinade that we use in our Green Goddess Chicken recipe.

It's also delicious served spooned over salmon, mixed into rice, or used as a dip for roast potatoes. No matter how you serve it, it will add a ton of delicious flavor to your meal!

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mims
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 7 minute
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This healthy green goddess dressing recipe is a creamy and delicious version of a classic dressing. It's made without dairy or mayonnaise and we think this healthy version is far better tasting than the original!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh parsley, packed (if you have a high-powered blender you can use the stems and all. If you are using a regular blender, twist off the stems and use the leaves)
  • 1 green onion, green part only
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste (sub gluten-free soy sauce or coco aminos, as needed)
  • 1 garlic clove

Instructions

  1. Place the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Store in a jar in your fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

This dressing will thicken when it's cold. Either warm it before using, or add a splash of water or oil to loosen it.

Make sure to use the coco aminos option for paleo and Whole30.

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