Looking for the most perfect all-purpose HEALTHY dressing recipe that doubles as a dip? You need to make this Creamy Green Goddess Dressing recipe made with a Greek yogurt base, tons of fresh herbs, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Today is a good day (writing this yesterday). It is 40 degrees in Minneapolis, I had best photoshoot with some of my favorite ladies this morning (I’m looking at you Brooke Alexandra Photography + Nourish Move Love + @linleyshands), a productive + fun meeting with Team Fit Foodie, and now I’m eating a peanut butter cookie at Moose + Sadie’s (one of the cutest cafes in the North Loop). Today is one of those days that you dream about when you first quit your safe corporate, cushy job to do the work you love. No, not every day is like today, but I savor the ones that are.
I also savor recipes like this All-Purpose Creamy Green Goddess Dressing. It’s detoxifying, delicious, and multi-purpose all in one. First off, I have always been a creamy dressing kind of a gal. This can sometimes lead to a healthy salad turning unhealthy very quickly. Do you feel me? So my inspiration for developing a healthy + creamy dressing stems from my love for slathering veggies with delicious sauce. Which also brings me to the fact that I have used this dressing as a dip SO MANY TIMES because it tastes great both ways.
Traditionally cilantro takes the cake when it comes to green goddess dressing, but I know some people have a strong preference for or against this herb. I was at a crossroads when deciding whether to make this dressing with basil or cilantro. I did try both and they were each delicious in their own way. However, I tend to sway more towards the basil direction, so that’s what I did. So, feel free to substitute cilantro for basil if you would like!
Can we just check out this ingredient list really quick?!
basil– supports kidney function and acts as a diuretic to help cleanse body of toxins.
parsley– is high in vitamins K + A. It also encourages healthy digestion.
garlic– has high amounts of vitamin c, which supports your immune system and liver health.
apple cider vinegar– aids in digestion and cleansing of the intestines.
lemon juice– is high in vitamin C and has pectin, which is a dietary fiber that supports digestion
cayenne pepper- stimulates the digestive track and aids in metabolizing food + toxins
- 1 cup basil, chopped (not packed)
- 1 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped (not packed)
- ¼ cup green onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ⅛ cayenne pepper
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If it's still too thick, add more olive oil by the tablespoon.
Store in air-tight container for 3-5 days.
BOOM. Don’t worry, this isn’t the last time you will hear about this dressing. We have plenty of salads + appetizers coming up that highlight how to use this dressing. GET PUMPED UP.