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, anti-inflammatory spices, and a squeeze of lemon juice. This Green Goddess Dressing recipe is gluten-free and the perfect meal-prep dressing or dip for the week.
How To Make Green Goddess Dressing
I love love love creating 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. Feel free to substitute cilantro if you would like!
Whipping up a batch of this green goddess dressing could not be easier. Simply prep your ingredients (we’ll get to those in a sec!), place them all in your food processor, and let it fly! Blend the ingredients until it’s smooth and creamy. If your green goddess dressing is a bit too thick, add olive oil by the tablespoon to thin it out a bit.
Now, can we just check out this ingredient list for this dressing really quick?!
Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients
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
Talk about clean and delicious ingredients, my friends! Let us know in the comments what you’re pairing your green goddess dressing with. We’d love to know 😀
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- 1 cup basil, chopped (not packed)
- 1 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped (not packed)
- 1/4 cup green onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 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.
Tips & Notes
- If your dressing is too thick, add more olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Store in air-tight container for 3-5 days.