Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is full of good-for-you veggies and herbs, perfect for salads, but also ideal as a dipping sauce or spread for sandwiches.

The first time I tried green goddess dressing, I assumed it was made with avocados. I mean, anything this green must have avocados, right? I soon found out that it has many incarnations and avocado isn’t usually one of the main ingredients. Did you know that?

Green Goddess Dressing is full of good-for-you veggies and herbs, perfect for salads, but also ideal as a dipping sauce or spread for sandwiches.

Green Goddess Dressing typically contains mayonnaise, sour cream, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and pepper. For my green goddess dressing, I use avocado. The health benefits are unparalleled and the taste one that nothing can emulate. Not to mention the bright hue and creamy texture that lends itself to a “green goddess”. It was first seen on the food trend scene in the late 60’s and 70’s, mostly on California Cobb Salads and served solely as a “dressing.” I use green goddess dressing on everything, so I generally refer to it as a “sauce.”

Green Goddess Dressing is full of good-for-you veggies and herbs, perfect for salads, but also ideal as a dipping sauce or spread for sandwiches.
Avocado Green Goddess Dressing with Pulled Pork & Smoked Gouda Egg Rolls

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing is an extremely versatile condiment. Add a little more buttermilk to thin it out for a nice salad dressing, a little less and you can use it has a sandwich spread. This recipe is to be used as a dipping sauce. It uses yogurt instead of mayonnaise, making it even more packed with health benefits.  I also added a few anchovy filets for tang (like Ceasar), but this ingredient it optional. Since you will only use a few, make my Spaghetti Squash with Chunky Marinara to use up the rest.

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing Recipe- A tangy and creamy condiment packed with nutrient dense ingredients like avocado, garlic, parsley and yogurt. Serve as a dipping sauce, spread on sandwiches or salad dressing.

Keep your Avocado Green Goddess Dressing stored in an salad dressing container for up to a week. I used this batch of Avocado Green Goddess Dressing for my Pulled Pork and Aged Gouda Egg Rolls, but you can also use it in the traditional manner on a Cobb Salad. Make sure you check out my 7 tips for more interesting salads before you starting chopping!

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Avocado Green Goddess Dressing Recipe- A tangy and creamy condiment packed with nutrient dense ingredients like avocado, garlic, parsley and yogurt. Serve as a dipping sauce, spread on sandwiches or salad dressing.
Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A tangy and creamy condiment packed with nutrient dense ingredients like avocado, garlic, parsley and yogurt. Serve as a dipping sauce, spread on sandwiches or salad dressing.
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado pitted and peeled
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves
  • 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley packed, stems and leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-4 in anchovy filets packed in oil, but patted dry
  • 1/3-3/4 cup buttermilk depending on desired consistency
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except buttermilk to a heavy duty blender or food processor. Pulse to make a dense paste.
  2. Slowly add buttermilk, blending between each addition, until you reach the desired consistency, less for a spread and more for a salad dressing.

Green Goddess Dressing is full of good-for-you veggies and herbs, perfect for salads, but also ideal as a dipping sauce or spread for sandwiches.

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