Meet our family’s current favorite sauce- The avocado green goddess dressing. This easy homemade avocado green goddess sauce comes together in less than 10 minutes and tastes good on everything. We love this fresh and herby sauce so much that we eat it with fries and even our airfryer cauliflower.
Where I live, avocados cost an arm and a leg. My market visits are always punctuated with episodes of me hunting for good deals on stuff like avocado and salad greens. During one such visit, I hit an avocado jackpot and bought 8 for a princely sum of 9$. But, one can eat only so much avocado toast, right?
And that is when I whipped up this creamy vegan sauce with avocados and fresh herbs plucked right from my little balcony garden. There is a supreme sense of satisfaction
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What is green goddess dressing?
A green goddess dressing is a creamy sauce that uses Mayo or sour cream, garlic and a combination of herbs. The original green goddess dressing recipe is a classic that has its origins in California and uses anchovy paste as well. You can find this is most stores.
The Costco culinary treasures Avocado green goddess dressing and the Trader Joe’s versions are quite popular. I can even say that my recipe is inspired by Trader Joe’s green goddess sauce but only better because anything homemade is better, ain’t it?
Let us not forget avocados that are nutrient dense and is a treasure of healthy fats.
This healthy green goddess sauce recipe is free from oil, preservatives, added salt and sugar. We will also be reaping the benefits of avocado, so who needs Mayo anyway?
Green Goddess Dressing-Ingredients
You can think of this sauce as an easy avocado salad dressing. Add it to all your summer salads for the creamiest salad experience. Yep. That is a thing.
The star of this sauce recipe is the avocado. We are looking for those firm, green and just ripe ones. While buying avocados, look for those that have a slightly greenish brown skin, feels squishy when pressed with your palms. Avoid those with wrinkly brown stalks.
I love herbs. Period. Let me be honest. I buy way more herbs than I can consume in a few days time. And this sauce is a definitely testimony to that. Light and yet creamy, this recipe uses a combination of herbs like basil and mint. Dried herbs wont work in this recipe, though.
If I have to name the four must herbs here, it would be basil,chives, mint and cilantro. You can also add finely chopped dill at the end for some texture and more flavors. No matter what your choice of herbs are, I m sure this avocado dressing will be repeated in your menus.
No oil salad dressing
Yes,you heard me right. There is no oil in this recipe. Win-win, right? Avocado gives all the fat and creaminess we need.
Vegan green goddess sauce
Make this healthy green goddess sauce vegan in a pinch. While this recipe calls for low fat greek yogurt, I have tried making this with cashew yogurt and coconut yogurt too. Both gave me the same results. The cashew yogurt version is more loved at home than the coconut yogurt one. But you can use either for a vegan green goddess dressing.
Ways to use this sauce
- Serve this easy homemade avocado dressing in all your summer salads. Add it to some cooked barley and veggies and make avocado barley salad. Or try a fresh and crunchy garden salad with this light and flavorful green dressing. Pasta salads, potato salad and shrimp salads are all best friends with this dressing.
- Drizzle some of this avocado green sauce over your tacos or falafels.
- Break out the chip and dip platter. Cut some veggies, make a crudites platter and feature this greek goddess sauce as a dip.
- Make this your next sandwich spread. Yes. Some cukes, grated beets and or mashed chickpeas and this sauce make a mean sammich. Better yet, use this dressing in our guacamole dressing recipe based sandwich.
- Add it generously to your grain bowls, Buddha bowls or even over your noodle bowls.
- Last but not the least, take my daughter’s cue and lick this sauce away by the spoon. Or by the finger. Really, does it matter?
- Switch up the combination of herbs for a different flavored sauce every time. The base ingredients are avocado and yogurt. Introduce new herbs like dill, green onion scapes or tarragon. Or leave one of the herbs out.
- Stir in some Tahini or nut butter while blending for a nutty green goddess sauce. But adding Tahini or any other nut butter means that the recipe is no longer oil-free.
- You can also add 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to this sauce while adding the yogurt. This improves the flavor of the sauce. Since I wanted an oil-free dressing, I skipped the olive oil.
- Like I mentioned before, use plain vegan yogurt or nut yogurt for a vegan dressing.
- To make our homemade avocado dressing based salads more interesting, sprinkle some cajun seasoning or chili-lime salt over your salad.
- You can also use Poblano peppers or jalapenos in place of serrano peppers. Please note that using Indian green chilis add more heat. So use with caution.
- This healthy greek yogurt avocado dressing keeps well for upto 1 week in the fridge. To store this, use a sterilised canning jar.
- Use a food processor to blend the ingredients. This gives you the smoothest, creamiest sauce.
- I have used low fat greek yogurt. You can use plain yogurt or regular greek yogurt too.
- Always keep the dressing refrigerated when not in use. Since this recipe uses yogurt, it tends to become sour when left out at room temperature.
- I will not recommend freezing this since the thawed sauce becomes watery and not as creamy as the freshly made sauce.
Assemble all the ingredients and keep them handy before you begin.
Cut open and pit the avocado. Scoop the flesh out.
To a food processor, add the herbs and avocado along with lemon juice, salt and green chilis.
Now, blend to a coarse paste. Use the pulse option to do this easily. When done, add the yogurt and blend again to a really smooth paste.
That is it. Our avocado green goddess dressing is ready. Transfer to a clean sterilised canning jar until ready to use.
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Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
- food processor
- 1 medium Avocado
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp finely chopped chives
- 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 10 fresh sweet basil leaves
- 12 fresh mint leaves
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1 serrano pepper
- 1.25 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper
- 1 cup low fat greek yogurt
- Assemble all the ingredients and keep them handy before you begin.
- Cut open and pit the avocado. Scoop the flesh out.
- To a food processor, add the herbs and avocado along with lemon juice, salt and serrano pepper.
- Now, blend to a coarse paste. Use the pulse option to do this easily.
- When done, add the yogurt and blend again to a really smooth paste.
- Our avocado green goddess dressing is ready.
- Transfer to a clean sterilised canning jar until ready to use.
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