Green Goddess Dressing (paleo, vegan)

This creamy Green Goddess Dressing is one of my favorite ways to enjoy a salad. The avocado adds the perfect dairy-free creamy base, and the basil adds in a touch of bliss, and the red wine vinegar adds just the right amount of tang. The vinegar also keeps the dressing green for a couple days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge too. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your own taste buds. This is one of my favorite recipes to use hemp hearts in, as the earthy taste of hemp seeds pairs perfectly with this creamy Green Goddess Dressing. And if you’d rather sprinkle the hemp hearts onto the salad for an extra serving of protein that tastes pretty darn good too.

Green Goddess Salad Dressing - vegan - paleo - low carb http://www.forestandfauna.com/

This dressing also makes a fabulous replacement for ranch dressing when served with fresh veggies for dipping!

Green Goddess Dressing with Avocado and Hemp Seeds

I love to serve this salad dressing over a salad of gem lettuce, sliced apple, thinly sliced red onion, cucumbers, sprouted pumpkin seeds (or hemp hearts), and fresh parsley.
Author Andrea Wyckoff

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado medium sized
  • 1 cup large handful fresh basil about 1
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoon to 4 Kalamata olives or 1 capers
  • a little ground black pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Tablespoons optional: 2 hemp hearts plus 2 to 4 Tablespoons additional water

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender or use animmersion blender in a mason jar.
  2. Start by adding 1/4 cup of water as listed in the recipe, and you can then add a little more if you want a thinner consistency. If adding in hemp seeds you will need to add in little extra water too.
  3. Note: I keep avocados in the freezer in small air tight baggies already peeled and chopped. This is such a great way to save ripe avocados for use later. I simply defrost the frozen avocado by putting the bag into a bowl of hot water.

Estimated nutrition based on making salad dressing with all ingredients listed above, including hemp hearts, and broken out into 6 servings. For a lower calorie dressing you can reduce avocado/olive oil and add in extra water.

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing - vegan - paleo - low carb http://www.forestandfauna.com/

Shared at: Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable + Real Food Friday + From the Farm + Happy Healthy Green and Natural Blog Party Hop + Savoring Saturdays

Green Goddess Salad Dressing - vegan - paleo - low carb http://www.forestandfauna.com/

26 thoughts on “Green Goddess Dressing (paleo, vegan)

  1. Hi Andrea,
    This sounds like a wonderful, healthy dressing – love the idea of the avocado’s and hemp hearts – what healthy ingredients not to mention tasty. This would make a delicious dip too. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

    1. I love how a good dressing can make veggies absolutely crave-worthy! Otherwise salad is just so, ya know, boring. But with this dressing I find veggies become irresistible and so blissful, as yes, this dressing totally works well as a dip too! ā™„

  2. This sounds delicious. Your photos are so fun + pretty too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party! Hope you’ll join us again.

  3. I am a big salad lover and great healthy vegan dressings make the salad for me, so thank you for sharing these healthy and delicious green goddess dressing recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. Iā€™m Pinning and sharing.

  4. Making this for our salad tonight – thanks Andrea! A grass-fed steak, green salad and your delicious dressing sounds like the perfect meal for a warm night.

  5. Oh wow, this dressing looks heavenly. What a great version of Green Goddess Dressing! I’m also loving the cute little gnomes in your pictures šŸ™‚

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I consider a serving to be 2 Tablespoons.

      And as stated above:
      Estimated nutrition based on making salad dressing with all ingredients listed above, including hemp hearts, and broken out into 6 servings.
      NOTE** For a lower calorie dressing you can reduce avocado/olive oil and add in extra water.

      Cheers!

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