Friday, July 29, 2011

80--- Green Goddess Dressing

Green goddess dressing is a favorite of mine. I have used mixes, bottles, and other potions to try and find the perfect restaurant-quality combination. You must make it from scratch. It is the only way. No mayonnaise was used in the creation of this lovely adornment to salads, fajitas, fresh tomatoes, pickled pigs feet, etc.

75% of the fat in this green goddess dressing comes from monounsaturated fatty acids. That is the reason for the 80 rating on this one! Monounsaturated fatty acids may have the ability to lower your bad LDL cholesterol and raise your healthy HDL cholesterol.

Green Goddess Dressing
Makes ~ 1 cup

1/2 large avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 green onion, chopped
1 tsp anchovy paste (you may use chopped kalmata olives as an alternative)
1 clove fresh garlic, chopped
1/4 cup low fat butttermilk
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Combine all ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrition Info per 2 Tbsp serving: 83 calories, 7.5 g fat (6 g monounsaturated), 1 g protein, 1 g carbohydrate


  1. i've never tried this kind of dressing before and it looks YUMMY! i will be trying it soon. THANKS

  2. How well does this store with the avocado in it? Does it turn brown within a few hours or with all the vinegar and lime it tends to keep for a couple days?

  3. I have had mine in the fridge for over a week and it is still perfectly green (and yummy)!

  4. Just wondering if you can suggest a replacement for the white wine vinegar - I love the look of the recipe, but am cooking for someone who can't consume vinegar.



  5. Hi Ruth! You can use lemon or lime juice in place of the vinegar!

  6. just made this and it is fabulous!!