Made with just 6-ingredients, this Green Goddess Dressing is quick to make, full of flavor and will turn any boring salad into something sensational.
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I’m here to tell you that salads do not have to be boring.
And they don’t have to be slathered in a heavily processed dressing filled with inflammatory oils and unpronounceable ingredients to taste good. Those days are in the past because today, I’m sharing with you an oh so simple and tasty Green Goddess Dressing that’s full of healthy fats and made with only clean ingredients! This dressing is made entirely in a food processor or blender. It has a lovely fresh flavor from the basil (I heart basil) and it’s infused with just enough garlic. The creaminess comes from the avocado in combination with a dairy-free creamer called Nutpods. We recently were introduced to Nutpods by our friends at Whole30 and it’s hands down one of the best dairy-free creamers we have tried. In fact, It’s a new staple for both Jessica and I, especially when we’re Whole30’ing it!
Green Goddess Dressing is vegan-friendly, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly & Whole30-friendly. It’s nice and light with only about 60 calories, 1 gram of carb and 6 grams of fat per serving.
Nutpods is a fantastic dairy-free creamer alternative.
We love that Nutpods is free from carrageenan, dairy, soy, gluten, high-fructose corn syrup, refined sugars, sugar alcohols and is Non-GMO. It’s made from heart-healthy almonds and coconut and has the perfect creamer consistency. Nutpods comes in original (used in this recipe), french vanilla and hazelnut. All delicious but my personal favorite of all the three flavors is hazelnut which I add to my coffee. One tablespoon adds just 10 calories and zero grams of sugar. While it won’t add any sweetness to your cup of joe, it does add a nice flare of flavor…..for us non-black coffee drinkers!
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Not only is Nutpods a delicious dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole30 friendly creamer option, it also makes the perfect base in this Green Goddess Dressing recipe.
When making this dressing for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised with how creamy it turned out. Yay for creaminess! Typically I add mayo to make dressings creamy, like in our popular paleo ranch, but I was on a mission to make this not only dairy-free but egg-free too (also vegan-friendly). Now, I think I’ll set out on a mission to create another version of our paleo ranch dressing and use Nutpods (recipe to come!) in place of mayo so that it too is egg-free and vegan-friendly. The options are endless!
It’s time to build yourself a big beautiful salad and drizzle it with this Green Goddess Dressing!
- 1 cup dairy-free Original Nutpods creamer* (purchase here)
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1/4 cup basil leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2–3 garlic cloves
- 3 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil
- Sea salt & black pepper to taste
*May substitute full-fat coconut milk thinned with water to desired consistency
- Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Process on high until smooth and creamy. Scrape sides as needed.
- For a thinner consistency, add an additional 1-3 tbsp. of dairy-free creamer.
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- Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (~2 heaping Tbsp.)
- Calories: 62
- Fat: 6 g
- Sodium: 50 mg
- Carbohydrate: 1 g
- (Fiber: 1 g)
- Protein: 0 g
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