Green Goddess Dressing
This creamy green goddess dress is full of flavor and superfood ingredients. It’s loaded with health benefits, while adding a subtle tangy to salads and crudites. It’s also vegan and dairy free, making it elimination diet friendly!
Does Green Goddess Dressing have dairy?
Most traditional green goddess dressing recipes do contain dairy, however, I set out to create a vegan, dairy-free version. My recipe features coconut milk yogurt in place of dairy, and it’s a delicious substitution!
It’s important to note that some coconut milk yogurts have more tang and others have more natural sweetness than others. You’ll notice my recipe suggests adding more apple cider vinegar to taste, and this accounts for that variety in yogurt flavors! Use your discretion in adding the vinegar — start with just a little and build from there!
What is Green Goddess Dressing made of?
With all the micronutrients and antioxidants from the fresh herbs, and probiotics from the yogurt and apple cider vinegar, this is a very healthy powerhouse of a dressing. The ingredients are customizable, making it a quick and easy dressing to whip up when you’re feeling an energy slump or looking for an immune boost.
Let’s look at some of the ingredients in this vegan green goddess dressing:
I suggest adding soft stemmed herbs, but the types you use are entirely up to you! You can make the dressing with whatever herbs you prefer or have on hand. My favorite combination is cilantro, parsley, and basil, but you can just use one type of herb if that’s what you have.
Unsweetened, Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt
To keep this recipe dairy free and vegan, I used unsweetened coconut milk yogurt. While you can use any dairy free yogurt you like, keep in mind that other dairy-free yogurts will have a distinct taste that will alter the overall flavor profile. Look for a yogurt option that is free of gums and fillers.
You can also make my recipe for homemade coconut milk yogurt. This will help ensure you’re getting an option that is free of gums and fillers.
This superfood powder adds a powerful nutritional punch to this dressing, and supports your body’s inflammatory response. My Organic Greens powder is made from 14 USDA certified organic superfoods, and contains adaptogenic herbs like maca and ashwagandha, as well as turmeric root and ginger root.
The garlic in this dressing isn’t only included as a way to spice up the recipe. It’s also a nutrient-packed vegetable! Garlic provides B vitamins, vVitamin C, and a range of minerals including manganese and copper.
Can I make this dressing without fresh herbs?
I would not suggest making this dressing with herbs you might find in a tube or with reconstituted dried herbs. Not only will this affect the flavor, but herbs found in a tube often contain questionable ingredients and preservatives such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, and xanthan gum. Plus, dried herbs just don’t have the same impact as fresh!
All of these fresh herb alternatives will also have a different flavor, texture, and nutritional value compared to fresh.
Other dressing recipes you’ll love:
- There is a delicious Italian Dressing recipe used in this post for Italian Dressing Chicken!
- If you’re looking for a dairy free version of a classic, look no further than this Paleo Ranch Dressing.
- If you’re a sweet dressing fan, this Strawberry Dressing is delicious!
- In the past, I was a fan of soy based dressings, so I sought out to make a soy-free version. I included the recipe for my Creamy Soyless Sauce in this post for Deconstructed Vegetable Spring Rolls.
Green Goddess Dressing
- 1 cup plain, unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
- 3/4 cup fresh herbs such as cilantro, parsley, and basil
- 1/2-1 scoop Organic Greens
- 2 Tbsp chopped green onion
- 1-2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Any combination of fresh herbs works well in this recipe, or you can choose to only include ¾ cup of your favorite herb. I’ve made this with ¾ cup of only cilantro, and it was delicious!
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