This Green Goddess Dressing is a smooth, creamy salad dressing that delivers big on flavor! It’s savory, tangy, has a bit of a zing to it, and best of all, it’s packed with nutrient-dense ingredients that’s good for you and your tastebuds! Give this one a try, it only takes 5 minutes! You’ll never make another salad dressing again.
Reasons You’ll Love This
Creamy – This dressing is so thick and creamy, and you’ll never guess that it’s because of the cashews!
Nutrient Packed – Green Goddess Dressing recipe is packed with green veggies, proteins, fats, and everything else your body will love!
SO Flavorful – This stuff is addictive. Seriously, you’ll be licking the spoon once you’re done making this.
Tik Tok Recipe – If you’re not on the “Tik Toks” as they say, then I’m glad you found this post because you’d be missing out on this Viral Green Goddess Salad Recipe!
Goes With Anything – I recommend using this dressing to make a green goddess salad, but you can put it on any salad, or use it for sandwich spreads or even a dip!
If you, or your kiddos, are looking for a good way to get your greens in, you definitely need to make this! This Green Goddess Salad Dressing is no joke. You’ve been warned. You make this once, you’ll never go back!
Let’s discuss how to make this green goddess dressing, as well as the ingredients that are needed. Please take note that below you will find discussion, expert tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you recreate it in your kitchen. If you *just* want the recipe itself, scroll down. The full printable recipe itself, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of this page.
- Basil – This is where the flavor comes in! Make sure you use fresh basil, not dried basil.
- Baby Spinach – This is what will give the Green Goddess Dressing that lovely color.
- Chives – Great for a little extra onion flavor in the dressing. If you don’t have chives you can use green onion instead.
- Garlic – Highly recommend using fresh garlic cloves. You can use canned ones, or garlic powder instead if you’d prefer.
- Shallot – Shallots still pack a ton of flavor without being overbearing. If you don’t have a shallot, you can use a quarter of a white or yellow onion.
- Cashews – Cashews give this dressing that creamy base. You can also use a blend of cashew and walnuts, but I don’t recommend swapping the cashews all together.
- Rice Wine Vinegar – Rice Wine Vinegar specifically, is sweeter, and has less of a bite compared to other vinegars. Don’t recommend swapping this ingredient.
- Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is always a great option in salad dressings, but you can use lime juice if that’s what you have on hand.
- Parmesan – This will add a lovely, cheesy flavor to the dressing. If you wanted to make this recipe completely vegan, you can substitute this for nutritional yeast!
Step By Step Instructions
- Add the garlic cloves, shallot, chives, lemon juice, basil, spinach, cashews, parmesan, rice wine vinegar, and salt to a blender.
- Place the lid on the blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour over the green goddess salad and enjoy!
Tips and Advice
Storage – You can store the Green Goddess Salad Dressing in an airtight container, or jar with a lid for up to 5 days in the fridge.
For this recipe you’ll just need a handy dandy blender!
Yes, and no. The parmesan cheese is technically a milk based product. If you want to make this recipe completely dairy free, swap the parmesan for nutritional yeast!
Recipes You’ll Love
Pair this with the Green Goddess Salad and you’ll have a delicious and nutritious meal ready in no time!
Green Goddess Dressing
- Blender Or Food Processor
- 1 cup baby spinach fresh
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice juice from two lemons approximately
- 1 small shallot chopped
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- 1/4 cup chives
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Place all items into a blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.