Just as the name suggests – green goddess dressing is lip smacking and heavenly. Its silky smooth texture just melts in your mouth.
It is extremely versatile too- use it as a dressing or a dip , a simple drizzle on salads, slather it on sandwiches,parathas, dollop it over pizzas and pastas, nachos , crackers ,quesadillas , tostadas .. The list is endless!!
It can pep up any boring dish too adding so much refreshing flavor.
Dips and dressings are my best bet when I am super busy and still want to put up a nice healthy and yummy dinner without spending much time in the kitchen.
Now you will ask me why homemade ? Just buy it from the store and get it done with.
But think about it – if you are a dressing fan like me and always want to try different ones how many bottles will you have to stock up. And think of all the preservatives and unnecessary things you will put in your body like high fructose corn syrup, high sodium, artificial colors to name a few.
The best part of making these at home is you can come up with your desired combinations and you have full control over whatever ingredients you use.
Plus most of the dressings doesn’t need cooking and can be made in minutes.
I make this dressing differently every time depending on ingredients on hand .
So today the hero of this dressing is avocados – who doesn’t like them. They are so rich and buttery in taste and considered as healthy fats. Avocados are packed with fiber , vitamin K and they help absorption of anti oxidants and nutrients found in other foods . So now you have one more reason to add avocados to your food.
Made in a jiffy ,gone in a jiffy.
I am happy to share this gorgeous version of green goddess dressing today!
This is how I used this green goddess dressing today
Made tostadas . I like to call it as healthy mexican sev puri .
Do give it a try and send me your clicks on so that I can feature it on my facebook page – carveyourcraving .
Green Goddess Dressing
- 3 tbsp evoo extra virgin olive oil
- 1 heaped tbsp mayo
- 2 heaped tbsp sour cream
- 2 -3 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 avocado scooped and chopped
- 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves
- 1 tsp Freshly grated garlic
- 2 tbsp green bell peppers chopped
- 2 tbsp spring onions used green part only
- Salt to taste
- dash of Pepper
- 1 tsp green chilly deseeded chopped - I used Serrano peppers .. U can Use any chillies
- 3-4 tbsp water to thin depending on usage as a dressing or a dip
- Blend everything together in a blender/ mixer for 1 minute.
- Give it a quick stir .
- Again blend it for a minute or until smooth.
- Taste test .
You can replace the mayonnaise with sour cream or vice versa
more possible substitutes -cream cheese, Greek yogurt, hung curd , silken tofu , almond or peanut butter etc as the cream part
Use parsley , cilantro , mint , chives , spinach , celery etc for green part
you can omit bell peppers if you do not like
There is nothing right or wrong about a dressing - use the combinations u think will compliment well and u are good to go .. Hope u all will try it and come up with your lovely combinations
Happy cooking !!