Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

by Kris on May 24, 2011 · 15 comments

On the Sunday evening of my Holiday weekend, I had the pleasure of getting together with two beautiful ladies to sip Kombucha cocktails on the balcony, celebrate life, share inspiration and discuss the future. And eat massive salad beasts, of course.

It was late Sunday afternoon when I realized I had no idea what I would be bringing to our potluck get together. I thought about the kind of things I loved to put on my salad- lots of greens and veggies (Gillian had that covered), nuts and seeds, roasted chickpeas (done and done), raw granola, avocado- there it was! Avocado. What could I do with avocado that would be interesting? And so my creamy avocado green goddess dressing was born.

I know it’s not your traditional Green Goddess dressing {mayonnaise, sour cream, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and pepper}. But it’s green, and we’re all goddesses, so I’m going with it.

I used to be afraid of creamy dressings- I was always taught they were “unhealthy” because of their usual high calorie-and-fat content, and guided to stay away and stick to lighter, “viniagrettes” instead. But  oh, how I love my creamy dressings- always have, always will.

Now there is a time and a place for viniagrettes, there is (in fact, I have a recipe coming on the blog soon). But sometimes you want a thick, creamy, full-fat and fully delicious dressing to coat your salad and make you want to go back for second, or thirds. And with these ingredients? You can’t even try to tell me it’s unhealthy. So go ahead, indulge.

Creamy, healthy avocado green goddess dressing 

1/2 a large ripe avocado (or 1 whole small)
1/4 cup tahini
2 green onions, roughly chopped
small handful parsley
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried basil (fresh, if you’ve got it would be even better!)
1 tsp dried oregano
sea salt, to taste
1/2-1 cup water as desired

1. Throw all ingredients up until water into a blender. Starting with 1/2 cup water, blend until smooth.

2. Add more water to reach desired consistency, taste for seasoning and serve!

I especially like this dressing with smoky toppings like chipotle crusted tofu or spicy roasted chickpeas, mmmm.

Are you a creamy dressing girl or a viniagrette type? 


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Gillian May 24, 2011 at 11:44 am

Mmm you are a goddess and this dressing was DIVINE! Will definitely be re-creating it, this mama loves her healthy fats!

Donna @ Love, Run & Travel May 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Ohhh this looks delicious
I really want to make more of my own dressings and this is on the top of my list :)

Krissy May 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Thank you so much for posting this! I was hoping you would! It was delicious – can’t wait to blend up my own batch!
It waz so great to finally meet – i see many more get togethers in our future :) xo

Saveur May 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I must admit I adore vinaigrettes but sometimes I get the avocado cravings bad. Like now, when I see this recipe and photo! :) Thanks for sharing!

Tasha @ Voracious May 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

I live for avocados, they are the best. And this dressing looks amazing! It’s so creamy and rich, what a perfect topper for summer salads. Thank you!

thereisagod123 May 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm

wow love your idea. think i will give it a try. Thankyou . picutres look great. Im hungry now!


seekingmisadventure May 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

This looks fantastic! I always feel like I’m taking all the health out of my salads if I want a creamy dressing but this definitely changes things. And avocadoes is basically what I live on…

Kristin May 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I live on them, too! You’ll love this dressing :)

jacqueline June 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

This looks delicious! Anything avocado equals LOVE to me!

Kristin June 4, 2011 at 9:10 am

Me too! Avocado is the best.

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