If you’re looking for an all-purpose gluten-free condiment, you’re in the right place. Green goddess dressing has been around for decades, but this version cuts through all the nonsense to give you a keto-friendly, clean dressing that you can put on almost anything.
And if you want to make it vegan, no problem. Just opt for vegan mayonnaise and dairy-free yogurt instead of traditional mayo and yogurt.
This green goddess dressing recipe is:
The main ingredients are:
- Olive oil
- Fresh lemon juice
Optional additional ingredients:
- Fresh tarragon
- Fresh chives
- Anchovy paste
- Black pepper
Health Benefits of Green Goddess Dressing
There are tons of versions of green dressings out there, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that has as clean of an ingredient label as this homemade green goddess dressing.
All The Herbs, None of The Fillers
First, this recipe is packed with herbs that provide a myriad of nutrients. Garlic, parsley, and cilantro all support liver health, and provide antioxidant support for your body[*][*][*].
Perhaps even more important than what is included is what’s omitted from this green goddess dressing. Most store-bought varieties come packed with fillers and preservatives. These low-quality ingredients take away from the health benefits of your dressings and can have potentially harmful effects.
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In this recipe, you get only real, pure food ingredients — none of the chemical, preservative nonsense.
Just One Net Carb Per Serving
True to keto-fashion, this green goddess dressing provides only one measly carb per serving. That means you can load it up on all your favorite dishes without having to worry about being kicked out of ketosis.
And unlike most store-bought dressings out there, it is 100% sugar-free.
How To Pick Your Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients
Going the do-it-yourself route with salad dressing is an excellent way to maintain quality in the food you eat. However, you still need to be on your game when it comes to choosing quality ingredients that will keep you in ketosis. Here are some tips for picking out your green goddess ingredients.
If possible, try to find a low-carb plain Greek yogurt that’s organic. Greek yogurt is naturally high in protein and will give your dressing an extra creamy mouthfeel. If you can’t find Greek yogurt, however, just be sure to choose organic whenever possible.
You can use either fresh or dry herbs for this dressing, but if you really want to pack in the flavor — fresh is best. Most grocery stores will carry cilantro and parsley in the fresh produce section. And of course, garlic bulbs are never hard to find.
Quality is absolutely key when it comes to olive oil. There are a ton of different brands and types of olive oil out there, so it’s pretty easy to be misled and go down the wrong path. When searching for olive oil always looks for:
- A dark bottle (amber, blue, green), anything that blocks out light.
This recipe calls for monk fruit sweetener. However, if you have stevia, erythritol, swerve, or any other keto-friendly sweetener on hand, those should all work as well. Just be sure not to substitute with a sweetener that’s not low-carb.
This dressing goes great with pretty much any salad you can think of. However, there are a few salad toppers that compliment green goddess dressing especially well; you might try adding:
- Nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, almonds, hemp seeds, walnuts)
- Sliced avocado
- Goat cheese
- Red onion
- Chopped jalapeno
- Anchovy fillets
- Shredded carrot
- Fresh herbs like dill or cilantro
- Scallions (green onions)
Truly, you could just drizzle this dressing over some crispy romaine and make a delicious meal — but why not have some fun?
Green Goddess Dressing
If you have five minutes to spare, you have enough time to whip up this delicious recipe. Simply grab your ingredients, pop them in a blender, blend, and enjoy.Print
Green Goddess Dressing
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 large lemon (zested and ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice reserved)
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 bunch parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons shallots
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt of choice
- 1 teaspoon monk fruit
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor. Mix on high until smooth. Adjust seasoning if needed.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 63
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 1g (net: 1g)
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: green goddess dressing