Green Goddess Dressing / Dip
The hit of the summer on TikTok! Try this Green Goddess Dressing / Dip on your next salad, smashed potatoes, hummus dip, sandwiches, etc. This herbs-loaded sauce is nothing short of divine!
Green Goddess Dressing / Dip has evolved, with contemporary renditions often replacing the traditional parsley, tarragon, anchovies and scallions for basil, capers, spinach, and chives. What’s truly remarkable about this Green Goddess Dressing / Dip is how it captures that cheesy parmesan umami flavour without a trace of cheese. The secret to this culinary magic lies in the magical pairing of nutritional yeast and cashews, creating a parmesan-like taste perfect for those adhering to dairy-free and vegan diets. This sauce is a versatile staple you’ll want to keep in your fridge, ready to elevate a wide range of dishes!
Many Shades of Green
Okay, let’s keep it PG here; the green in this version of Green Goddess is a whole bunch of fresh basil, chives and spinach, well, capers, too. When I say a lot, it’s a full hand of each. The sauce is filled with greens, and barely any oil and mayo is used, making it a healthy dressing/ sauce. If you are vegan, substitute the mayonnaise for olive oil. I also suggest if you want to eat as a dressing with crunchy lettuce, like iceberg or romaine and don’t be shy! Add plenty of sauce; after all, it’s a healthy one!
If you intend to spread it in a wrap, chicken burger or sandwich, you can always add more oil and make it more liquid.
Of course, its original use is for a salad dressing! But here are a few ideas from Food Bloggers who let me share their recipes for other ways to use this fantastic sauce/dressing.
Yes, as you saw in the recipes above, there are many ways to make this Green Goddess Dressing / Dip. Some use cilantro, others Greek yogurt, etc. The only rule here is to use loads of fresh herbs and blend it with mayo, avocado, greek yogurt or even water; as long as it’s green, it’s okay! This dressing is open to many variations!
You can easily keep the dressing/dip in the refrigerator for a few days, although its taste will lose its freshness and vivid colour over time. I would recommend adding a little tablespoon of olive oil on top of the dressing to prevent oxidation of the basil—this way, it conserves better.
Other Dressings / Dips
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup fresh basil a handful
- ⅓ cup chives about 30
- 30 g cashews a handful
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise can be substituted by olive oil for vegan diet.
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp capers
- 1 lime
- ½ garlic clove finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.