Avocado Green Goddess dressing is a must have recipe for any healthy pantry. This creamy rich dressing tastes amazing on salads or a dipping sauce. 

Avocado Green Goddess dressing in a glass jar
Avocados are nutrient dense foods with lots of healthy fats. They make a great replacement for the dairy products in homemade salad dressings. Just like in this green goddess dressing, the avocado ensures that it will still be rich and smooth, but made with only whole food ingredients. 

This dressing recipe is quick and easy to make and will store for several days. It’s ready in just five minutes.

It makes a great dipping sauce, salad dressing or creamy topping. This recipe is also easily dairy-free and gluten-free, making it vegan-friendly as well. 

What is in Avocado Green Goddess dressing?

Green Goddess dressing is typically made with a base of sour cream and mayonnaise. I’ve updated this dressing with lots of healthy fats found in avocado. And avocado keeps it just as creamy and smooth as the sour cream though. 

Many recipes also use anchovy paste for a salty rich flavor. Instead, I use two different kinds of salt to bring out the natural flavors of the ingredients. The apple cider vinegar adds just enough acid for a slightly tart taste in a way that is vegetarian and vegan friendly. 

The ingredients for this dressing are:

  • Avocado
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mayonnaise (this is optional. If you are vegan or are eating egg and dairy free, just leave it out!)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Season salt
  • Parsley

With these ingredients you end up with a creamy concoction that tastes great on just about anything. The avocado really shines. But you can get creative and add other flavors as well. Play with some of these ingredients:

  • Jalapenos for spicy dip
  • Garlic 
  • Basil
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Coriander 
  • Chives 

Ingredients for the dressing and how to blend it in a food processor

How do you make Avocado Green Goddess dressing?

I use a high speed blender or food processor to make the dressing. This is the best way to ensure that it is completely smooth and blended. 

After blending the ingredients, test it for consistency and flavor. You can add more water to thin it out if you prefer. You can also adjust the flavor by adding more salt. If you want to add any other ingredients for flavor, do it at this time. 

Add the parsley with any other spices and blend it again until it is finely chopped and smooth. 
close up of dressing in a glass jar

How do you use homemade dressing?

For homemade green goddess dressing, of course we think about putting it on salads. Luckily, there is so much more we can do with this amazing creamy dressing:

  • Quinoa
  • Hummus bowls
  • Breakfast hash
  • On burgers (especially salmon burgers!)
  • Baked fish
  • Crudites plate
  • Wraps
  • As a kid’s dip for chicken fingers or veggie sticks

It’s so versatile. It’s a great substitute for Ranch if you are cutting back on or avoiding dairy. And it’s just as appealing to kids as other creamy dipping sauces. 

close up shot of avocado dressing in jar

Storing this Dressing

This dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

Homemade vinaigrette can be stored much longer, but avocado starts to turn brown after a few days. This is best if used quickly or after a short refrigeration period. 

More Dairy-Free Recipes:

Vegan Cheeseball a favorite for any occasion!

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip savory flavors but totally dairy-free!

 

If you try the recipe, I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below. Thank you! ♥

avocado dressing in mason jar with marble background
5 from 4 votes

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 8 servings
Avocado Green Goddess dressing is a must have recipe for any healthy pantry. This creamy rich dressing tastes amazing on salads or a dipping sauce. 

Ingredients

  • 1 small avocado (or 1/2 1 large avocado)
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise optional
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I use Herbamare)
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 small handful fresh flat leaf parsley

Instructions 

  • Place the avocado, vinegar, mayonnaise, olive oil, water, and salt in a high-speed blender or food processor. Process until completely smooth. Add more water to thin if needed and salt to taste, then blend again.
  • Add the parsley and pulse until it is finely chopped. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

Notes

No mayo? No problem! You can easily omit the mayonnaise from this recipe.
Add more or less water to get the consistency you like. Also be sure to add an extra sprinkle of salt after blending if needed! 
Add-In Ideas:
  • Jalapenos for spicy dip
  • Garlic 
  • Basil
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Coriander 
  • Chives 

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Wow!!!! This was amazing. I didn’t even have the parsley, and it was UH-MAZ-ING! Would be so good with added fresh parsley too. Thank you for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Just finished making it – although I didn’t have any parsley it is still awesome. I just made some mayo so whatever bits I couldn’t clean out of the blender went into the dressing. Thanks very much for posting this recipe. 😎

  3. H Erin,
    Welcome back and congratulations!!!!!! Beautiful children by the way. And what a blessing they are!!!!!
    I missed receiving your recipes and I am glad you are back

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