Healthy Greek Yogurt Green Goddess Dressing
Guys, I’m a salad lover. I could eat a big ole salad for dinner 7 days a week, unfortunately that doesn’t really fly around here. So instead we do salad for dinner about once a week and have side salads every other night. I’m always on the hunt for new toppings, mix-ins and dressings. This Greek yogurt green goddess dressing has to be at the top of my list. It’s homemade, healthy and packed full of incredible flavor!
If you’ve ever been to Cafe Rio this dressing is similar to the one they give you with their salads… only I’m pretty sure my version has about 1 million less calories 😉 That’s mainly because I sub out the creamy stuff for non-fat plain greek yogurt. It’s tangy, full of protein and tastes just as great! I also use honey in place of sugar (although you could use agave too) and olive oil instead of canola or vegetable oil. Then I pack in the greens with a hand full of cilantro, half of a jalapeno pepper, half of an avocado and two green onions. For added flavor I tossed in a clove of garlic, the juice of 1 lime and a little bit of salt.
I blended everything up until it was smooth and creamy and then drizzled it over an all-green salad. This dressing would be perfect over taco salads, southwestern chopped salads or over a bed of greens, peppers, avocado and tomatoes! Make sure to make a full batch or even double it… it’s that goood!!!
You’ll be licking it off your fingers, dipping every vegetable you have in it and wondering why the heck you hadn’t made this sooner! Enjoy & happy healthy eating!
- ⅔ c. plain Greek yogurt (non-fat)
- ½ ripe avocado
- ½ jalapeño, seeded
- 2 green onions, roots removed
- ½ c. cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tbsp. honey or agave
- ¼. c. olive oil
- ½ tsp. salt
- Place all of the ingredients into a high power blender. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe source: adapted from A Couple Cooks