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Green Goddess Salad Dressing – Vegan & Oil Free

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This is for all you basil lovers! This green goddess salad dressing is loaded with fresh basil, some tang, and a lot of creaminess! If you’ve got a ton of basil growing in your garden that you don’t know what to do with, you should definitely try this salad dressing recipe. Every spring I plant a ton of basil in my garden because there’s really nothing quite like fresh herbs. Think about ALL the homemade pesto that results from it! I’ve been making a version of this salad dressing for years and years, but at one time it contained a ton of oil. So I’ve modified the recipe to make it even healthier, to share with you all! This beautiful green dressing not only adds a splash of bright colour to your salads, but it tastes AMAZING! It’s always very well received!

basil dressing in jar with spoon

How do you make green goddess salad dressing?

This healthy dressing is super simple to make, requires only 7 simple ingredients and a blender. I use my Vitamix but any powerful blender will do. Just add all the ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. It’s easy, delicious, completely wholesome and contains ZERO artificial ingredients compared to many of the store bought options. PLUS there’s no oil, no refined sugar, it’s gluten free (many store bought dressings and sauces contain gluten) and absolutely gorgeous in colour. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below.

It gets better!

This gorgeous dressing doubles as a dip. Don’t limit yourself to salads. This sauce works well with a veggies and cracker tray as well! To use this as a dip, use a little less water for a thicker, more “dippable” consistency. Seriously, a crowd pleaser. Give it a try!

green salad dressing in jar with spoon

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green goddess salad dressing in glass jar

Green Goddess Salad Dressing - Vegan & Oil Free

Course: Dip, Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, oil free, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings (approx 1 cup)
Loaded with fresh basil, this green goddess salad dressing will add a splash of colour and delicious flavour to your salads.
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  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water or more if needed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 freshly squeezed lime
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add everything to blender and process until smooth and creamy. Add more water if a thinner consistency is preferred. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 4 weeks.
Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.


  1. Susie

    5 stars
    This recipe came in just in time today when I was wondering what kind of dressing I should make with our salad at lunch today when our friends were coming over. It was a hit! My friends complimented the dressing and asked about the recipe so I sent them to your website! Keep ‘em coming!!

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