Healthy Green Salad Dressing You Can Make At Home

Spoonful of green salad dressing

The first time I did Whole30 a number of years ago, I came to a realization: I am obsessed with dips and dressings. Give me a bland piece of chicken breast with a helping of delicious, healthy sauce and I am a HAPPY CAMPER. 

Bowl Of Green Goddess Dressing

Seriously I could drink the stuff.

Green Goddess Dressing In A Bowl

So when I saw this recipe from pinch of Yum for 5 Minute Magic Green SauceI knew I had to do my own twist on it.

Ingredients for Green Goddess Dressing In food Processor

My version of this green goddess-inspired dressing packs a bit more punch with the addition of green onion and garlic and has a stronger cilantro flavor which I was craving with the original version.

Jalepeno lending spice to green goddess dressing

Oh, and did I mention the jalapeño? Yah that adds some bomb flavor too.


And as for the method, well just blitz your ingredients in a food processor and then stream in oil and water. Easy peasy!

Streaming Oil Into Green Goddess Dressing

It’s so delicious for anything from salads, to a dip for a crudite platter, to a light spread on a cracker with some goat cheese.

Blended Green Goddess Dressing

It’s packed with so many healthy ingredients—all blended up and bursting with flavor. 

Pouring Green Goddess Dressing Into Serving Bowl

So what are you waiting for? Stock up your fridge with this dressing that puts green goddess to shame and maybe you’ll eat a little more salad now and then. 

A Spoonful of Healthy Green Dressing

This may be the best dressing I’ve made yet. So try out the recipe below and let me know what you think in the comments.

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Healthy Green Salad Dressing

It’s so good you’ll want to smother it on everything!


1 bunch of cilantro, washed & pat dry
5 scallions
1 clove garlic
1/2c mayo
2T red wine vinegar
1/2c pistachio
1/2 jalapeno, seeded
1/2t salt
1/2c oil
ice water


  1. Combine cilantro, scallions, garlic, mayo, red wine vinegar, pistachios, jalapeño, and salt in a food processor. Bitz for about 30 seoconds, until all of the ingredients are grainy. 

  2. With the food processor running, slowly stream in 1/2c oil and scrape down the sides of the bowl. 

  3. With the food processor running, slowly stream in a little bit of cold water at a time until your desired consistency is reached. You can make it as thick or drizzly as you like.

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Healthy Green Goddess Dressing