Oh boy. We are deep into winter now. I love the comfort winter-like foods bring. Beautiful, grounding, lovely meals. However, things can get a little heavy. And a taste of spring always does the body good (and your brain). I’m not talking eating out of season, of course. I mean finding a way to bring some green, freshness into the kitchen. Because that feels like spring to me. And sometimes it cuts through the ricness of all this (beautiful, grounding, comforting) winter food.

This salad dressing is KILLER good. We all know how a dressing can make or break something as simple (and potentially boring) as a green salad. This dressing amplifies EVERYTHING. I just love it.

We all know a good salad dressing can make an otherwise boring salad absolutely delicious, and this Green Goddess Dressing amplifies EVERYTHING. I don't know if it's the cilantro, parsley, avocado, or a combination of all 3, but this homemade salad dressing is to die for! So if healthy eating and weight loss are on the top of your list of resolutions this year, give this amazing dressing a go!

The fresh herbs are definitely the secret ingredient here. I particularly love cilantro and parsley for their amazing ability to bind heavy metals. I throw in the avocado for a bit of extra green fibre power. But that is totally optional.

Green Goddess Dressing
This green, delightful goodness tastes green drizzled onto any greens (cooked or raw) and is perfect with Cobb or Nicoise salads.
Author: Sara Bradford
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1.5 cups
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions (green onion)
  • 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • half an avocado (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp raw cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Throw everything in a food processor and let it do the work. Thin with a little water, if necessary. I store it in a mason jar.

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We all know a good salad dressing can make an otherwise boring salad absolutely delicious, and this Green Goddess Dressing amplifies EVERYTHING. I don't know if it's the cilantro, parsley, avocado, or a combination of all 3, but this homemade salad dressing is to die for! So if healthy eating and weight loss are on the top of your list of resolutions this year, give this amazing dressing a go!

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Sarah Bradford
Sarah Bradford
Sara Bradford is as passionate about her cocktails and duck fat as she is about green smoothies. And thinks real, whole, awesome food should taste delicious no matter what. A culinary nutritionist who takes (and leads) group cleanses by storm — all the while knowing the most toxic ingredient is guilt. Her company’s work at Nourish ~ Real Food allows her to wade through the nutrition b.s. by providing hilarious wisdom and delicious recipes.

This is an excerpt from the article A Hint of Spring: Green Goddess Salad Dressing which originally appeared on http://www.cloudywithachanceofwine.com/.