Macro-Friendly Green Goddess Dressing – Lillie eats and tells

I’m one of those people who LOVES greens. For example not because they are good for me and I want to bring them in. I’m not responsible enough for that. And don’t get me wrong, I also LOVE cookies and tortilla chips and sweet potato fries and white chocolate peppermint pretzels! I just really LOVE greens too. I love a huge base of this under just about anything to build a salad. And I really love any herbaceous, garlicky green sauce that I can drizzle on top. SKY.

This macro-friendly green goddess dressing is real. It’s packed with all the fresh, vibrant flavors of a green goddess dressing…but of course, it’s not your typical heavy olive oil recipe, it’s a light, macro-friendly version. Use it for everything! And use A LOT – it’s essentially lettuce.

Try this macro-friendly Green Goddess dressing.

How to make the macro-friendly Green Goddess Dressing

I love using yogurt in my dressings “instead” of oil… sort of. It’s definitely not the same, but combined with vinegar it gives me a great base to work with, a starting point to add all the flavors! My current favorite is SoDelicious’ plain yogurt with coconut milk, but non-fat Greek yogurt works great too! Both options are great for your macros and get the job done.

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Next, let’s talk about the Greens. For this dressing, you will need chives (or scallions), parsley, cilantro, basil, arugula, jalapeño, and avocado. Jalapeños and avocados are green, so they count, right? Unless you like it extra spicy, deseed the jalapeño and grab any herbs you have! I love the whole list, but I absolutely only use what’s on hand, in equal portions.

Check out the recipe for my macro-friendly Green Goddess Dressing.

Finally, you will need pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds), garlic, half a shallot, white vinegar (I used red wine) and lemon juice. If you don’t have pepitas, almonds are also a great option. You can use pretty much any toasted nut or seed you like!

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Throw all your ingredients in the blender. Finish off with some kosher salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes before blending. Simply puree until fairly smooth! If you want a little more fat, add ½ cup olive oil or an extra handful of nuts! I think it goes without saying that this is just going to be MORE delicious. Haha.

Don't miss this recipe for my macro-friendly Green Goddess Dressing.

What you need to make this macro-friendly Green Goddess Dressing:

  • SoDelicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Plain Yogurt or Fat Free Greek
  • Toasted pepitas, almonds (or other nuts or seeds)
  • 2 garlic cloves (or 2 frozen Dorot cubes)
  • chives or spring onions
  • parsley leaves
  • coriander leaves (and stems are fine)
  • basil leaves
  • arugula
  • Jalapeño, seeded
  • shallot
  • avocado
  • White vinegar (I used red wine)
  • lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • Kosher salt
  • Red pepper flakes

How to serve your Green Goddess Dressing:

Honestly, I could eat this Green Goddess Dressing with a spoon. We put it on everything. It’s a great option for flavoring a salad, garnishing a burger, drizzled onto grilled meat, or to marinate meat PRIOR to grilling. This macro-friendly recipe is super versatile.

Other recipes you will love:

If you enjoyed this macro-friendly Green Goddess Dressing recipe, I’m sure you’ll love the recipes in my cookbooks too. I have a few different books that are full of healthy, family-friendly meals. You can always follow us on Instagram!

course dressings and sauces

kitchen American, Californian fresh, fresh

preparation time 20 protocol

cooking time 5 protocol

portions 9

calories 41 kcal

  • 1 Cup SoDelicious dairy-free plain yogurt with coconut milk (240g)
  • 1 TBS toasted pepitas, almonds (or other nuts or seeds) (15g)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (or 2 frozen Dorot cubes)
  • 1/4 Cup chives or spring onions (10g)
  • 1/2 Cup parsley leaves (10g)
  • 1/2 Cup coriander leaves (and stems are fine) (10g)
  • 1/2 Cup basil leaves (10g)
  • 1 Cup arugula (25 grams)
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded (40g)
  • 1/2 shallot (15 grams)
  • 1/2 avocado (45g)
  • 1/4 Cup white vinegar (I used red wine) (60g)
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice, about 2 lemons (60g)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

MFP: Lillie eats and says Green Goddess Dressing

Portion: 63g (¼ cup)Fiber: 1.6GCalories: 41kcalFat: 2.4GCarbohydrates: 3.8G

keywords Avocado, coriander, natural yoghurt, dressing, herbs, jalapeño, lemon juice, salad dressing

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