Basil Green Goddess

How many of you are swimming in basil these days? Yeah, we are too. I love pesto as much as the next gal, but isn't it really best for dressing hot pasta? Since I'm low-carb'ing it, that's not really an option. My husband came up with this idea for a basil green goddess dressing. I whipped up this yummy concoction to go over an easy side salad, but we ended up dipping our grilled chicken and garlic roasted cauliflower in it too. Our 4 year old, who isn't usually a fan of avocado, really loved this stuff. It's a quick recipe that's really creamy and satisfying (and vegan too)!

Basil Green Goddess Dressing

Basil Green Goddess-vegan

Makes about a cup


  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons (or more) water
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Getting the dressing ingredients ready.

Getting the dressing ingredients ready.


In an immersion blender-friendly container, add the basil, avocado, olive oil, 4 tablespoons water, vinegar, Tabasco, salt and pepper. Blend until combined. If the dressing is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Check seasoning before serving. Because avocado and basil browns quickly, eat immediately. Note, any leftover dressing will turn brown as it oxidizes. 

A healthy salad dressing that's good on anything!

A healthy salad dressing that's good on anything!