Healthy Green Goddess Dressing

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The Green Goddess Dressing was first developed in the early 1920s at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco after a guest who starred in the play ‘The Green Goddess.’

Over the years this dressing has taken on various iterations, many now including avocado, but this recipe is based on the classic which contains mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and pepper but with my keto twist.

This keto-friendly dressing is delicious drizzled over fish, on a chicken salad or fresh green leaves. My particular favourite is folded into this Green Keto Crab Salad. It’s so good I had to create a separate recipe for it.

What would you serve it on? Apart from… everything!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml)

0.7 grams 0.1 grams 1.2 grams 15.6 grams 2.3 grams 146 calories
Total Carbs0.8grams
Net Carbs0.7grams
of which Saturated2.3grams
Magnesium4mg (1% RDA)
Potassium44mg (2% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (2%), protein (3%), fat (95%)

Ingredients (makes about 3/4 cup)

  • 1/2 cup paleo mayo (110 g/ 3.9 oz) - you can make your own mayo
  • 1 heaped tbsp full-fat Greek yogurt or sour cream or coconut cream (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives
  • Optional: 1 tsp chopped tarragon
  • 2 small canned anchovies (8 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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  1. Prepare the mayonnaise as per the recipe here. Loosely chop all the herbs.
    Healthy Green Goddess Dressing
  2. Blitz the herbs, anchovies, lemon, mayonnaise and garlic in a food processor.
    Healthy Green Goddess Dressing
  3. Transfer to a bowl. Stir through the yoghurt / sour cream. Season to taste.
    Healthy Green Goddess Dressing
  4. Place in the fridge to thicken and chill for 10 minutes. Best when served fresh, but can be stored in the fridge for 1 day. Pairs really well with fish or this [Green Keto Crab Salad. Healthy Green Goddess Dressing
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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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