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Green Salad Dressing

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This creamy green salad dressing takes five minutes to make, is healthier than store bought and needs just a handful of fresh ingredients.  Time to transform your salad! Jump to Recipe

fresh ingredients for a green salad dressing

A nice quick and easy salad dressing recipe for you all today! It’s still super hot and humid in Toronto (can you believe we are looking forward to the cold weather?!), so some days it’s best to opt for a salad.  I eat salads all year round, they are are great way of getting the goodness in, but what is a salad without a super creamy dressing?!

Homemade Green Salad Dressing for a healthy option

Salad dressings are what transforms a plate of leaves into something yummy and full of flavour.  I relied on the store bought dressings for years, thinking it was an easy option, but all you need is a good blender, fresh ingredients and 5 minutes!

The store bought dressings are full of salt, sugar and preservatives, and can easily make a salad a less healthy meal than you were expecting (just check out this article if you don’t trust me!)! This green dressing tastes so much fresher and way less processed. Ditch shop bought this week and whip up a batch!

This dressing will keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for 3 – 5 days

Ingredients for a green salad dressing in a blender


What goes in to Green Salad Dressing?

The base of this dressing is sour cream, lighter and less fatty than a mayonnaise with a zingy flavour.  Avocado adds to the creaminess and fresh lemon juice cuts through.  I only went for one herb, parsley, in this dressing – I know a lot of people out there hate cilantro! Garlic and spring onions and to the depth of the dressing and it’s finished off with a couple of jalapeños for heat and that extra zing!

Green Salad Dressing is vegetarian and gluten free

This is a perfect dressing to make if you are having friends over or are looking for a pot luck idea. It’s vegetarian and gluten free so suitable for most diets – you’ll be the favourite at the party!

If you are looking for a salad to use this dressing on, check out my Raw Salad, it will work really well!  I added chickpeas to my salad when I had this, and that complimented wonderfully.  You can also use this as a dipping sauce – quesadillas anyone?!

closeup of green salad dressing in a mason jar


A jar of green salad dressing with a plate of salad in the background

Green Salad Dressing

This creamy green salad dressing takes five minutes to make, is healthier than store bought and needs just a handful of fresh ingredients.  Time to transform your salad!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, healthy salad dressing, no mayo dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 161kcal


  • 2 cups sour cream 500ml
  • juice of one small lemon
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups torn fresh parsley 50g
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 avocado
  • 5 spring onions
  • 2 jalapenos use 1 if you prefer less heat
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • generous pinch of salt and pepper


  • Put all the ingredients into a blender and process
  • Once blended, check seasoning and adjust if needed


Use low fat sour cream if you are that way inclined 🙂
Nutritional value based on 1 of 12 servings


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 23.6% | Vitamin C: 24.3% | Calcium: 6.2% | Iron: 4.9%


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