Kick your next salad up a notch with a dollop of Light and Creamy Green Tea Salad Dressing. A lightened-up twist on the classic green goddess salad dressing. Here we use fresh basil, parsley, green onions, avocado, and a pinch of matcha green tea to get that creamy green goodness that goes oh so well with lots of leafy greens in a simple salad.
Green Tea Salad Dressing
This Light and Creamy Green Tea Salad Dressing is a gardener's dream!
After finally realizing the water wasn't reaching our basil patch (the reason for its abysmal growth, which took us more time than I care to admit to figure out), we now have so much we can't keep up.
It's a nice problem to have, and the basis for this delicious creamy green salad dressing.
Add in some fresh parsley, green onions and lemon juice, or whatever other odds and ends you have in the garden needing to be used up (tarragon, chives, etc) and you have the perfect homemade salad dressing.
With a yogurt base, it’s a bit lighter than the traditional mayonnaise-laden salad dressings but just as flavorful.
I also added a little bit of matcha to give it a bit of a flavor twist.
It pairs so well with the other flavors, offers a nice little antioxidant boost to your salad, and makes the color greener than green, which I just love!
Like I said, this recipe is VERY versatile, so make it your own.
Use whatever greens you have on hand that need to be used up - I have had a delicious version using cilantro as a base, rather than basil, and it was just delicious on a Mexican-themed salad.
I just love to hear from you, so be sure to pop back and let me know how you enjoyed your Light and Creamy Green Tea Salad Dressing.
What did you serve it with?
If you are looking for more ways to use your matcha, then check these recipes out:
- Dark Chocolate, Matcha Coconut Truffles
- Energizing Chocolate Matcha Smoothie
- White Matcha Hot Chocolate
- Freezer Friendly Banana Matcha Waffles
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Light and Creamy Green Tea Salad Dressing
- ¾ cup plain whole milk yogurt
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup fresh basil
- ½ cup fresh parsley
- ½ cup green onions, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon culinary matcha
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and blend together until smooth and creamy. Serve over salad or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week.
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