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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Green Goddess salad dressing is one of my favorite dressings. I've never thought about adding matcha, it sounds interesting!
It is very subtle, and delicious 🙂
The BEST idea ever! Never thought to make a salad dressing out of Matcha!! Brilliant. Definitely need to try it out!
I love the enthusiasm 🙂
Prasanna Hede says
This one looks so good.Nice idea of using matcha to make dressing!
I thought so 🙂
Kim @ Three Olives Branch says
This is such a creative idea, I bet it tastes amazing! My husband is obsessed with match and I think he will love this!
Haha my husband is the opposite, so I have to sneak it into everything 🙂
Jessica Pinney says
I'm obsessed with match but never thought about making a dressing, what a great idea!
You should try it out, so great!
Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade says
I love green goddess dressing, and this looks like a wonderful, lighter alternative. I think this would be fabulous on a grilled steak salad
Ooh yum, this sounds delicious!!
Veena Azmanvov says
I love matcha.. and try to add it where ever I can BUT I must say I've never added it in my salad dressing. I cannot wait to try this.. Sounds so awesome.
I hope you love it as much as we do 🙂
cheryl v lang says
I've seen matcha used for lots of things but never salad dressing. Sounds yummy.
It has a very subtle flavor in the dressing, but definitely goes well with all the green goodness 🙂
Dominique | Perchance to Cook says
This looks great! I've used matcha in lattes and in baking, but never in salad dressing. I'm intrigued and can't wait to try it!
It's so good! I usually stick to drinks and baking, but it actually goes really well in a dressing!
Christine Rooney says
I love salads but get bored using the same dressings all the time. I'd love to switch things up and try this one out. Looks healthy and delicious!
This is so good, nice and creamy but not gluggy at all!
Brittany McKnight says
I like to bake it into a cake! Also having it plain is delish.
I love matcha in baking as well, such a nice subtle flavor!
I never thought of making a dressing with Matcha tea! I will have to try this recipe, so healthy.
It's so good, and gives a nice little kick 🙂 We have been having it on everything lately - salads, wraps etc 🙂
Aditi Bahl says
Amazing recipe.I love your idea of using matcha as a dressing.Am surely trying this one soon.
Oh thank you Aditi 🙂 Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Monica | Nourish & Fete says
This looks delicious!! I just love making my own salad dressing - one of those things that I never realized how easy it would be until I tried it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this matcha version!
I know, homemade salad dressing seems like such a big endeavor, but it really isn't and is definitely worth the little bit of effort 🙂
Analida Braeger says
I love homemade salad dressings! Many of the store bought dressings contain xanthan gum which causes sleep problems so I am always looking for scratch dressings. I need to try yours. Thanks for sharing!
Oh I didn't know that about anthem gum Analida! Thanks for sharing. Homemade dressings are so much better anyway 🙂
You know I still haven't tried matcha somehow but love the color it gives things.
You should give it a go!! It is definitely great for adding a nice green color to baking, if you like to avoid food coloring etc!
I have never had matcha before, so I'm not sure what my favorite way to have it is. I'm intrigued by the idea of using it in a dressing.
It's great in hot and cold drinks and even in baking! This was my first time using it for a savory recipe, but I am definitely hooked 🙂
I never would have thought to put matcha in salad dressing! This looks delicious
It's a great versatile salad dressing, the matcha is very subtle, but it's nice to have a little antioxidant boost 🙂