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.
This Light and Creamy Green Tea Salad Dressing is a gardeners dream! After finally realizing the water wasn't reaching our basil patch (the reason for it's 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).
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 into the dressing to give it a bit of a kick. It pairs so well with the other flavors, and offers a nice little antioxidant boost to your salad, and makes the color greener than green, which I just love!
I have used a few different matcha blends over the years, and this one is my current favorite. It is made by two young French expats who have been living in Japan. I love the story behind the formation of their company, and I love the care taken in cultivating their product. You can check them out here: Buy Rare Matcha Green Tea.
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
- 3/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp 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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