Green goddess salad with grilled chicken on a brightly colored plate.
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Green goddess salad dressing

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Green goddess salad dressing is creamy and delicious. Green goddess salad dressing tastes great with mixed greens and grilled chicken. It is one of my favorite salads. It’s a little decadent but very satisfying for a healthy dinner.

Green goddess salad with grilled chicken on a brightly colored plate.
Mixed greens with green goddess salad dressing and grilled chicken

I love mixed green salads with fresh home made green goddess salad dressing. Top it with healthy strips of grilled chicken and you have a lean meal. Homemade green goddess salad dressing is easy to make and tastes much better than store bought versions. This recipe makes about 1 cup. It makes a great vegetable dip also.

A jar with green goddess salad dressing in it.
Creamy and delicious green goddess salad dressing

Green goddess salad dressing is creamy and delicious. Making the dressing is easy. Simply combine all the salad dressing ingredients in a medium sized bowl and whisk until it’s smooth. Cover with plastic wrap or store in a small jar and chill for at least 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to combine. It will also keep in the fridge for about 10 days.

A key ingredient to green goddess salad dressing is anchovy paste. Anchovy paste adds salt and incredible flavor to the dressing. You might be skeptical, but yes! Buy it in a small tube in your local grocer. It will keep in the fridge for a long time. It adds a great deal of flavor and surprisingly isn’t fishy. Don’t be scared…just do it.

A bowl of salad with green goddess salad dressing.
Grapes and scallions are a nice addition to this salad

The key to a fantastic salad is to make sure your mixed greens are fresh and hydrated. If they look a little limp, soak them for several minutes in icy cold water before rinsing, spinning or shaking off excess water and storing. Wrap in paper towels, then the plastic bag, and they will store longer in the fridge.

There are no hard or fast rules here. Create your garden salad just how you like it. You can add cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, red bell pepper or whatever fresh vegetable you have on hand.

Green goddess salad dressing

Homemade green goddess salad dressing is creamy and delicious. A mixed green salad with home made green goddess dressing and grilled chicken makes a satisfying meal.

Green Goddess Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp green onions (diced)
  • 1 tbsp champagne vinegar or (white wine vinegar)
  • 1 1/4 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Garden Salad

  • 1/2 to 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 to 2 small fresh garden tomatoes (sliced or quartered)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • handful red or green grapes (cut in half or whole)

Grilled Chicken Breast

  • 2 large chicken breasts (cut in half lengthwise)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt and pepper (to taste)

Green goddess salad dressing

  1. Combine all the salad dressing ingredients in a medium sized bowl and whisk until it’s smooth. Cover with plastic wrap or store in a small jar and chill for at least 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to combine. It will also keep in the fridge for about 10 days.

Salad

  1. Wash, cut and prepare salad vegetables. Place into a large bowl and toss.

Grilled chicken breast

  1. Get your grill nice and hot. Prepare the chicken breasts removing any excess fat and by slicing them in half lengthwise right down the middle of the breast. Pour a little olive oil on each breast and with your clean hands, gently coat each breast with the oil on both sides. Wash your hands thoroughly and then season the breasts with sea salt and pepper to taste. Grill the breasts until done, a few minutes each side. Place the chicken on a platter and cover with foil to rest while you finish the salad.
  2. Toss the salad in some of the green goddess dressing, about 1 to 2 tbsps (to taste). You’ll have lots left over for other salads. Top the salad with the freshly grilled chicken. Alternatively, you can cut the chicken up into bite sized pieces, add it to the bowl and toss. This lightly coats the chicken with the dressing.
The key to a fantastic salad is to make sure your mixed greens are fresh and hydrated. If they look a little limp, soak them for several minutes in icy cold water before rinsing, shaking off excess water and storing. Wrap in paper towels, then the plastic bag and they will store longer in the fridge.

 

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