BEFORE YOU SAY THIS RECIPE ISN’T DAIRY-FREE, remember that mayo is made with eggs yolks and eggs are NOT dairy! Sorry I had to yell at you with my ALL-CAPS, but for realz, sometimes I have to cyber-yell so people see it (How much do you want to bet that someone will comment anyway that this recipe isn’t dairy-free even with this disclaimer? I’ll put $10 on it, hehe). Mayo is made with oil, egg yolks, and other stuff….there is no dairy (i.e. a product made from milk from a mammal like a cow, goat or sheep). Chickens do not produce milk nor are they mammals. You can see my mayo recipe here.
Now, I made this dairy-free for the dairy-sensitive or paleo folks like myself. Many people are sensitive to milk products, but not eggs. However, if you are vegan…you are out of luck. Just kidding! I know there are anchovies in this recipe, which is great for the paleo people because it adds a nice zing, a little protein and super healthy omega-3 fats, but it’s not so good for the vegans. So, if you are vegan, you have my blessing to omit the anchovy filet and see how it turns out, but I haven’t tried the recipe without anchovy, so I can’t attest to the consistency or flavor with any of those changes (sorry!). You can probably swap my mayo for a vegan mayo and maybe try adding a little more nutritional yeast? Let me know how it turns out in the comments if you try it this way!
Ok, now that we have that covered, let me tell you…I LOVE this green goddess dressing! It’s creamy, flavorful, tangy and has a little bit of a kick—all without the usual sour cream that is usually in green goddess dressings. The addition of avocado adds a nice healthy creaminess without any dairy. You can use this as a salad dressing or even set it out as a dip for your sliced veggies!
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