Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing

Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing is fresh herbs, garlic, yogurt with honey & oil.  Flavorful salad dressing made at home! Weight Watchers friendly- 1 SmartPoint!

 

Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing is a blend of green onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, Greek yogurt blended with honey & oil. Flavorful, fresh salad dressing made at home! Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

After a weekend of eating too many carbs and heavy foods, I like to eat light during the week with a nice salad.  I’ve even converted my husband to be a salad eater!  Not only do I like making hearty salads at home, but I also like to make my own dressing.  My Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing is fresh, tangy, and a delicious addition to any salad.  Green onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, Greek yogurt blended with honey and oil.  Flavorful, fresh salad dressing made at home!  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and 1 tablespoon is 1 SmartPoint.

 

Weight Watchers has taught me is that I really need to pay attention to food labels and what’s in jarred or bottled foods.  I used to buy fat free salad dressing all the time without paying any attention to what is actually in the dressing.  This also goes for jarred salsas…  I was a jarred salsa hoarder and used to buy a different brand of jarred salsa every week when I went to the grocery store.  Now, I just make my own salsa!

 

One day, I decided to actually read the food ingredients on the bottled salad dressing.  I was shocked by ingredients that: #1 I couldn’t pronounce and #2 the amount of ingredients!  A lot of processed food has artificial ingredients to make it fat free and keep it preserved.  After deciding that I didn’t want to buy fat free dressing anymore, I started to make my own or buy certain brands that limit the number of ingredients.  I always thought that homemade salad dressing was super fattening and not Weight Watchers friendly, until I actually gave it a try!

 

As of late, my current homemade salad dressing obsession is my Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing.  I’m a sucker for any sauces or dips that are creamy and this dressing is just that!  Fresh herbs mixed with Greek yogurt and a hint of honey are the perfect addition to any salad.  I like to make a batch of this on Sunday and have it on hand throughout the week for a quick lunch or dinner salad dressing.   Not only is this dressing fresh and made without preservatives, it’s SO easy!

 

To a food processor, add green onions, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, spices, Greek yogurt, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, oil, and water.

   

 

 

Blend up the dressing until its smooth!  This dressing with stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

 

Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing-Green onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, Greek yogurt blended with honey & oil make for a flavorful, fresh salad dressing made at home! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing is fresh, tangy, and a delicious addition to any salad.  Green onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, Greek yogurt blended with honey and oil.  Flavorful, fresh salad dressing made at home!  This dressing would be perfect with my Green Goddess Chicken Salad!  1 Weight Watchers SmartPoint per serving!

 

This Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing is a flavorful, fresh salad dressing made at home! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Check out this 45 second video for how to make Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing:

 

 

Serves 20 Tablespoons, 1 Tablespoon Per Serving

Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing

1 SMARTPOINTS per serving

8 minPrep Time

8 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Green Onions
  • ½ Jalapeno, seeds removed
  • ¼ Bunch Cilantro
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 1 Cup Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • Juice of half Lemon
  • 2 Teaspoons Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor (or blender) and pulse until well blended.
  2. Add more water to thin out if desired.
  3. Store in air tight container. Dressing will stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.

NUTRITION: Makes 20 Tablespoons, 1 Tablespoon Per Serving- (1 SmartPoint Per Serving) CALORIES: 14 FAT: 1.4 SATURATED FAT: 0.2 CARBS: 0.6 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 0.6 PROTEIN: 0

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Lightened Up Green Goddess Dressing-Green onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, Greek yogurt blended with honey & oil make for a flavorful, fresh salad dressing made at home! Weight Watchers friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

24 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda at The Light Owl
    July 25, 2017 at 9:46 pm This sounds so savory and delicious! I love cilantro so much.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm Cilantro is my favorite herb! Thanks Amanda :)
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    Cheyenne
    July 25, 2017 at 11:43 pm This looks so fresh! Yum! Cheyenne recently posted...7 Must Have Beauty Products for Busy MomsMy Profile
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    Karin
    July 26, 2017 at 4:32 am Gosh, this dressing sounds so yummy. And healthy, too. It's a win win. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm It is a win win :)!!! Thank you Karin!!
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    Jordyn galan
    July 26, 2017 at 10:11 am I still have never tried green goddess dressing! BUt this recipe makes me really want to! It looks delicious!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm Oh you should totally try it! Creamy and perfect on any salad. Thanks Jordyn :)
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    Marta Rivera
    July 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm I'm on a salad kick lately, so this is the perfect addition to my repertoire! Thanks for sharing!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm Awesome!! I like to change things up a bit with salads :)
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    Denisse | Le Petit Eats
    July 26, 2017 at 5:51 pm Yum! I love lightening up creamy dressings with Greek Yogurt!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm It's such a great alternative to sour cream and mayo! Thanks Denisse :)
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    Jasper
    July 26, 2017 at 7:39 pm I think everything is delicious with cilantro and lemon! This reminds me of lemon aioli such a healthy alternative.
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      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm I totally agree with you on the lemon and cilantro :) !!
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    Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.
    July 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm I had green goddess dressing for the first time at a wedding this summer and it was delicious! I was so excited to see this post today and I pinned this for later so I can try it! Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. recently posted...Lemon Poppy Seed CookiesMy Profile
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      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm I only had Green Goddess dressing a few years ago, and now I'm hooked! Thanks for pinning Jordan :)
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    Kate
    July 27, 2017 at 1:57 am Oh this sounds great! Goddess dressing is a staple in our house so I'd love to try a lightened up version! Kate recently posted...DIY Pillow Case Kit GIVEAWAY!My Profile
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      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:44 pm Oh I hope you like this lightened up version :)
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    Michelle
    July 27, 2017 at 4:23 am Looks yummy.
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    Teresa
    July 27, 2017 at 11:24 am This looks so delicious! I am always looking for new dressing recipes to spruce up my salads!
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    Isabelle @ Crumb
    August 1, 2017 at 12:48 pm Loving this dressing... it's definitely not at all a traditional Green Goddess, but the combo of cilantro and jalapeno sounds fabulous, and the fact that it's creamy without a zillion calories is a huge bonus in my books. I've got a turkey taco salad recipe that needs to be made over with this dressing, like, tonight.
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      Kristine
      August 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm I like to shake things up with traditional recipes ;) Thanks Isabelle!!

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