Elevate your salad to worship-worthy status today. Your salad deserves the touch of greenery and zing only found in a perfectly balanced dressing. Take the original Green Goddess recipe (with sour cream and mayo) and re-create it for modern times. The fresh ingredients let you enjoy health benefits to the max: avocado oil, organic herbs, and a Primal pedigree. This is Primal Kitchen's Green Goddess Dressing, ready for your leafy greens, no fuss, no worry. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Chances are you've heard of Green Goddess dressing. But why that name? It's not because of the color, nor is it name after some feminine goddess figure. To impress a celebrity patron, San Francisco's Palace Hotel named it for an actor in town with a role in the play "The Green Goddess". So there you have it. The original recipe called for a generous dollop of mayo and sour cream, green herbs like chives and parsley, and anchovies for savory intrigue. These days, you can have a bright and herbaceous Green Goddess on your table with the Whole 30 stamp of approval: Primal Kitchen's recipe uses avocado oil along with organic herbs and cage-free eggs to perk up any salad or side dish you can dream up.
When it comes to salad dressing, oil quality matters. Canola oil, the previous favorite for the heart-healthy crowd, has been thoroughly shown to be less than ideal: too much processing, too little connection to real food. So what's left in the veggie oil world are actually a trio of fruits: olive, coconut, and avocado. It is the latter that is under-appreciated for mellow flavor and wonderful versatility.
Primal Kitchen's Green Goddess dressing is creaminess and herbaceous flavor on overload, balancing the punchy acid of lemon juice against herbs, spices, and delicate-tasting avocado oil. Adding to the nutrient density is a dose of apple cider vinegar, and rosemary extract for extra antioxidants.
Of course this dressing is wonderful on "just any" green salad (even Caesar, and don't forget the anchovies!), but there's much to love when drizzled over a Cobb with all that bleu cheese and hearty meat. It works just as well with any salad completely dominated by greens - kale, arugula, spinach, you name it. It works great on spinach, too! And then there's that famous massaged-kale salad that this dressing seems made for, especially if you add some chunks of avocado at the very end to sweeten the deal, and perhaps some dried cherries for extra antioxidant punch.
And yes, it works beyond the bowl of greens. How about a finishing sauce over some heirloom beans, or a marinade or last-minute topping for your favorite fish recipe? If your recipe loves herbs and lemon, this dressing is for your recipe.
Why Primal Kitchen Green Goddess Dressing is so good for you
The first and major ingredient is avocado oil, pressed using a cold press process and then centrifuged for purity. Just how awesome is it? Avocado oil, like olive oil and hazelnut oil, contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
Avocado oil is notable for its fat composition, fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory in nature. It’s also notably high in Vitamin E and monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids. In a recent study, both high and low doses of avocado oil enhanced alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lutein absorption from a salad by as much as 15 times compared to a salad without avocado oil. That's right: this dressing makes your salad even healthier.
Ingredients in Primal Kitchen's Caesar Dressing: Avocado Oil, Water, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Dijon (Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Organic Mustard Seed, Sea Salt, Organic Spices), Organic Coconut Aminos (Organic Coconut Flower Blossom Nectar, Sea Salt), Organic Distilled Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Cage-Free Eggs, Gum Acacia, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Tapioca Starch, Konjac, Organic Garlic, Organic Chives, Organic Tarragon, Organic Parsley, Organic Savory, Organic Rosemary Extract
About Primal Kitchen, in their own words
Ok, seriously, who HASN'T heard of Mark Sisson in the paleosphere by now? Mark's Daily Apple? Sorry, it's just that his influence is vast and his values in the nutritional world are strong and well-known.
"My name is Mark Sisson, and I’m a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness my life’s work. Since trading in my professional running shoes 26 years ago, I’ve written a series of best-selling health and fitness books, I’ve designed natural state-of-the-art, health-enhancing nutritional supplements and educational diet and exercise systems, and I’ve published MarksDailyApple.com. My mission is to empower more people to take responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. Primal Kitchen expands this mission, bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense sauces and dressings to kitchens everywhere. In the world of real food, it’s often what you put on your food that keeps it interesting."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
What kinds of avocados are used?
Our avocados are sourced from handpicked, organically grown, premium Spanish avocados. We are working on obtaining our organic certification.
Why is this dressing so CREAMY?
It's all of that wonderful oil, blended just so with herbs and spices for a hint of thickening. The emulsifying pasteurized eggs is the final magic ingredient, adding richness and nutrition.