Green Goddess Salad Bowl

This is a dish that my husband and I have made nearly every day for lunch for almost a year now. It is so nutritious and so tasty that even after this much time, we still look forward to it! We attribute the fact this salad is so delicious to the yummy dressing that is drizzled over the top. All four of my children agree and are even happy to have it drizzled over any other meal, anytime! Because of the ingredients used to make the dressing, it is a perfectly effortless way to get your kids to eat their greens!

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This recipe will serve two for a main course or will even stretch to four if you’re using it as a meal accompaniment. To make the salad half of the meal you will need the following ingredients:

1 head of lettuce (the darker the better!)
1 small cucumber, chopped
A range of different tomatoes (even different colours too!), chopped
2 spring onions, chopped – use all of it!
A large handful of black kalamata olives
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 an avocado, diced
A large handful of toasted pinenuts

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Simply combine all of these ingredients in a dish and mix well together!

Next, acquire the following ingredients to create the dressing:

The juice of 1/2 of a blood orange
7 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. of tamari
1/2 an avocado
A fistful of coriander
A fistful of parsley
A fistful of mint
1 small garlic clove
1 tbsp. of agave nectar or 1 date, de-stoned
Sea salt and pepper to taste

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If you have a high-speed blender, such as a vitamix, then now is the time to get it out! Even if you don’t own a vitamix then a normal device will do the trick. Chuck all of the dressing ingredients into your blender and whizz together before pouring over your salad.

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This is such a gorgeous dish to make and takes next to no time to prepare once you have all of the ingredients. Salad is a lunch time favourite of many people and by including a healthy home-made dressing such as this one instead of heaps of pre-made supermarket stuff, you’re doing your body countless favours.

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The inclusion of an entire avocado in this meal, split between the salad and the dressing, is one aspect that is particularly good for you. Avacadoes are an amazing source of protein and carotenoids; despite often being associated with a high fat content, they are beneficial fats. These fats actually boost your HDL cholesterol count. As you may know, HDL is the good kind of cholesterol and is essential in the bodies fight against free radicals! The fat content is also good for the continued optimum health of your heart as it protects against a range of diseases.

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Blood oranges are fantastic for a variety of purposes, whether you’re eating them raw, squeezing the juice out of them or including in meals. They contain absolutely no cholesterol and an incredibly low amount of fat whilst also being rich in vitamin C, potassium and several other important vitamins and minerals. Consuming a portion of this fruit every day will do wonders for your health and they are also less acidic then usual types of orange.

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. My daughter and I will do this on Saturday; maybe this will stop my addiction to Greek salads.

  2. halffull22 says:

    This looks Delicious! I’m a big caesar salad eater and I know its not that great for me, this will be a great change!

  3. justmusing says:

    What a wonderful blog you have! Thank you for visiting my blog ; )

  4. icelandpenny says:

    Hi Julie, First, a big thanks for liking my latest post and choosing to follow my blog. I am complimented. Thanks also for sharing healthy food ideas and recipes with us

    1. juliemontagu says:

      And many thanks to you for checking our my site!

  5. Penny says:

    Really like your site. I’m slowly adding more and more raw foods to my diet. I’m going to do the 21 day green smoothie challenge. 🙂

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Fantastic! I know you’re going to love it 🙂

  6. AJAX says:

    Julie, love the site! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks, Ajax 🙂 & welcome!

  7. lisa. says:

    Hey Julie,
    What a fine blog you have. I want to personally welcome you to the lifesincelove family! Thanks for following!
    Cheers!
    Lisa

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks, Lisa – same to you!

  8. this looks great ! thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. juliemontagu says:

      And thanks to you for visiting!

    2. juliemontagu says:

      And thank you for visiting!

  9. Vivian says:

    Wow! My friend is vegan and I know she will love this recipe, thanks!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Great 🙂 I hope you both do!

  10. AJAX says:

    Julie, everyrone loved the Green Goddess, 4 out of 4 on Likeafighterpilot.

  11. Thanks so much for the follow! I love all these recipes, I will definitely be stopping by your blog a lot more in the future 🙂

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Great! Very happy to have you as a follower!

  12. drybredquips says:

    Thanks for liking “chicken taste.” A friend tells me the boa constrictor he eats in restaurants in Vietnam “tastes like chicken.” I’d prefer the Green Goddess Salad Bowl by far.

  13. Yesenia says:

    This looks so fresh and yummy! Must try that dressing! Looking forward to following 🙂

  14. adrienne says:

    Just made this salad, very yin and yang, and yummy, so 3 y,s make a resoudning Yes

  15. Kasha says:

    I can’t wait to share this with our farm CSA members! I love giving them ideas for homemade salad dressings – they make salads so much more appealing!

  16. ileneonwords says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog this morning, Julie. I will look at yours later today since I’m on my way to an appointment. Thanks again!!!!!-Ilene

  17. kerbey says:

    I referred to Green Goddess today in my post as a dressing I don’t usually eat, but this one looks really good. I may have to edit it to something else, after seeing these pics! 🙂

  18. stanito says:

    It looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing it!

  19. jesusmyjoy says:

    the doctors did a scope down my throat and to my stomach, i have a hiatal hernia and i have to change my diet..any suggestions.

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Hi there, with a condition of this kind, I think a plant-based diet would be great for you. By cutting out meat and dairy products especially you can relieve the symptoms and I would also suggest cutting down on spicy foods if not completely cutting them out completely! Consuming more fruit and grains as well as sticking to low fat treats should also help you manage your condition. I offer nutritional consultations so if you would like to get some more in depth advice on the topic then visit my main site http://www.juliemontagu.com and get in touch 🙂

      1. jesusmyjoy says:

        thank you so much i am on the site now..

  20. Sarah says:

    How long is the dressing good for? I always worry about things with avocado getting brown quickly.

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