This Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dip is the next best thing and was a food trend on social media for good reason! Absolutely comforting, easy to make, and the perfect dairy-free + veggie packed snack or appetizer option that comes full of nutrients. Made with spinach, arugula, roasted tomatoes + brussels sprouts----and topped with a creamy green goddess sauce, this recipe is a must during any season, occasion, or gathering!
I don't know about you, but I truly live for a good chips + dip. Growing up, I was in complete love with queso and chips and although I still do enjoy it (mostly the vegan version), I'm in greater love with this Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dip. This dip is truly the easiest, comforting, flavorful, and fun recipe you'll ever make!
One of the major trends on social media---the original salad dip concept was created by Baked by Melissa and once I saw it, I knew that I had to make it myself, but with my personal TWIST. This dip is SO Delicious--trust me! Unlike the original, I made some tweaks to the green goddess sauce and added roasted veggie in this recipe because---why not, right?
For this dish, I used my Roasted Herb Tomatoes recipe, which can also be the baseline for roasting the brussels sprouts as well.
This Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dip is literally made in a matter of seconds once all of the ingredients have been prepped and/or roasted to perfection. All you need is a large platter or plate and section each ingredient into a spot until everything is laid out.
Knowing how to roast all vegetables (in general) perfectly is definitely a learned skill. All veggies are different and they all have vast cooking times.
The most common rule of thumb is to roast thicker vegetables at a higher temperature because they can handle the heat. For example, potatoes or sweet potatoes can roast at a higher temp because of their thickness. Broccoli, on the other hand, lends well to a lower heat when cut into florets.
Other common rules when roasting is to use lots of olive oil and a rimmed baking sheet. The oil flavors the veggies and prevents them from sticking to the pan. You can also use a heavy pinch of salt and pepper for perfectly seasoned vegetables. In this recipe, I chose to use grapeseed oil in replace of it.
For this green goddess sauce, the list of must-haves is rather small and utilizes only a handful of simple ingredients:
Nope! besides the usual overnight soak---I do have a quicker option for those busy days or last minute quick fixes. Add cashews to a bowl or measuring cup, cover with fresh cold water and cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temp overnight. For a quick soak—–add cashews to measuring cup and cover with boiling water for 30 minutes instead.
Once you make and eat this Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dip—– you’ll fall in absolute love. Haha. More importantly, here are also the reasons why you’ll love it the most:
When it comes to vegetables, there are so many benefits as we all know. While some veggies pack a greater punch when it comes to nutrients, we’ve curated a special list of Our Top 12 Favorite Healthy Green Leafy Vegetables! Most of these are super popular while others are under utilized in many dishes. Lettuce Eat, Shall We?
When it comes to most dips, I often enjoy them with a side of bread or crispy cracker of some sort. However, you can choose to spruce things up with many other options such as:
Vegetables (i.e. celery stalks, crispy baked potato/sweet potato rounds, etc.)
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