This is my go-to dressing which has become a staple in my home! You can enjoy it over salads, vegetables, grains or pasta. It's seriously amazing! It contains one of my favourite herbs, parsley. While many of you may consider parsley as purely a decorative garnish, it actually boasts some incredible health promoting qualities. Parsley is a superfood in my eyes and it's so underrated!
Parsley has the highest vitamin C levels of any herb and contains beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A for repairing and renewing skin cells. Chlorophyll and vitamin K in parsley also help reduce puffiness in the face and erase those dark under-eye circles. It's also a powerful diuretic and detoxifier, and helps to prevent bloating and water retention by flushing out the kidneys. It also helps to boost digestion which is at the core of good health, removes heavy metals and toxins from the body, and cleanses and purifies the blood. Rich in anti-ageing antioxidants, parsley is a great source of vitamins A, C and E plus folate, iron and many other minerals. Parsley is a superb food to fight cellulite for all of these reasons!
Anyway, back to the dressing now. This green goddess dressing also contains healthy fats from the olive oil and pumpkin seeds to help nourish your cells and make your skin glow. Lemon is another super-star ingredient, it's high in vitamin C and acts as a natural preservative, the lemon is key to make this salad dressing last in the fridge for a few days.
- 2 cups parsley (roughly 1 bunch)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
- 1 garlic clove (optional)
- Salt and pepper
1. Add all ingredients into a blender (or nutribullet) and blend together until well combined.
2. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Recipe by Natalie Brady, from Natalie Brady Nutrition ©