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4 Surprising Ways to Use a $4 Bottle of Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing

Kells McPhillips

Kells McPhillipsDecember 5, 2019

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Trader Joe’s salad dressings are way underrated. Go ahead, rave about the cauliflower gnocchi and Everything But the Bagel seasoning. I’ll just be over in the lettuce aisle singing the praises of the Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing, which—true to it name—makes everything from pasta to salads to roasted veggies taste like heaven.

Since I spent $4 on the multi-purpose dressing on a recent shopping trip, I’ve been drizzling it on everything that’s edible. And I can honestly say that it hasn’t disappointed my tastebuds yet. If you don’t believe in its versatility, here are four recipes you should try.

4 ways to use Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing on just about everything

1. GREEN GODDESS PASTA SALAD

This recipe is all green: green beans, kale, and green goddess dressing. If you’re on the market for a new one-pot pasta dish, the dish for you.

2. 10-MINUTE GREEN GODDESS GRILLED SHRIMP

If you’re firing up the grill (or just cooking shrimp in a skillet), you can skip mixing up a fancy seasoning mix and dip the raw shrimp directly into Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing.

3. VEGAN BURRITO BOWL

Burrito bowls already burst with flavors from the veggies and beans, but a drizzle of dressing on top makes everything that much more delicious.

4. SLOW COOKER GREEN GODDESS CHICKEN

What if I told you that you could meal prep a week worth of chicken using just your Instant Pot, chicken, and green goddess dressing? It’s true—and it’s so flavorful, you won’t be sick of it by Thursday.

Here’s how a dietitian spends $30 at Trader Joe’s: 

Looking for more sauces to level-up your cooking skills? Try this “liquid gold” recipe and good old fashioned hummus

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