Green Goddess Dressing
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  • Food: Green Goddess Dressing
  • Writer: Lizzie Green
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Are you trying to use up the herbs in your refrigerator? Use this recipe for green goddess dressing! It has a creamy, vibrant, and bursting flavor.

I usually always prepare this green goddess dressing recipe during this season. We now have a ton of fresh herbs because Jack and I recently planted our tiny garden on our back deck.

They are soft and aromatic right off the plant, ready to infuse practically any dish with a burst of fresh flavor.

For weeknight pasta, a sprig of mint to dress a salad, or a bunch of basil to top pizza, I frequently reach for these ingredients.

Most likely, I pick more than I need, which causes the fridge to gradually fill with leafy herbs. This green goddess dressing fills that need.

It’s the ideal way to use up an abundance of herbs because it’s cool, creamy, and ridiculously simple to make.

You may use practically any ingredients you like to prepare it; I usually start with parsley and chives and add anything else I have on hand later.

All three cilantro, mint, and dill are excellent, but I particularly suggest tarragon. This green goddess dressing is extremely complex and one of a kind thanks to its subtle licorice flavor. I can assure you that you will enjoy it.

Ingredients for a Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

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Food: Green Goddess Dressing (Source: Love and Lemons)

You will need the following ingredients to prepare this green goddess salad dressing:

  • Greek yogurt – Traditional green goddess dressing calls for mayo and occasionally sour cream, but I substitute Greek yogurt in their place. It gives a great tangy flavor and makes this recipe slightly healthier.
  • I always use parsley and chives in this recipe, which calls for fresh herbs. I then add whatever additional leafy herbs I have in my kitchen. If you can, use tarragon and avoid skipping the mint, cilantro, or dill.
  • Who doesn’t adore lemon combined with herbs? The zest and juice give this creamy dip a fantastic, vibrant flavor.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil — It thins the creamy sauce and gives it more richness.
  • Did you know that anchovies are included in the majority of green goddess salad dressings? The truth! To add flavorful, briny flavor and make the recipe vegetarian, I substitute capers.
  • They offer a depth of flavor and bind everything together: garlic, salt, and pepper.

Making this recipe is quite simple once you have prepared your ingredients. Simply blend them together by adding them to a food processor and pulsing!

Oh, and if you want to replace the yogurt in this dressing with cashew cream, it still tastes great.

Instead of a food processor, I use a blender to create this vegan, dairy-free variation’s ultra-smooth dressing. The recipe notes below contain the directions for making it.

Serving ideas for green goddess dressing

By now, you may have gathered that this green goddess dressing is fantastic on salads (try it on my Spring Salad, Caesar Salad, Kale Salad, or Radish Salad! ), but there are a ton of other things you can do with it. Here are some suggestions to get you going:

  • Make a dip out of it! Create a crudité platter with it in the middle, along with crisp vegetables and pita for dipping.
  • Or use it as a dipping sauce for baked sweet potato fries or French fries cooked in an air fryer.
  • Pour it over roasted vegetables like butternut squash, radishes, broccoli, or cauliflower.
  • Add it to any bowl of grains! You may make your own bowl with brown rice, quinoa, or farro, or try it on my Buddha Bowl or Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl.
  • Fill a roasted sweet potato with it. To make it a complete dinner, add some crunchy roasted chickpeas!

Green Goddess Dressing

5 minutes to prepare

Serves: 4 to 6 portions

Creamy, vibrant, and wonderful describe this simple green goddess dressing! Greek yogurt is how I make it most frequently, but cashew cream also works quite well. For this straightforward vegan variant, see the recipe instructions below.


  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 2 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 cup mixed soft leafy herbs, dill, mint, tarragon, and/or cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus ½ teaspoon zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


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Food: Green Goddess Dressing (Source: Love and Lemons)
  1. Yogurt, parsley, mixed herbs, chives, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, capers, garlic, salt, and pepper should all be combined in a food processor. Once everything is thoroughly blended, pulse. according to taste.
  2. For dipping or mixing with salad greens. For up to five days, keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container.


  • To make this vegan, omit the yogurt and replace it with 1 cup of raw cashews and r1/2 cup of water. In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients until smooth, leaving out the herbs. To mix, add the herbs and pulse.
  • Increase the amount of olive oil or add a little water if your dressing is too thick. The cashews won’t become as creamy in a food processor as they do in a blender, therefore this version won’t work.