Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

Small jar of green goddess dressing with spoon

This healthy Green Goddess Dressing takes less than five minutes to make and is loaded with fresh herbs, garlic and tangy lime juice. It’s great on salads, but you can also use it as a dip or as a zesty topping for meat, seafood, chicken or roasted vegetables.

When I started my blog, this was one of the first recipes I published. But since then, I lost it. I deleted the post. 

Why? 

I called this dressing “Greek Goddess Dressing” since I swapped greek yogurt in place of the heavy mayo and sour cream that most green goddess dressing recipes call for and I thought it was a cute name. Then some random company tried to sue me because I guess the name “Greek Goddess” was already in place??? I got scared, and deleted the post. Instead, I should have just renamed the recipe, right? 

Well I’m bringing Greek Goddess back with a vengeance, but with a new name (which is actually better for SEO anyway). 

Welcome back to the blog, Green Goddess Dressing

Ingredients for green goddess dressing laid out on concrete background.

Of course the name Green Goddess Dressing is not original either. The name Green Goddess dates back to San Francisco in the 1920’s. The theory is that the chef of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco created a dish to pay homage to actor George Arliss and his hit play, The Green Goddess. 

That dressing he created had, among other things, mayonnaise, anchovies, scallions, tarragon, chives, parsely. My version switches things up a bit. I made it healthier, by swapping in Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise, and I omitted the anchovies (to make it more universally appealing – even though I love anchovies), and I basically tanged and spiced it up a bit. 

In reality, this healthy Green Goddess dressing recipe is basically a creamy version of my beloved Mojo Sauce. And just like that mojo sauce will take you all of 5 minutes to make. Just add everything to your blender and go.

What Does Green Goddess Taste Like? 

  • Green Goddess is bright, tangy, and creamy with loads of fresh herbs and garlic. 

Overhead shot of salad with radishes and cucumber spirals topped with green goddess dressing.

What Does Green Goddess Dressing Have in It? 

  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Green Onions
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Jalapeno
  • Olive Oil
  • Vinegar

Note: If you’re not a cilantro fan, you can always swap it out for extra parsley or fresh basil. Also, if you’re not a fan of heat, you can leave out the jalapeno. 

How to Make Green Goddess Dressing from Scratch

  • Just add all the ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. 

How Long Does Homemade Green Goddess Dressing Last? 

  • Green goddess dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

Overhead shot of salad with radishes and cucumber spirals topped with green goddess dressing.

How to Use Green Goddess Dressing

Green Sauce Recipes:

Small jar of green goddess dressing with spoon

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Green Goddess Recipe

Small jar of green goddess dressing with spoon

Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

This healthy Green Goddess Dressing takes less than five minutes to make and is loaded with fresh herbs, garlic and tangy lime juice. It’s great on salads, but you can also use it as a dip or as a zesty topping for meat, seafood, chicken or roasted vegetables.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 green onions (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (smashed)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and diced (optional))
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until desired texture is reached. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Transfer to an airtight container; the dressing stores in the refrigerator for 1 week.
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Equipment

Blender or Food Processor

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

3 comments

  1. Heather

    5 stars
    This dressing tastes amazing!!!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you liked it Heather!

      Reply

  2. Kyle

    5 stars
    Really good, love cilantro but not a parsley fan so I replaced it with basil and it was very good.

    Reply

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