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.
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 a registered trade term??? 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.
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, parsley. 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.
What does green goddess dressing have in it?
- Greek Yogurt
- Green Onions
- Olive Oil
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.
How to use green goddess dressing:
- Salad Dressing
- Vegetable Dip
- Hummus – Swirl it into your favorite hummus.
- Egg Salad Sandwich – Swap out the mayo for this yummy dressing.
- On a Grain Bowl – Try it on this Sweet Potato & Chickpea Buddha Bowl.
- Topping for Baked Potatoes – Have you made them in the Instant Pot?
- Dip for Fries – Try these Green Bean Fries or these Zucchini Fries.
- Topping for salmon or chicken.
- On top of these Smashed Potatoes.
More green sauce recipes:
- Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Basil Tahini Sauce
- Peruvian Grilled Chicken with Creamy Green Sauce
- Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Green Tahini Sauce
- Smashed Potatoes with Mojo Sauce
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Green Goddess Dressing Recipe
- 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)
- 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.