This Green Goddess Dressing is part dip, part salad dressing and all parts delicious! It’s rich and creamy with the bright flavors of lemon, fresh herbs and chives. It’s a healthy options for your crudités platter, salads and it comes together in 5 minutes!

Green goddess dressing in a jar with a spoon

I’m a firm believer in homemade salad dressing because it’s the freshest way to top any salad. I prep 1-2 different types every week like our favorite balsamic vinaigrette dressing and Greek salad dressing because we eat a lot of salad!

This Green Goddess Dressing recipe is my latest creation, and it’s just perfect for spring and summer. It’s super creamy and bursting with fresh flavor like my Greek yogurt ranch dressing, and is great as a dip or dressing.

I love that this dressing utilizes the fresh herbs that I always seem to have on hand, and the color truly makes me happy.

Green Goddess dressing in a jar with herbs and a spoon

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Green Goddess dressing is creamy and indulgent with the fresh flavors of lemon, fresh herbs and chives.
  • It’s a versatile, healthy recipe and may be used as a salad dressing, dip or sauce.
  • It can be customized with whatever herbs you have on hand.

Recipe ingredients

This Green Goddess dressing recipe contains just a few ingredients, and most can be customized with what you have on hand as outlined in the ingredients notes below.

Green goddess dressing recipe ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Greek yogurt. I prefer Greek yogurt over mayo for its creaminess and added protein, but it may be substituted with your favorite mayo or sour cream.
  • Herbs. I used a combination of parsley and dill in this recipe, but any combination of leafy herbs will work! Cilantro and basil are great options as well, and a couple of tablespoons of fresh tarragon leaves makes this dressing next level!
  • Chives. If you don’t have chives on hand, use the green parts of green onion instead.
  • Garlic. If fresh garlic is too overpowering for you, sub with a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Anchovy. Anchovy fillets give this dressing a depth of umami flavor, and I promise it doesn’t taste fishy in the slightest! If you’d rather not deal with fish fillets, sub with anchovy paste or even Worcestershire sauce as outlined in the recipe card notes.
  • Lemon. The lemon brightens all the flavors in this dressing. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice, or sub with lime if you don’t have any on hand.

How to make this recipe

This Green Goddess dressing recipe comes together in about 5 minutes — it really couldn’t be easier!

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

How to make Green Goddess dressing
  • Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and secure the lid.
  • Process until smooth and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

Green goddess dressing in a food processor

FAQs

What is Green Goddess dressing

Green Goddess dressing typically includes mayo, sour cream, garlic, an array of fresh herbs, chives, anchovy and lemon. This version contains Greek yogurt, which gives the dressing a nice protein boost.

What does Green goddess dressing taste like?

The dressing has a rich, creamy texture with the bright flavors of lemon, fresh herbs and chives. It contains anchovy and garlic, which add savory, umami flavor.

How long does this dressing last?

Green Goddess dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.

 
Green goddess dressing drizzling from a spoon into a jar

Serving suggestions

Recipe notes

  • Recipe yields about 1 cup of green goddess dressing.
  • The anchovy adds a depth of umami flavor similar to Caesar dressing and does not taste fishy in the slightest.  It may be subbed with a bit of Worcestershire sauce if you prefer.
  • Dressing is easily customized with a combination of your favorite herbs such as cilantro, up to 2 tablespoons tarragon leaves
  • If your green goddess dressing is too thick, you may thin it out with up to 2 tablespoons of milk, buttermilk or even water.
  • Store the dressing in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
Green goddess dressing drizzling onto a salad

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Green goddess dressing in a jar with a spoon

Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

Green Goddess Dressing is ultra creamy and packed with the goodness of Greek yogurt and the freshness of lemon, herbs and chives! It's a healthy salad dressing or veggie dip and it comes together in about 5 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt I used full fat; sub with mayo or sour cream if desired.
  • 3 anchovy fillets patted dry; sub with 2-3 teaspoons anchovy paste or 1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup dill leaves or sub with basil or cilantro
  • 1/4 cup coarsley chopped chives or sub with scallions
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon leaves optional
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (1.5 – 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste

Instructions 

  • Add the Greek yogurt, anchovy fillets, garlic, parsley, dill, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor.
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, 1/4 cup dill leaves, 1/4 cup coarsley chopped chives, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 3 anchovy fillets
  • Process until smooth and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Recipe yields about 1 cup of green goddess dressing.
  • The anchovy adds a depth of umami flavor similar to Caesar dressing and does not taste fishy in the slightest.  It may be subbed with a bit of Worcestershire sauce if you prefer.
  • Dressing is easily customized with a combination of your favorite herbs such as cilantro, up to 2 tablespoons tarragon leaves
  • If your green goddess dressing is too thick, you may thin it out with up to 2 tablespoons of milk, buttermilk or even water.
  • Store the dressing in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 23kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 161mg, Potassium: 107mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 803IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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