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I used to think that green goddess salad dressing is only for restaurants or bottled stuff at the store, but after experimenting with making it at home, I’m sold on making it myself. Homemade is so much better! And, this green goddess dressing recipe isn’t just for salads… it’s the perfect sauce or dip when you want to add instant flavor to your food! It’s super rich and creamy, and made with real, fresh ingredients.
The most important component of a healthy green goddess dressing recipe? The greens! Fresh herbs are a must, but I also give mine a delicious boost with the help of Paleovalley Organic Supergreens. Not only does it deliver key nutrients and prebiotic fiber in every serving, it also mixes easily and adds 23 organic superfoods to this dressing — in an instant!
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What Is Green Goddess Dressing?
Green goddess is a tangy, creamy, herby dressing that originated in the 1920s at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. With so many fresh ingredients, it became popular in the 70s and 80s as a healthy addition to salads.
What Does Green Goddess Dressing Taste Like?
Green goddess tastes much like caesar dressing, but with a more herbaceous flavor. It’s perfect for brightening up the flavor in salads, meat dishes, or just as a simple veggie dip!
Why You’ll Love This Green Goddess Dressing Recipe
- Garlicky, herby flavor
- Rich and creamy texture
- Easy to make with your favorite herbs
- Ready in minutes
- Naturally low carb and gluten-free
- Only 92 calories and 1.1 grams net carbs per serving
- Pairs well with a wide variety of dishes — not just salad!
Ingredients You’ll Need
This section explains how to choose the best green goddess dressing ingredients, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Paleovalley Organic Supergreens – Packed with 23 organic superfoods in every scoop! It adds a lush green color to this dressing (along with a boost of gut-friendly nutrients), plus I enjoy it this way so much more.
- Mayonnaise – Irecommend homemade avocado oil mayonnaise, but any store-bought variety will also work. You can lighten up the dressing further by replacing the this with Greek yogurt, but I much prefer the flavor with some mayo in there.
- Sour Cream – Adds tang and creaminess. You can also use Greek yogurt, buttermilk (though the result will be thinner), or 1/2 of a large avocado for a dairy-free option.
- Anchovy Paste – Don’t be intimidated! Anchovies are a classic ingredient in every green goddess salad dressing recipe, and this paste creates a savory (not fishy) flavor. You can also use 1 to 1 1/2 canned anchovy fillets, or capers.
- Lemon Juice – Fresh lemons work best here, but you can also use a bottled variety. If needed, you can substitute other acids such as white wine vinegar, lime juice, or apple cider vinegar.
- Minced Garlic Cloves – Again, fresh is best!
- Fresh Herbs – This recipe uses chives and parsley, but you can also use any combination of tarragon, green onions, basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, or mint. The herbs must be fresh, though — not dried.
- Spices – This dressing only needs sea salt and black pepper, but you could also add a spicy kick with a pinch of cayenne pepper (or fresh jalapeño!).
How To Make Green Goddess Dressing
To make homemade green goddess dressing, simply toss all the ingredients to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Easy, peasy!
This dressing is perfect to make ahead! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Can green goddess dressing be frozen?
Like all mayo-based dressings, avoid freezing green goddess, as it will separate and lose its smooth and creamy texture.
What To Put Green Goddess Dressing On
The best use for this dressing is in green goddess salad! However, it’s a versatile sauce you can use in so many ways. Try it in these dishes!
- Veggie salads – The best way to use dressing! Drizzle it onto cucumber tomato avocado salad, cobb salad, caesar salad, zucchini noodle salad, or creamy cucumber salad.
- Grilled meats and seafood – It makes the ultimate sauce for juicy burgers, grilled salmon, shrimp skewers, or lamb kofta kebabs.
- Meaty salads – Use this dressing instead of mayo in egg salad, chicken salad, or tuna salad.
- Healthy sandwiches or wraps – This creamy dressing makes the perfect condiment for bell pepper sandwiches, cucumber subs, or collard green wraps.
- Served with chips or veggies – It’s a delicious dip alternative! Pair with your favorite sliced veggies (raw or roasted), almond flour tortilla chips, pepperoni chips, or air fryer zucchini chips.
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Green Goddess Dressing Recipe
This healthy, creamy green goddess salad dressing recipe comes together in minutes! It’s delicious for salads, bowls, dipping, sandwiches, meats, and more.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
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Serving size: 2 tablespoons
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Total Carbs 1.3g
Net Carbs 1.1g
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