This creamy Green Goddess dressing is loaded with fresh herbs for a tasty salad dressing that is packed with flavor! This recipe also makes a great sandwich spread or vegetable dip!

easy green goddess dressing
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A few weeks ago, I was getting a little bored with my standard salad dressings and I knew I needed to switch things up. After making an herb-infused drizzle for my vegetarian sheet pan meal, I realized that this tasty concoction was pretty close to a Green Goddess salad dressing. I found myself making it, again and again, to pour over my latest bowl of greens and so I decided this recipe deserved its own post!

easy green goddess dressing ingredients

What is Green Goddess Dressing?

It’s a creamy dressing that is typically mayonnaise-based and filled with a variety of fresh herbs. Many recipes use anchovies, but I obviously wanted to keep this recipe vegetarian so I left those out. I used a combination of cilantro, parsley, dill, and chives for lots of herbal flavor. I added a dash of lemon juice to brighten the flavors and a little garlic powder to add even more flavor.

easy green goddess dressing in food processor

How Long Does it Last?

This green goddess dressing recipe typically lasts 3-4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can make a smaller batch, but keep in mind that it can be hard to blend a very small amount if you have a large blender or food processor. But there are so many ways you can use this dressing, I have a feeling you won’t have trouble using the leftovers!

Ways to Use It

Try using this recipe as a dressing for your favorite salad or as a dip for raw veggies. It’s delicious paired with carrot sticks, cucumber slices, celery sticks, or bell pepper slices. It also makes a delicious sandwich spread or you can drizzle it over roasted vegetables. One you taste this dressing, you’ll want to use it on everything!

Can I Use Dried Herbs?

This recipe requires fresh herbs to create the best flavor. In a pinch, you can use dried dill, but the parsley, cilantro, and chives must be fresh. You won’t get the same flavor or texture from dried herbs.

Variations and Substitutions

  • You can swap the chives for green onions.
  • If you don’t have lemon juice, try a splash of lime juice or apple cider vinegar.
  • For a tangy flavor, add 2 tablespoons of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
easy green goddess dressing on a salad

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make this dressing without mayonnaise? I’d recommend making my Vegan Green Goddess Dressing if you want a mayo-free version!
  • Can I make this recipe vegan? Yes! Simply use Veganaise in place of mayonnaise.
  • Is this recipe gluten free? Yep! This recipe is naturally gluten free.
  • Is this recipe keto? This recipe should be suitable on a keto diet, as it is low in carbohydrates.

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green goddess dressing

Easy Green Goddess Dressing

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This creamy Green Goddess dressing is loaded with fresh herbs for a tasty salad dressing that is loaded with flavor! This also makes a great sandwich spread or vegetable dip!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons of water to thin, if needed


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add additional salt to taste, if needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.