Easy Green Goddess Dressing
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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Easy Green Goddess Dressing
- 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!
- 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
- 1–2 tablespoons of water to thin, if needed
- Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add additional salt to taste, if needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Keywords: green goddess dressing
My daughter and I really liked this dressing. I’d like to try it with my home made vegan Mayo, and also with yogurt. I think it’ll be just as good as it’s the herbs that stand out for the taste. Thank you for this recipe.
I love homemade dressings! Thank you so much for another recipe to add to my arsenal.
This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family
This looks amazing! I hate to be this person, but do you think I could replace the chives with a bit of green onion?