Looking for the most perfect all-purpose creamy dressing recipe that doubles as a dip? You need to make this creamy Green Goddess Dressing recipe made with a Greek yogurt base, tons of fresh herbs, anti-inflammatory spices, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
This Green Goddess Dressing truly is the perfect dressing or dip for any day of the week.
Green goddess dressing –> put that stuff on everything! This salad dressing is a fan favorite because you can literally put on any salad, bowl, meat, etc.
What is Green Goddess Dressing?
Green goddess dressing is a creamy dressing made with a variety of different fresh herbs and other anti-inflammatory add-ins such as lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
Green goddess dressing has a tangy and earthy in flavor and is typically served as a thicker sauce and can be both a dressing and a dip.
Is Green Goddess Dressing Healthy?
Green goddess dressing is a healthy dressing idea because it’s made with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as fresh herbs and garlic and is high in fiber thanks to Greek yogurt.
What is Green Goddess Dressing Made of?
Our green goddess dressing recipe is made with tons of fresh herbs, garlic, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and Greek yogurt. It’s jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Basil: supports kidney function and acts as a diuretic to help cleanse the body of toxins.
Parsley: is high in vitamins K + A. It also encourages healthy digestion.
Garlic: has high amounts of vitamin c, which supports your immune system and liver health.
Apple cider vinegar: aids in digestion and cleansing of the intestines.
Lemon juice: is high in vitamin C and has pectin, which is a dietary fiber that supports digestion
Cayenne pepper: stimulates the digestive track and aids in metabolizing food + toxins
Olive oil: packed with healthy fats and a great addition to green goddess dressing,
Greek yogurt: high in protein and a great sub for sour cream.
Talk about clean and delicious ingredients, my friends! Let us know in the comments what you’re pairing your green goddess dressing with. We’d love to know 😀
Optional Add-Ins and Swaps
Looking to use what you have in your fridge? Here are some swaps you can use!
- Cilantro: swap the parsley or basil for cilantro instead!
- Mayo: feel free to use mayonnaise in addition to Greek yogurt. You can either sub 1/4 cup of the Greek for mayo, or just add in mayo for extra tang.
- Dill: add in a few tablespoons of chopped dill or use it in place of basil.
- Hot Sauce: if you like it spicy, add in a few shakes of your favorite vinegar-based hot sauce.
How to Make Green Goddess Dressing
In order to make green goddess dressing, you are going to need a high-speed food processor. A high-speed blender like a Vitamix will do the trick as well. The main reason why we’re stressing “high-speed” is because you want to be able to puree the fresh herbs into the dressing so there are no chunks.
- Place all ingredients into your food processor.
- Blend on high until smooth.
Want it thicker? Simply add a little bit more Greek yogurt to make a thicker green goddess dressing.
Want it thinner? Add water by the teaspoon to thin things out.
Salads: We’ve eaten this green goddess dressing on a variety of different salads. Try one of the following for starters:
Bowls: Bowl people unite! this salad dressing is so tasty on top of your favorite meal-prep bowl or even taco bowl.
Veggies: When in doubt, serve green goddess dressing with chopped veggies. Any kind that you have in your fridge will work, but we suggest carrots, celery, and broccoli.
Got leftover green goddess dressing? Simply transfer it into an airtight container or jar and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Green Goddess Dressing
This green goddess dressing recipe is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as fresh herbs and garlic and is made with the base of protein-packed Greek yogurt.
- 1 cup fresh basil, chopped (not packed)
- 1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped (not packed)
- 1/4 cup diced green onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/8 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 cayenne pepper, or more to taste
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed food processor.
- Process on high for about 30-60 seconds or until the fresh herbs are pureed and there are no lumps.
- If you need to thin your salad dressing out, you can add water by the teaspoon to do so.
Tips & Notes
- The photos in this post were updated on June 1, 2021. The recipe was not.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/8 Calories: 85 Sugar: 1 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 3 Fiber: 1 Protein: 3
Keywords: green goddess dressing
This is so flavorful, I may just have it on everything – cracker, bread, veggies, pasta! I don’t think it will replace my hummus, but what a great addition to my snacking dips!
I ADDED 2TBSP OF ADDITIONAL BASIL, 1/4 CUP ORGANIC SOUR CREAM AND 1 TBSP LEMON JUICE AND DOUBLED THE SPICES.EVERYONE LOVED IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
YAY! Love those additions, too!
Thank u!! I have been growing my own herbs for years, and raising as many vegg as my suburban yard allows!! This dressing if gr8t on salads, plain cukes, everything is better w it!!! Thanks for all the great recipes and help!
Made it last week and back for more!
I love this dressing!! So tasty.
I just made this and put it over some pasta and veggies. It’s delicious!
I usually stir away if I see a hand full of herbs like parsley and basil. However, this dressing is a total winner for me! I had it with the Kung Pao Quinoa Bowl (got that recipe on this blog as well) and it just made everything come together wonderfully! It was so goooooood!!! I highly recommend trying this dressing and the Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls – easy, delicious, filling and mouth-watering presentation.
Would this be frozen at all way to much for one person?
I haven’t tried freezing this, but yes, it’s a lot for one person!
is it 82cals,per tablespoon
LOVE this so much and I’m so glad it doesn’t have sour cream in it. ty!!
I’m doing Whole30 right now, so can’t have dairy. Do you think it would work to use a cup of mayo in place of the yogurt?
This looks awesome! Thinking of trying it with roasted potato wedges. Is that weird??
Always a good day when I get to see you ladies and I can’t wait to give this recipe a try — pregnancy has me all about creamy dips!