Green Goddess Salad Dressing

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4.74 from 57 votes
Greek Goddess salad dressing is one of those classic, fancy dressings that you might find at a very upscale hotel or country club but is easy to make at home. This Green Goddess dressing screams "fresh" to me!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Green Goddess salad dressing is one of those classic, fancy dressings that you might find at a very upscale hotel or country club.  But don’t let it fool you.  It’s super easy to make at home.

green goddess salad dressing in a glass bowl with basil garnish

Like so many things, Green Goddess dressing is one of those recipes that go in and out of fashion since it’s creation in the 1920’s. Nothing says Spring like the incredible fresh taste of this homemade salad dressing because of all the fresh ingredients.

What Is Green Goddess Dressing?

Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a creamy dressing that gets its bright green color from fresh herbs. It’s a versatile dressing that can be used on salads or sandwiches or as a dip.
The dressing originated in California where fresh herbs are abundant all year long. In my opinion Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a cross between a ranch dressing and a Caesar dressing with lots of fresh herbs in the mix.

How to Make Green Goddess Dressing – Step by Step

The blender or food processor does all the work so this healthy salad dressing recipe comes together quick and easy!

  • Step One: First, measure out all your ingredients. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next, place the clean washed basil in the food processor. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Next, place the House Seasoning Blend and all the remaining ingredients into the Food Processor. Then Process until smooth. Finally, store in an air tight container.(Photo 3 below)

step by step instructions for making green goddess salad dressing

 Recommendations for Making Greek Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a cinch to make at home. Because there are only a few simple ingredients. Since it’s a creamy dressing, this recipe starts with plain Green yogurt and mayo. To this, you add flavor boosters like fresh shallot, a touch of anchovy paste (there’s no fishy flavor…trust me on this one) and Dijon mustard. Then you add lots of basil and some prepared pesto to really boost the herb flavor. Last, you add a bit of white wine vinegar and a touch of agave for sweetness.

green goddess salad dressing on top of a salad

Best Ways to Serve Green Goddess Salad Dressing

This Green Goddess Salad Dressing is so versatile. Here are some alternate ways you can enjoy it:

  • Use it as a sandwich spread
  • Serve it alongside some chopped veggies as a dip
  • Drizzle it over your favorite Main Course as a sauce

Green goddess salad dressing on a spoon

Expert Tips for Making the Best Green Goddess Recipe

This homemade salad dressing recipe is really so simple there is really nothing to it! But for best results remember:

  • Fresh is Best: The fresher the Ingredients, the better the dressing!
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and use for your favorite event! Store in an Air Tight Container.
  • Makes a Great Sauce: My favorite way to use this dressing is on top of Salmon!

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

4.7 from 57 votes
Greek Goddess salad dressing is one of those classic, fancy dressings that you might find at a very upscale hotel or country club but is easy to make at home. This Green Goddess dressing screams "fresh" to me!
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Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons shallot minced
  • 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • Pinch House Seasoning Blend

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until thoroughly combined.
  • Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate.

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Expert Tips

This homemade salad dressing recipe is really so simple there is really nothing to it! But for best results remember:
  • Fresh is Best: The fresher the Ingredients, the better the dressing!This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and use for your favorite event! Store in an Air Tight Container.
  • Makes a Great Sauce: My favorite way to use this dressing is on top of Salmon!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 245mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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11 thoughts on “Green Goddess Salad Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    A dressing with ingredients that I love very much, I just found the perfect mix to dress my chicken and potato salad … and not only with it!

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  2. 5 stars
    There are some really nice changes to your recipes for this classic. Thanks for the reminder to start using it again.

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  3. 5 stars
    Lucky me! Living in California, I can find fresh herbs all year long, including fresh basil for this recipe. Love all the flavors you add here!

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  4. 5 stars
    I have not tried Panera Green Goddess, but I liked the one at Applebees. I can’t wait to make this recipe and try it out.

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