Copycat Panera Green Goddess Dressing

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4.78 from 67 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Copycat Panera Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a creamy dressing that gets its bright green color and herby flavor from fresh herbs. It’s a versatile dressing that can be used on salads or sandwiches or as a dip.

A bowl of green goddess salad.

Like so many things, this copycat Panera Bread Green Goddess salad 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.

The original version is served on their Panera Bread Green Goddess Cobb Salad – one of my favorites! It’s loaded with fresh arugula and romaine lettuces, tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, pickled red onions, crispy bacon and sliced chicken breast. The pickled onions are my favorite! I also add extra vegetables, like cucumbers and kale. If you love the version from Panera Bread, you will love this copycat.


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What We Love About This Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

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.

  • Minutes to Make: Perfect for you want something fancy but quick.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge. So Easy.
  • Family Friendly: If your family is a fan of creamy freshness, than they will love this dressing.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or lower calorie.
  • Party Favorite: This dressing is perfect for a fancy party, baby shower or bridal shower.
green goddess herbs

Ingredient Notes

  • Mayonnaise: Use a full fat or even a fat free variety.
  • Green Yogurt: This gives a nice tang.
  • Fresh Basil: Two cups of fresh basil leaves.
  • Shallots: They give a nice mild onion flavor.
  • Pesto: The prepackaged variety.
  • Vinegar: White vinegar.
  • Agave Syrup: This gives a nice sweet touch.
  • Dijon Mustard: It gives a great flavor to the dressing.
  • Anchovy Paste: The umami flavor to the dressing
  • All Purpose Blend – my custom salt and pepper blend

Equipment Needed

How to Make Green Goddess Dressing

These are the basic steps for making Panera’s green goddess dressing. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: MEASURE

First, measure out all your ingredients.Next, place the clean washed basil in the food processor.

STEP 2: STORE

Then 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

Prep and Storage Tips for Copycat Panera Green Goddess Dressing

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Freshness is the key to this dressing. Therefore, while you can make it ahead, try making it close to when you want to use it.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the dressing in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This recipe is not made to be frozen, while you could freeze it, the results upon thawing would not be good.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Low fat or fat free versions of the ingredients can be great in this dressing recipe. Try fat free mayo and/or greek yoghurt.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT HERBS?

Of course, parsley, dill, cilantro, chives and mint make great additions. I recommend adding tarragon, it is especially good for chicken.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, make the amount that you need for your family or the get together that you are planning.

WHAT IS IN A GREEN GODDESS SALAD?

That is truly up to you, however traditionally you could use, spinach, green lettuce, green cabbage, spinach, cucumber and green apples.

A spoon in the Copycat Panera Green Goddess Dressing.

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4.78 from 67 votes

Copycat Panera Green Goddess Dressing

Yield: 2 cups
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
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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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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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat, green goddess, salad dressing

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11 thoughts on “Copycat Panera Green Goddess 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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