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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Whether you drizzle it over a salad or use it as a dip, you won’t be able to get enough of this creamy Green Goddess Dressing. A symphony of fresh herbs and flavorful spices make it taste as heavenly as it sounds!

Serve it with my Everyday Go-To Salad or alongside your favorite Grilled Chicken.

The Best Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

This easy 5-minute salad dressing is tangy, herby and garlicky with a lovely touch of sweetness and a subtle hint of heat. In simple terms, it’s delicious! All of those mouthwatering flavors give it the power to transform the most boring salad into a certified delicacy. And its foolproof ingredient lineup ensures that your dish will stay healthy and nutritious.

The use of Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise makes this version of green goddess dressing a lighter, healthier option than ever before. Honey adds a boost of antioxidants and fresh lemon juice packs in the Vitamin C. Once you taste this fresh and flavorful salad dressing, you’ll have to resist the urge to grab a glass and guzzle it down!

Greek yogurt, honey, basil, tarragon and the rest of the ingredients on a marble countertop

What You’ll Need

Because this dressing is blended in a food processor, there’s no need for any slicing or dicing of the ingredients. Right on!

Refer to the recipe card below this post for the amount associated with each item.

  • Plain Greek Yogurt: Use a plant-based brand if you need your dressing to be dairy-free and vegan.
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Tarragon
  • Garlic Clove
  • Green Onions: Or chives – I like to slice these up so they blend a bit easier, but you don’t have to.
  • Lemon Juice: Put that bottled juice away! It’s best to squeeze it from a fresh lemon.
  • Olive Oil: Avocado oil is another good option.
  • Honey
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes: I like to use a very small amount to add a tinge of heat without overpowering the dressing.

How to Make Green Goddess Salad Dressing

This light and creamy dressing is definitely in the running for the world’s easiest condiments. You simply blend the ingredients in a food processor or a high-speed blender until the mixture is smooth. That’s all there is to it!

A close-up shot of a wooden spoon digging into a dish full of green goddess dressing

Tips for Success

It’s always helpful to have a few good tips and tricks – even with an effortless recipe like this one.

  • Add the Wet Ingredients First: If you add the liquids and softer ingredients to your food processor first, everything will combine a bit more seamlessly.
  • Don’t Have a Blender or Food Processor? Don’t worry. It may be slightly more time-consuming, but you can mince the herbs and garlic yourself (as finely as you can) and whisk everything together in a mixing bowl.
  • Make It Ahead of Time: This salad dressing tastes even better after it gets a chance to sit in the fridge for a while. Make it a few hours in advance for unbeatable flavor.
A bowl of green goddess dressing on a plate with fresh veggies

Variation Ideas

There are so many different ways to change up this classic condiment. Try out one of these tasty green goddess dressing adaptations!

  • Blend in Half an Avocado
  • Use Different Herbs
  • Swap Out the Yogurt for Sour Cream
  • Add Anchovies or Capers
  • Substitute the Citrus Juice for White Wine Vinegar
  • Spice It Up with a Jalapeño
  • Use Pure Maple Syrup Instead of Honey
Crudités on a plate with green goddess dip and a small dish of salt beside the plate

Ways to Use Your Dressing

First and foremost, I have to suggest whipping up this wholesome Green Goddess Salad [LINK]. It was literally made to be tossed with this dressing! Other salads that go well with green goddess dressing include Greek Chicken Salad and Southwestern Cobb Salad.

When I’m not pairing it with a salad, I’m most likely using this condiment as a dip for raw veggies and crusty slices of bread. I also love folding it into lettuce wraps, adding it to grain bowls, and spooning it over things like Grilled Steak and Roasted Salmon. You really can’t go wrong!

A plate of raw veggies with a dish of green goddess dressing beside them

How to Store Extras

This particular homemade salad dressing will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. I like to keep it in a large glass mason jar, but any airtight container will do. You may need to shake or stir it before you use it if it’s been idle for a while.

Does This Freeze Well?

Any creamy dressing like this one isn’t going to do well in the freezer. The freezing process would diminish the flavor and the thawing process would ruin the texture.

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A bowl full of green goddess dressing with a small wooden spoon dipped inside

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


Whether you drizzle it over a salad or use it as a dip, you won’t be able to get enough of this creamy Green Goddess Dressing. A symphony of fresh herbs and flavorful spices make it taste as heavenly as it sounds!


  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion (or chives)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve.


Refrigerate extras in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Shake or stir before using if needed.


  • Serving Size: 1- 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 58
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 213 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

Keywords: homemade salad dressing, green goddess dip, greek yogurt dressing

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