A delicious homemade salad dressing to transform your salads into a restaurant-quality experience, this Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a healthy Greek Yogurt-based salad dressing that will help make salads a part of your everyday life.
Green Goddess Salad Dressing Recipe
If you couldn’t tell from the name of my website (Sugar, Spice and Glitter) – I love to indulge when it comes to food!
I never shy away from desserts, a good cream-based sauce or a healthy slathering of butter.
To keep things balanced, I usually stick to salads for lunch, but I still want to feel satisfied and indulged – even when making healthy choices. So, I rely on flavorful, homemade salad dressings and plenty of delicious toppings to make my lunchtime salads flavorful and indulgent.
This Green Goddess Salad Dressing is a classic, herby salad dressing with just the right amount of tangy acidity that pairs excellently with so many different salad options. Whether I’m sticking with a traditional green salad or topping it off with some steak, chicken or salmon, this homemade Green Goddess Salad Dressing pairs beautifully.
Even though I love this salad dressing, I like to change things up so that my daily salad doesn’t get too boring (or else I’ll hate eating it). Here are some ways to change up your Green Goddess Salad Dressing:
- swap some of the Greek Yogurt for dijon mustard
- change out the herbs
- swap out the garlic for fresh ginger
- add heat with red chile pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
- swap out the red wine vinegar for anchovy paste for a more umami flavor
What is Green Goddess Dressing? Green Goddess is a salad dressing typically containing mayonnaise, sour cream, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and pepper. Our version is a cleaned-up salad dressing with a greek yogurt base that is flavored with a variety of fresh herbs, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.
Do I have to use fresh herbs in green goddess dressing? Yes, the majority of the herbs that you use to make this salad dressing need to be fresh to give this salad dressing it’s vibrant, earthy flavor. Dried herbs can be used to add additional flavor, but you want to aim for at least 1 cup of fresh herbs.
How long does Green Goddess dressing last? You can keep this salad dressing in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week without any flavor or texture loss. It is still edible past that point, but the texture may be less enjoyable.
More Homemade Salad Dressings:
- Creamy Pumpkin Salad Dressing
- Lemon Olive Oil Salad Dressing
- Orange Poppyseed Salad Dressing
- Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing
- Mango Jalapeño Salad Dressing from Kylee Cooks
- Creamy Italian Salad Dressing from the Busy Baker
Check out our quick video to see how to make your own green goddess salad dressing – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Green Goddess Salad Dressing Ingredients
- Greek Yogurt <– can use sour cream
- Lemon Juice
- Rice Wine Vinegar <– can use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
- Garlic, minced, optional
- Pepper <– can use cayenne pepper for more heat
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: I used 1/2 cup parsley, 1/2 cup tarragon and a couple tablespoons each of thyme, basil, dill and chives. You can use your own preferred combination which will give this salad a completely new flavor profile.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Smoothie-style Blender
- Mason Jar, to store salad dressing
How to Make Green Goddess Salad Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a smoothie-style blender, starting with just 1 cup of the herbs.
Puree until completely combined and no large pieces of herbs remain. Taste and adjust with additional herbs and seasonings.
Store in an airtight mason jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our homemade Green Goddess Salad Dressing:
Can use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar in place of the rice wine vinegar. Can use cayenne pepper for more heat than the black pepper offers. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Here are some ways to change up your Green Goddess Salad Dressing:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Can use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar in place of the rice wine vinegar.
Can use cayenne pepper for more heat than the black pepper offers.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I’d love to hear from you – what tweaks have you made to this homemade Green Goddess Salad Dressing to make it perfect for you?
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