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A small bowl of green goddess dressing surrounded by raw vegetables.
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Green Goddess Dressing

Loaded with fresh herbs and ready in 5 minutes, this easy Green Goddess Dressing recipe is so much better than store-bought. The homemade salad dressing is dreamy as a dip, sandwich spread, or marinade.
Course Pantry, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings (2 tbsp each)
Calories 98kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup parsley leaves (see note 1)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (see note 2)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (see note 3)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a food processor or blender, add parsley, chives, tarragon, garlic, and lemon zest and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I like 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper) and chill.

Notes

  1. Fresh parsley, chives, and tarragon: In a pinch, you can make this homemade salad dressing with dried herbs; just let the dressing sit a little longer before using it so the herbs can hydrate. And if you’re using tarragon, use a little extra because dried tarragon isn’t as powerful as fresh.
  2. Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt: You'll need 6 ounces or 3/4 cup of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt; any fat level (although I prefer full-fat!). Alongside an equal amount of mayo, either lends the just-right amount of tang and creaminess to this homemade salad dressing.
  3. Worcestershire sauce: This mimics the flavor of anchovies that you're familiar with in other salad dressings, such as Caesar, but in a pantry staple format. Of course if you prefer to blend in an anchovy or two, do you.
  4. Yield: This Green Goddess Dressing recipe creates about 2 cups or 32 tablespoons, enough for 16 servings of 2 tablespoons each.
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg