With loads of fresh herbs mixed with creamy avocado and healthy olive oil, this Copycat Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing has an incredibly fresh, herby flavor.
I may be biased, but I think this homemade green goddess dressing recipe is a major upgrade over a store-bought version.
The dressing is intended to be a copycat of Trader Joe’s version (which is, admittedly, a tasty dressing), but with loads of fresh herbs, mixed with creamy avocado and healthy olive oil, this homemade salad dressing has an incredibly fresh, herby flavor and gorgeous, vibrant color.
One of the things to love about this great recipe is that it’s so easy to make — all you need is your blender. That makes for easy cleanup, too!
The next time you’re looking for healthy salad dressing recipes, try this one. It may become your new go-to!
Common Questions about Green Goddess Dressing
What is green goddess dressing?
Green goddess dressing is an herb-based dressing that typically includes a combination of fresh herbs like parsley, basil, and chives, as well as lemon juice, garlic, and vinegar all mixed with avocado and a fat like oil or mayo.
This versatile dressing can also serve as a sauce or dip.
How do you make green goddess dressing?
It couldn’t be easier to make green goddess dressing. All the ingredients are blended in a food processor or blender until they are well combined and the dressing is smooth.
Is green goddess dressing healthy?
Green goddess dressing can be a healthy option, depending on the ingredients used. It is high in healthy fats, but it can also be high in calories and sodium depending on how it’s prepared.
This dressing lasts a while so you can make it ahead of time and reach for it when you need it. It’s perfect for meal prep.
Refrigerator: Store the dressing in the fridge in an airtight container for 7-10 days.
Freezer: While you can freeze the dressing, it is not recommended. The texture may not remain the same after thawing.
This flavorful, fresh dressing is so easy to make there are few tips needed to get the best results!
- Add up to ¼ cup water for a thinner consistency.
- Use the freshest ingredients for the best flavor.
- It might be helpful to use a high-speed blender if you have one.
Grab the fresh ingredients at your grocery store or from your herb garden.
- Ripe avocado
- Fresh basil (chopped)
- Fresh parsley(chopped)
- Olive Oil
- Green Onion (chopped)
- Lemon juice
- Chives (chopped)
- White Onions (chopped)
- Garlic cloves (minced)
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Coarse Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
- Lemon Zest
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
Your blender (or food processor) is all you need to whip up this easy sauce!
How to Make Green Goddess Dressing
It’s as easy as mixing all of the simple ingredients together.
- Add the avocado, water, basil, parsley, oil, green onions, lemon juice, chives, minced onions, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, pepper, and lemon zest to a blender or bowl of a food processor.
- Mix the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
What to Serve With Green Goddess Dressing
You can swap out your other dressings for this beautiful green dressing.
- Salad – Upgrade any green salad with this delicious dressing.
- Tacos and fajitas – Skip the other sauces and drizzle this herbal dressing on top instead.
- Vegetables – Dip raw veggies like carrots, celery, and bell peppers into the dressing. Or, use it as a sauce over roasted vegetables.
- Sandwiches – Using this sauce as a sandwich spread is a delicious way to upgrade your mid-day meal.
- Proteins – Drizzle this over grilled chicken breasts or pork chops.
Why You Should Make Green Goddess Dressing
If you love flavorful dressings, you’ll adore this one.
- Easy – Just add all of the ingredients to the blender and let it do all the work to make this smooth dressing.
- Tasty – This balanced dressing is full of flavor.
- Versatile – While topping green salads with it is an obvious choice, there are so many uses for this delectable dressing.
Variations and Add-ins
There are a few ways to change up this simple dressing.
- Acidity – For a more acidic flavor, increase the amount of apple cider vinegar or add more onions.
- Sweetness – Add a tablespoon of granulated sugar for a sweeter dressing.
- Earthiness – For more eathy flavor, add more fresh herbs.
- Umami – To add some umami flavor, incorporate a little bit of Worcestershire sauce or anchovy paste.
- Creaminess – While this recipe is a dairy-free variation, for a more creamy texture, try using mayonnaise, sour cream, or Greek yogurt.
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Green Goddess Dressing
- 1 avocado
- ¾ cup water
- ⅓ cup basil fresh chopped
- ¼ cup parsley fresh chopped
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 stalks of green onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chives chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced onions white – chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 1 clove
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
- Combine the avocado, water, basil, parsley, oil, green onions, lemon juice, chives, minced onions, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, pepper, and lemon zest in a blender.
- Blend for 30 seconds or until fully emulsified.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.
- This dressing goes great with salad, tacos, fajitas, or as a dip with veggies.
- Can add ¼ cup more water if you want it thinner.
- This recipe can be switched up depending on your flavor – if you like more acid add more onions or more apple cider vinegar.
- You can also add a tablespoon of granulated sugar if you want to add sweetness and add more herbs if you want it earthier.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.