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Green Goddess Seasoning/Sauce is packed with fresh herb flavor. Traditionally made with mayonnaise, this healthy Green Goddess dressing uses a instead base of Greek yogurt, avocado and olive oil, adding a boost of protein and healthy fats while remaining luxuriously creamy. And also vegetarian, using capers in place of the traditional anchovies for a savory, savory punch, and with some kale thrown in too! Best of all? It only takes about 5 minutes to beat together in your food processor!

Overhead photo of Green Goddess dressing with crudités for dipping.Overhead photo of Green Goddess dressing with crudités for dipping.

If you're like me, you have a lot of herbs growing right now. Herbs are something I always feel like I HAVE to grow every year – they are so easy to grow and add so much flavor to so many dishes! And I love the money saving and eco aspect of growing them myself.

But even if you don't have a garden, this recipe is flexible, so you can use any store-bought herbs you want.

This Green Goddess dressing is seriously healthy for you, with a Greek yogurt base, added protein and probiotics, olive oil and avocado, for some healthy fats, and even some kale for a nutrient boost. But you won't even taste the avocado and kale – they blend perfectly with the creamy, herbaceous mix!

You can use Green Goddess Dressing/Sauce as – you guessed it – a dip for crackers or crudités or a salad dressing, but also for so much more. Spread on sandwiches, top on eggs, top with a taco, top with pasta salad… you'll love this versatile and healthy recipe from the Green Goddess!

A hand holding a bunch of garden herbs and cabbage.A hand holding a bunch of garden herbs and cabbage.

Ingredients for the Green Goddess seasoning

  • Greek yogurt – or regular plain yogurt (which will result in a thinner consistency).
  • Avocado
  • Lemon zest and juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • cabbage
  • Capers + caper juice
  • Chives – green onions can be used in a pinch.
  • Soft-leafed herbs – such as basil, dill, tarragon, parsley, coriander, mint, etc. Stay away from rosemary, thyme and oregano: their flavor is too strong.
  • Garlic – just a very small clove so the flavor isn't too strong.

How to prepare Green Goddess dressing

To prepare, I simply remove the leaves from the herb stems and the kale from the stem, put everything in a colander and give it a good rinse. You don't need to chop anything beforehand – the food processor will do the work for you!

Wash off the herbs and kale in a colander for the Green Goddess dressing.Wash off the herbs and kale in a colander for the Green Goddess dressing.

Once you have your herbs and kale prepped, put everything in a food processor and blend together! You can add a little water (or more lemon juice, olive oil, and/or caper juice, for more flavor) to dilute it to a pourable dressing consistency.

Collage of processes for making green goddess dressing in a food processor.Collage of processes for making green goddess dressing in a food processor.

How to Serve Green Goddess Dressing

  • Use it as a sauce, as in the photo, with crudités (cut vegetables)pita bread, crackers, etc.
  • Use it as a dressing for green salad: make the consistency more fluid by adding a little water.
  • Add some to your favorite tacos, like smoked chicken tacos or chipotle salmon tacos. This would be great as is, or you could replace the lemon with lime and make cilantro one of the main herbs!
  • Toss it with roasted vegetables or use it as a dip. Or, use it as a dip for baked chips, carrot chips, or sweet potato fries!
  • Spread on a sandwich or burger.
  • Toss with a pasta salad, such as the Green Goddess Pasta Salad or in place of pesto in the Pesto Pasta Salad.
Dip the broccoli in the Green Goddess dressing.Dip the broccoli in the Green Goddess dressing.

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Green Goddess Healthy Dressing/Dip

This green goddess seasoning (or dive) it's made healthy with Greek yogurt, avocado, olive oil, and even some kale! Don't be fooled: the taste is so delicious and the texture is so luxuriously creamy. You'll want to add it to everything from salads to tacos to sandwiches, and it's a great party dip!

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Course: Get dressed

Kitchen: American

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Portions: 12 portions

Calories: 54kcal

Author: Elizabeth Lindemann

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  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (see notes)
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup tower cabbage about 1 large leaf
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 table spoon capers plus 1 tablespoon juice
  • 2 spoons chopped chives
  • ½ cup soft-leafed herbs basil, mint, dill, coriander, parsley, tarragon, etc.


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until well combined.

  • If you want a thinner salad dressing, you can add a little water to thin it out (or, for a tastier, richer dressing, add more olive oil and lemon juice and/or capers to thin it out).

  • Remove from food processor and place in a bowl, container or jar. Serve (see suggestions in the notes below).


  • Note on Greek yogurt: Traditionally, Green Goddess dressing uses mayonnaise. You can use mayonnaise instead of yogurt: if you do, reduce the amount of salt to 1/2 teaspoon and add olive oil to 2 tablespoons. You can also use regular yogurt, just keep in mind that the result may be a thinner consistency. Greek yogurt tends to separate a bit; If this happens when you store the dressing in the refrigerator, stir it before serving.
  • Serving Tips: Use Green Goddess as a dip for crackers, pita bread or crudités. Spread on a sandwich or burger. Toss with a green salad or pasta salad. Serve as a dip for roasted vegetables or use as a dip on tacos.
  • capers here they are used instead of the more traditional anchovies for a salty flavour. If you prefer you can also use anchovies or anchovy paste.


Serving: 3spoons | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 2G | Protein: 1G | Fat: 5G | Saturated fats: 1G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fat: 3G | Trans fats: 0.001G | Cholesterol: 0.4mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1G | Sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 527UI | C vitamin: 12mg | Soccer: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information disclaimer

The nutritional information provided is my best estimate and does not include added sodium from flavoring seasoning, any optional ingredients, and does not take into account brands. I use an automatic API to calculate this information. Feel free to calculate it yourself using one of these tools:

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