Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing via

The clean, fresh flavors of Green Goddess dressing make for one of the more perfect condiments. It’s smooth and bright and pairs well with all the summer produce in abundance right now. I also love drizzling it over grilled chicken or shrimp. If you make it a bit more thick by adding a bit of extra sour cream, you can use it as a dip for vegetables.

Every once in a while, I like to touch on the importance of eating fat with vegetables and fruits. Fruits and vegetables contain fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) that are better utilized by the body when accompanied by fat. A recent study of over 1,700 Swedish men indicates that consumption of fruits and vegetables was associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, but only when combined with full-fat dairy consumption.

Green Goddess Salad Dressing via

So if you make a salad it’s a good idea to add some full-fat dairy, whether it’s sour cream, yogurt or cheese. If you steam vegetables, drizzle some butter or ghee overtop before serving. The food will taste better and your body will thank you for it!

Here are some more salad recipes that you might enjoy:

Simple Homemade Salad Dressing
Spinach Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash
Chopped Waldorf Salad
Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Raisins
Homemade Ranch Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: Makes about 2 1/2 cups

The anchovies in this recipe gives the dressing a nice kick. Don’t worry - the dressing won’t taste fishy. I served the dressing over bib lettuce and beefsteak tomatoes in the photo above.

Adapted from Back to Basics


    For the Dressing:

  • 1 cup whole milk yogurt (I prefer Straus, Organic Valley or Trader Joe's or you can make your own using a culture)

  • 1 cup chopped green onion, white and green parts

  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 anchovy fillets or 2 teaspoons anchovy paste

  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup organic sour cream (I prefer Straus or you can make your own using a culture)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

I’ve included the cooking times for each recipe. The cooking time will include cooking, prep and baking times. For instance, a soup will cook for 1 1/2 hours, and that will be included in the cooking time, even though this isn’t time you are working on dinner.

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  1. Stacie

    I have no problem using the anchovies but what do you do with the rest of them in the package? My dog ends up with healthy treats usually but I think there may be a different answer.

  2. alexia

    We made this, it was really good! It had a bit more zip than my kids cared for (they still ate it). Not sure if it was the garlic or anchovy paste. I’m making it again, we’ll just tone down the raw garlic this time. Reminded us of caesar dressing.

    • Deliciously Organic

      Glad you all enjoyed it! Next time try soaking the chopped garlic in the lemon juice for 20 minutes before blending the rest of the ingredients. This will take the spiciness out of the garlic. :)

  3. Katie

    Would miso be an ok sub for the anchovies? I’ve actually never used it, but have read it could be a good sub for anchovies in dressings. I usually don’t want soy in my diet, but because it’s fermented, miso is better….I think..??


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