Considered as almost the empress of all the dressings made in the world, Green Goddess Salad Dressing tastes the best when homemade! It is a cool and creamy mix made from mayonnaise, basil, parsley and other condiments. Do read my easy and simple recipe and make it on the go!
About This Recipe
Now you might wonder: “What is Green Goddess Salad Dressing?” if you are not much of a salad fan.
Nevertheless, if you are uninitiated then no worries because this green salad dressing is almost like a sauce or a chutney that is widely used in various parts of the world to toss with greens, fruits and sprouts.
Green Goddess Dressing was first prepared in San Fransico’s Palace Hotel and thereafter it actually got popular day in and day out.
It tastes almost like the ranch dressing. However, when it comes to the taste of this salad dressing it is stronger and typical than the former.
Though, many chefs like adding sour cream to it, I like to keep it more mayo-based.
Because that way it can be tossed original with avocado and other veggies or you could smother Wedge Salad with it as well.
Personally, I also like serving this dressing as a dip with vegetable sticks and sandwiches during small house parties.
That combo goes very well with my guests.
Also, as making this goddess of dressing is not an arduous task, I feel like making it regularly.
Whenever you try it out make sure that you blend until smooth all the ingredients.
As mayonnaise already has salt in it, I have not added any additional salt. But you can suit it up as per your preference.
Moreover, I have added ¼ cup of fresh basil to give it a nice flavour, you may also add chervil or tarragon if you want.
It is thick. It is creamy, soothing and absolutely tasteful. Marinate your chicken with it, toss it on salads or serve it as a dip, this versatile dressing goes with everything.
Give my tried and tested recipe for a same a quick read then?
To make this dressing you will need a base. I have used Mayonnaise but you can use a mix of mayonnaise and greek yogurt, or only yogurt or even avocado if you want to make a vegan version.
Sour cream also makes for a great base for this dressing. Be creative, make it a few times using different combinations and see which one you like the most and then stick to it. Easy, right :).
Next you will need greens like fresh basil, parsley and spring onion greens.
You can also add alpha alpha sprouts and sunflower seeds to your dressing.
Some lemon zest and lemon juice gives a nice tang to the dressing and I highly recommend it.
I always add a few cloves of garlic to my dressing as I ma a garlic lover and plus it’s good for your system. Do try using it and see the difference.
A lot of people add anchovies to their green goddess dressing but I always refrain from adding it as it’s too strong a flavor for me.
But if you love anchovies, go ahead and add 2-3 canned anchovies while blending the dressing.
How to make it with Avocado?
To make Green Goddess Dressing with avocado, either replace the mayonnaise with one ripe avocado or use half avocado and half the quantity of mayonnaise mentioned.
How to make it Vegan?
To make vegan dressing, replace the mayonnaise with one avocado and keep the other ingredients and process same as mentioned below.
How to make it with yogurt?
To make the dressing with yogurt, replace the mayonnaise with greek yogurt and keep the other ingredients and process same.
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Step by Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients except lemon juice in a blender and blend to make a smooth puree.
Add lemon juice and mix well.
Green Goddess Salad Dressing Recipe
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Fresh Basil (Packed)
- 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley
- ¼ cup Spring Onion Greens (Chopped)
- 2-3 cloves Garlic
- ½ tsp Lemon Zest
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
- Add all the ingredients except lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add lemon juice and mix well.
- Add some hot water and mix well if the dressing is too thick.
- Store in a glass jar and refrigerate for 4-5 days.