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Healthy Green Goddess Dressing

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ¼ cup dressing 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Vibrant and flavorful, this creamy green goddess dressing is packed with fresh herbs and tons of savory flavor. Enjoy on a salad, spooned over chicken or fish, or served as a dip with fries, chips or vegetables. 


  • ½ cup avocado oil mayonnaise 
  • ⅓ cup packed fresh basil 
  • ⅓ cup packed fresh parsley 
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk 
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 anchovy fillet or ½ teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 small clove garlic 
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 
  • Black pepper to taste


Combine mayonnaise, basil, parsley, buttermilk, scallions, lemon juice, anchovy, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a blender. Purée until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Season dressing with salt and black pepper to taste.


This recipe is gluten-free.

Don’t have a blender? You can also use a food processor.

Make Vegan: use vegan mayo in place of the avocado oil mayo, skip the anchovy, replace the buttermilk with unsweetened and unflavored nut milk or vegan yogurt, and add an additional tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Alternatively, you could use a small avocado in place of the mayo. 

Make Dairy-Free: use unsweetened and unflavored nut milk and an additional tablespoon of lemon juice in place of the buttermilk.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 141mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

Keywords: green goddess dressing, healthy green goddess dressing

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