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This gorgeous green goddess salad combines fresh shrimp, cucumber, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes with homemade dressing.

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Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins

Why Is It Called Green Goddess Salad?

Green goddess is a salad dressing that's traditionally made with mayonnaise, sour cream and fresh green herbs. Our take on green goddess dressing is beautifully green and creamy with avocado, which is loaded with good-for-you fats. Use your choice of fresh green herbs, such as tarragon, sorrel and/or chives. Nonfat buttermilk makes it creamy and a dash of tarragon vinegar or white-wine vinegar adds tang.

Can I Make the Dressing Ahead?

You can make the dressing up to 1 day in advance. Prepare the recipe through Step 1. Cover and refrigerate the dressing in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Puree avocado, buttermilk, herbs, vinegar and anchovy in a blender until smooth.

  • Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Top with shrimp, cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, artichoke hearts and celery. Drizzle the dressing over the salads.



Ingredient note

Shrimp are sold by the number needed to make one pound. For example, "21-25 count" means there will be 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound. Size names, such as "large" or "extra large," are not standardized, so to be sure you're getting the size you want, order by the count (or number) per pound.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 31.1g; dietary fiber 8.9g; sugars 5.1g; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 111.7mg; vitamin a iu 4599.2IU; vitamin c 24.7mg; folate 175.8mcg; calcium 135.5mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 69.7mg; potassium 793.4mg; sodium 1145.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat