This Green Goddess Dressing Will Make You Want to Eat Salad for Every Meal

This bright and tangy green goddess dressing is made from creamy avocado, tangy buttermilk and fresh herbs. Anchovy paste adds savory flavor. This dressing is delicious tossed with sturdy greens or served with fresh or grilled vegetables for dipping.

a recipe photo of the Green Goddess Dressing served with vegetables
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ½ ripe avocado

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Combine avocado, buttermilk, yogurt, chives, tarragon, garlic, lemon juice, anchovy paste, salt and pepper in a blender. Puree until smooth.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

23 Calories
1g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 23
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 52IU 1%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 75mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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