Goodbye Ranch, hello Green Goddess Dressing. This dressing was named after the play of the same name back in the early 1900s, however, it’s been around much longer. It was supposedly developed in France by a chef to Louis XIII, who served it with eel.
This Green Goddess Dressing is a play on the original and uses common ingredients and garden herbs most of us have hanging around. It requires a bundle of fresh herbs, but it’s the most fragrant and tantalizing creamy dressing you’ll find.
You may have seen Green Goddess Dressing on supermarket shelves, both in oil and dairy form, but none of them compare to making it fresh, especially if you happen to be growing parsley, basil, and chives in your garden. In mine, they’re abundant, so I make this dressing often.
A traditional Green Goddess Dressing calls for tarragon for its signature anise flavor, however, I find it a bit too pungent and tarragon isn’t something I grow in my garden. Instead, I’m using extra basil which still has strong anise notes and is the best replacement for tarragon. Additionally, a traditional recipe would call for anchovies or anchovy paste, but again, not a fan. So instead I’m using tamari, a gluten-free soy sauce substitute that adds the umami that would be missing without it.
I can’t wait for you to try this one!Print
Green Goddess Dressing
Herb gardeners rejoice for this creamy Green Goddess Dressing that uses heaps of fresh parsley, basil, and chives.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4
- Category: Salads & Dressings
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Zest from 1 lemon and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- 3/4 cup fresh basil
- 1/4 cup fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon tamari/soy sauce/Worcestershire sauce
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust to your taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Blend on high for 30 seconds to a minute and serve right away. If you refrigerate, let sit out for an hour to loosen up. Serve over a spring lettuce mix or Bibb lettuce.
- Use within 3 days.
Parsley is a must-have herb for any kitchen—and every cook should have fresh parsley available to chop at all times. With our How to Grow Parsley Gardening Guide, you’ll have everything you need to know about growing and enjoying this essential herb.
When you try this Green Goddess Dressing recipe, let me know what you think!