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Green Goddess Dressing

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Green Goddess Dressing

Follow this quick and easy step-by-step recipe to preparing a perfect green goddess dressing at home with Fine Dining Lovers' tips.


05 July, 2021
Average: 4 (5 votes)

serves for


total time

0 HR 20 MIN


Greek yoghurt
100 g (one cup)
2 tbsp
4 tbsp of mixed herbs (dill, mint, basil, coriander)
1 tbsp
Zest of half a lemon and juice of one lemon
2 tsp
1 clove
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp

Green goddess dressing is a fresh dressing suitable for vegetarians, and ideal for flavouring vegetables and salads, but it's also perfect as a sauce to accompany grilled white meat, meat and fish.

Green goddess dressing is characterised by its creaminess and aromas. It is precisely the mix of aromatic herbs with which it is prepared that makes it so fresh and perfect for numerous recipes.

Here's how to prepare this vibrant and versatile summer dressing in a few simple steps.

Step 01

Green goddess dressing_Step one

Wash the aromatic herbs thoroughly and then pat dry with kitchen paper.

Step 02

Green Goddess Dressing_step two

Squeeze the lemon for the juice, and zest with a microplane. Use only the yellow part of the zest without going too deep, because the white part will make the dressing bitter.

Step 03

Green goddess dressing_Step three

Combine the yoghurt, garlic, salt and pepper in the glass of a mixer.

Step 04

Green goddess dressing_step four

Add all the other ingredients, the capers, the mixed herbs and blend intermittently, slowly pouring in the oil.

Step 05

Green goddess dressing_Step five

When you have obtained a thick and creamy sauce, add salt and let the dressing rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Origins, tips and variants

It seems that green goddess dressing was first prepared in San Francisco around the 1920s. From that moment on, the Americans could no longer do without it.

To preserve the green colour of this dressing, place the blender glass in the freezer for 10 minutes before using. The cold container will counteract the heat of the blades complicit in the oxidation of fresh aromatic herbs.

For the green goddess dressing, use an untreated lemon and wash the skin thoroughly before grating. To prepare this sauce you can use all your favourite aromatic herbs, the aromatic taste is undoubtedly the strong point of this recipe. You can also use a piece of ginger to give it a pleasant pungent note.

Green Goddess Vegan Dressing 

To make the vegan version of this dressing, replace the Greek yogurt with the same weight of avocado pulp or with a soy yogurt.



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Born in Milan on a hot summer’s night in July 1983, Claudia Concas developed a keen interest in good food from childhood: the kitchen has always been her fav

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