For the love of herbs! They make absolutely everything taste better, including salad dressing. Can you even imagine a balsamic vinaigrette without those earthy undertones of oregano and thyme? Honey-mustard dressing without the citrusy notes of dill?
Now imagine the flavor explosion of a dressing that combines copious amounts of peppery cilantro and parsley with hints of cool mint, tarragon and dill. The key, of course, is using FRESH herbs. They are truly the star in this creamy yet tangy dressing, and the resulting flavor profile is absolutely magnificent! Many Green Goddess dressing recipes use mayonnaise as their creamy base. However, I much prefer the tangy flavors of full-fat Greek yogurt. I also add the olive oil sparingly — just enough to thin the dressing to a desired consistency. But if you prefer a thinner dressing, feel free to whisk in an extra tablespoon.
You’ll also need a hardy blender or food processor for this recipe, as the time it would take to mince all these herbs by hand could quickly send a person to the wine rack to soothe their nerves 😉
Spring and summer produce like snap peas, asparagus, green beans, zucchini – even baby potatoes – is perfectly suited for this bold dressing. I’ve even mixed it with Caesar dressing and tossed it into a savory salad like this Avocado-Chicken Caesar Salad.
Please give this bright, brilliantly flavored Green Goddess Dressing a try and share your comments with me. Then post your delicious pics and tag me on Instagram (@coachedbyjan).
Green Goddess Dressing
- Food Processor (or)
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt 5% milk fat (or full fat)
- 1/2 cup Fresh Parsley
- 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
- 1/4 cup Mint Leaves
- 1/4 cup Fresh Dill
- 2 tbsp Fresh Tarragon Substitute 2 tsp dried
- 3/4 tsp Lemon Zest
- 2 tbsp Champagne Vinegar Plus more for flavor
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and purée until fully blended and herbs are finely chopped. Taste for flavor and texture, and whisk in more vinegar or olive oil, if desired.