How to Make Green Goddess Dip

To use up leftover herbs, whip up a batch of this creamy green goddess dip.

This green goddess salad—a mixture of cabbage, cucumbers and scallions in an herby sauce—recently gained fame thanks to TikTok. But the origins of green goddess salad dressing date back to 100 years ago, when it was first served at a San Francisco hotel. Here, we take the classic flavor of the dressing and transform it into a tangy green goddess dip.

What Makes It Green Goddess?

The hallmark components of the dressing are some sort of dairy, an acid (citrus juice or vinegar) and lots of fresh herbs. The result is a creamy, tangy and verdant dressing/dip. It’s a great recipe to master because it adds a bright freshness to anything you pair it with. And it’s perfect for using up any leftover herbs!

Green Goddess Dip Recipe

This recipe from Taste of Home contributor Isabel Minunni from Poughkeepsie, New York makes 3 cups of dip. If you don’t have all the herbs listed below, just substitute more of the ones you do have—making sure the volume of herbs stays roughly the same.

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free sour cream
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables, for serving

Directions

Step 1: Combine ingredients in a food processor

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In a food processor, combine all the dip ingredients from the olive oil through the black pepper. Puree until smooth. Refrigerate until serving. (You can make the dip in a blender as well, but you may have to add a few tablespoons of water to get it going.)

Step 2: Serve the dip

Transfer the dip to a bowl and serve with fresh vegetables. You’re all set!

Green Goddess Dip FAQs

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What can I serve with green goddess dip?

Green goddess dip is delicious with fresh cucumbers, radishes, carrots and endive spears. You can also serve it with your favorite crackers or potato chips for a perfect springtime snack. This dip can be served as a sauce as well—for example, alongside grilled meat, fish and vegetables, or atop a grain bowl.

Can I turn this dip into a salad dressing?

Yes! Just stir in a bit more lemon juice, plus a few tablespoons of water, until a pourable consistency is reached.

How do I store green goddess dip?

Store leftover green goddess dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Alexandra Shytsman
Alexandra is a recipe developer, food writer, photographer and cookbook author. She got her professional start in food at the Natural Gourmet Institute, New York City’s premier plant-based culinary school. As the founder of The New Baguette, a plant-based recipe site, her goal is to demystify vegan food and inspire others to cook healthier meals at home. At Taste of Home, Alex shares vegan recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy, such as sloppy joes made with lentils and pizza topping ideas so good you won’t miss the mozzarella. She is also the co-author of “The Complete Vegan Cookbook” and the author of “Friendsgiving.”