Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

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Green Goddess Dressing

Reportedly created in the 1920s by chef Phillip Roemer and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, green goddess dressing features fresh herbs and amazing variations. This version uses simple pantry ingredients you likely already have on hand. With its vibrant taste and versatility, it will quickly become one of your favorites!

Prep: 5 Min. Cook: 0 Min. Total: 5 Min. Servings: 12


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro (or fresh basil)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Put all ingredients for Green Goddess Dressing into a high-speed blender. Blend until very smooth.
  2. Taste, and adjust as needed. If the dressing is too thick you can always add more water.
  3. Once made, dressing can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. The dressing will thicken when chilled. It can be thinned by either warming the dressing or by adding a small amount of water.


    • If you don’t want to use tahini or if you need to avoid sesame seeds, you can use almond butter or cashew butter. This gives it a similar creaminess and texture. If you prefer an even creamier dressing, feel free to add avocado instead.
    • This recipe can be modified to be oil-free. Simply leave out the oil and add more water to help thin out the dressing. If you are avoiding oil altogether, be sure to use a version of tahini without any added oil.
    • The dressing will still turn out well if you do not have all of these herbs in your kitchen. Feel free to substitute.


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