Creamy and bright green goddess salad dressing ready in 5 minutes. Made with pistachios and herbs, this green dressing goes well with many salads.
There are some kitchen basics that I just prefer to make at home. Some of our staples are balsamic glaze, tahini sauce, basil pesto and harissa paste. I almost always make homemade dressings since I can determine what goes into them and how they should taste. This green goddess dressing is one of our favorites that I cannot wait to share with you!
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What Is Green Goddess Dressing Made Of?
- Spinach: Fresh baby spinach works best in this recipe.
- Herbs: I used parsley and dill, but you can add cilantro or green onions as well.
- Pistachios: They add a lot of flavor to the dressing. Make sure to use unsalted (roasted or raw) pistachios.
- Yogurt: Some recipes call for mayonnaise, I find using yogurt makes this green dressing lighter.
- Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil works best in this recipe.
- Dijon mustard: Mustard adds that "oomph" to the dressing, making is super delicous!
- Garlic: Use one clove of garlic if you don't want the garlic flavor to be overpowering.
- Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice works best in this recipe.
How To Make Green Goddess Dressing
- Place the spinach, parsley and dill in a food processor.
- Add in the pistachios and yogurt.
- Add the dijon mustard, garlic, salt and lemon juice.
- Blend until all is combined and the sauce is creamy. Serve it immediately or refrigerate.
You can serve green goddess dressing with green goddess salad, orzo salad or green bean salad. I also enjoy serving it on a Mediterranean mezze platter as a dip with carrots, tomatoes, fresh pita bread or pita chips. This sauce also goes well with vegetables such as grilled asparagus, roasted vegetables or whole roasted cauliflower.
Store the dressing in a jar and refrigerate for up to a week. I don't recommend freezing it since it would lose its bright flavor and creamy texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can make this dressing up to 3 days in advance and keep it refrigerated until you're ready to use it.
You can use other nuts including walnuts, cashews and pecans.
This sauce is very versatile and you can use many herbs including mint, basil and chives.
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Green Goddess Dressing Recipe
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup parsley
- ⅓ cup dill
- ½ cup unsalted pistachios
- ½ cup yogurt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- Place the spinach, parsley and dill in the bowl of a food processor.
- Add in the pistachios, yogurt, olive oil, mustard, garlic, salt and lemon juice.
- Blend until all is combined and the dressing is creamy.
- Transfer to a jar and refrigerate for up to 5 days.