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Green Goddess Salad Dressing from Lemony Thyme

Last week’s nostalgic tour of our favorite Classic Salad Recipes inspired me to make Green Goddess Dressing.  An abundance of fresh basil (thanks to our Aero Garden) added one more layer of green goodness.

Homemade Green Goddess Dressing

Our Green Goddess Dressing gets it’s creaminess from a base of mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk.  Anchovies, fresh lemon juice and garlic deliver a captivating punch.  Adding fresh herbs give this dressing it’s bright flavor and signature color.  We chose fresh basil, parsley and scallion, while tarragon is also a classic ingredient.

Green Goddess Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

We first enjoyed this dressing on our Green Goddess Salad.  We later dipped fresh green beans and celery in it.  It’s soon to find it’s way into a chilled pasta salad.  I’m completely hooked on homemade Green Goddess Dressing.

Green Goddess Dressing

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 Tbl. anchovy paste
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh ‘soft’ herb leaves such as basil, parsley, tarragon
  • 1 scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbl. lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blend and puree. Chill before serving. Store in refrigerator for up to one week. Yield = 1 1/2 cups