Green Goddess Dressing

April 11, 2017

Green Goddess Dressing is a beautiful minty-colored green blast from the past made with plain Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Duke’s mayo, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. It’s perfect for your Springtime freshly made salads.

It has been said in the past that Green Goddess Dressing’s origin points to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923; when the hotel’s Executive Chef Philip Roemer wanted something to pay tribute to actor George Arliss and his hit play, The Green Goddess. He then concocted this dressing, which, like the play, became a hit.



Green Goddess Dressing

I have to admit, I am an avid collector of anything vintage, including recipes. This Green Goddess Dressing is right up my alley and a delicious blast from the past on a beautiful crisp and excellent salad. I adore the natural minty-tinted color and the flavor of this dressing. So this was a definite must-make for me today.


Have you ever had authentic Green Goddess Salad Dressing?



I bet a few of you are wondering a few things…

What is Chervil? : Chervil, aka French parsley, is a delicate annual herb related to parsley. It is commonly used to season mild-flavored dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture of fine herbs.

Anchovies?!?! I know they freak some people out. However, I promise if you don’t mind Caesar Salad dressing or most steak sauces, you will be just fine as they both contain this un-loved ingredient.


Versions of Green Goddess Dressing…

  • In the early 1970s, salad dressing maker Seven Seas produced a  version of the dressing. It is still made in limited quantities, although the company has since been purchased by another company.
  • Trader Joe’s makes a version called Goddess Dressing, made with tahini and beige in color rather than green.
  • Annie’s Homegrown, a maker of natural salad dressings and sauces, makes two similar versions: an ovo-lacto-vegetarian variant called Organic Green Goddess Dressing and a vegan version similar to the original called Goddess Dressing.
  • Drew’s makes an all-natural dressing called Lemon Goddess, with tahini, soy sauce, lemon, garlic, and chives.



Green Goddess Dressing ingredients list

  • Greek yogurt
  • Duke’s mayo
  • Buttermilk
  • Chopped fresh chives
  • Chopped chervil or flat-leaf parsley 
  • Chopped fresh tarragon
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon Juice
  • Anchovy fillets packed in oil (drained, chopped)
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper





Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is a beautiful minty colored green blast from the past made with plain Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Duke’s mayo, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. 
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Condiment, Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 10 People
Calories 58 kcal


  • ½ cup Greek yogurt plain
  • ¼ cup Duke’s mayo
  • cup Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Chives Chopped
  • ¼ cup chervil or flat-leaf parsley Coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Tarragon Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Anchovy fillets packed in oil (drained, chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Black pepper to own taste


  • In a blender, blend Greek yogurt, Dukes Mayo, buttermilk, fresh chives, chopped chervil or flat-leaf parsley, chopped tarragon, lemon zest, lemon juice, anchovy fillets, minced garlic cloves, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper.
  • Place in the container with a tight-fitting lid, refrigerate the dressing for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Refrigerate when not in use, will store up to 6 days.


Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.


Serving: 01Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 97mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 152IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Green Goddess, Salad Dressing
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  • Reply
    April 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    So classic and beautiful! I am definitely adding your dressing to my collection!

    • Reply
      July 23, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Thank you, Linda, classic recipes are awesome to remake!

  • Reply
    April 8, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I actually like anchovies and I do use them in cooking sometimes even though my family doesn’t care for them. They have never once noticed, and anchovies can add such great flavor! Thanks for sharing this “blast from the past” with us at #FoodieFriDIY…sending some foodie love your way!

    • Reply
      July 23, 2019 at 10:46 am

      My husband hates them too, but he loves this dressing, as well as Caesar Dressing, and A1 steak sauce—hilariously ALL have anchovies!

  • Reply
    Angela McKinney
    April 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Sound yummy even with anchovies in it lol. Thanks for sharing this awesome vintage recipe.

    • Reply
      July 23, 2019 at 10:47 am

      Thank you, Angela, the good news is you can’t even taste them lol!

  • Reply
    April 3, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Love the look of this dressing. I will make this one for sure. Thanks Heidy!

    • Reply
      July 23, 2019 at 10:47 am

      Thank you, Diane, glad you enjoyed the post

  • Reply
    Myfamilymealtime (@FMealtime)
    April 3, 2015 at 9:04 am

    What a beautiful dressing and so much healthier than the bottled stuff!!

    • Reply
      July 23, 2019 at 10:48 am

      I totally agree with you there! Much Much better!

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    Culinary Flavors
    April 3, 2015 at 3:57 am

    I love dressings that contain yogurt. It gives them a very light texture!

    • Reply
      July 23, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Thank you, so glad you like the Green Goddess recipe.

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    April 2, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Lots of yummy goodness in your Green Goddess Dressing. On my “to do” list. Love the color too.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      I love the fact the natural colors come out vs food coloring, let me know how you like it 🙂

  • Reply
    Erica (@Erica's Recipes)e
    April 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I agree completely about anchovies in dressings. They add umami, depth, and awesomeness – not fishiness. Totally love this recipe Heidyyy!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 2, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you Miss Erica, it saves well for about a week…if it lasts that long 🙂

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    Sarah's Attic of Treasures
    March 31, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I make this all the time. Both Danny and I love it.

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