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.
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
Chopped fresh chives
Chopped chervil or flat-leaf parsley
Chopped fresh tarragon
Anchovy fillets packed in oil (drained, chopped)
Minced garlic cloves
freshly ground black pepper
Green Goddess Dressing
- ½ cup Greek yogurt plain
- ¼ cup Duke’s mayo
- ⅓ 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.