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Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Herb garden growing out of control? This easy and quick homemade dressing is a great way to use up leftover herbs! Avocado green goddess dressing tastes just like the classic recipe but with a few lightened up swaps for a healthy, creamy, and flavor packed dressing easily whipped up in the food processor in just minutes.
Course Dressing
Cuisine Greek
Keyword avocado green goddess dressing, green goddess dressing, green goddess sauce, light green goddess dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1.25 cups
Calories 391kcal


  • food processor


  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup mixed herbs - parsley, cilantro, tarragon, dill see notes for substitutions
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire optional, about 2 splashes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ cup water


  • In the food processor, pulse the herbs until finely chopped. Repeat with the garlic and chives.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and run the food processor on high until combined and smooth, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  • With the food processor running, slowly pour in the water until desired thickness is achieved. Use less water for a thick and creamy, dippable dressing or more water for a pourable style of dressing.


  • Use as much or as little water depending on how thick you want the dressing.
  • My go to herbs for this dressing are parsley, cilantro, tarragon, and dill - but you can use what you have on hand.  Mint is a great option if you don't have one of those four or just have a lot of mint on hand.  You can also add in any leafy greens you have leftover too!
  • To make this without a food processor, take extra time to chop the herbs, garlic, and chives super fine before mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
  • To freeze, transfer the leftovers to a freezer bag, press any air out of the bag and freeze.  Alternatively, pour any remaining dressing into an ice cube tray, freeze, then pop out and place in a freezer bag.  Thaw at room temperature and whisk or run through the food processor to remix the ingredients.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1058mg | Potassium: 1114mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4569IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 4mg