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This isn’t just any dressing; it’s a burst of fresh flavors that can brighten up any dish. Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing has been a favorite of mine for a good, long time.

Trader Joe's green goddess dressing in a small glass jar with salad

Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that’s brought so much flavor into my kitchen. I present to you, Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing!

So, naturally, I wanted to bring a bit of that Trader Joe’s magic into my own hands. Thus, I bring to you this easy to make, delicious dressing.

Green Goddess Dressing is like a hidden gem among salad dressings. It’s creamy, herby, and has the perfect tanginess.

The best part? You can whip it up at home with some simple ingredients. The other best part? You’ll know everything that’s in it because you made it yourself! Haha!

Whether you’re drizzling it over a taco salad, using it as a dip for raw veggies, or adding it to your favorite sandwiches, this dressing is sure to impress.

Lily absolutely loves this dressing on her carrots. Nothing else. Just her carrots. I asked her what that was so the other day and she just shrugged her shoulders and said, “dunno.” 

So, let’s dive into why this homemade Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing is a must-try (even for the little ones) and how you can make it in just a few minutes!

Some of our other favorite salad recipes we have on our site include: Chopped Lettuce Salad (The Best Simple Starter Salad), The BEST Creamy Macaroni Salad with Peas Recipe, and Marinated Cold Green Bean Salad Recipe with Tomatoes.

far away image Trader Joe's green goddess dressing in a small glass jar with spoon in it

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Fresh and Flavorful: Packed with fresh herbs, avocado, and lemon, it’s bursting with vibrant flavor. You’ll love how sweet and tangy it is all at once!
  2. Quick and Easy: Takes only 10 minutes to make with a food processor or blender. If I’m going to make a dressing, it’s got to be quick!
  3. Healthier Option: Made with natural ingredients, it’s a great alternative to store-bought dressings. Then again, just about everything homemade is!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Avocado
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh basil
  • Chives
  • White onions
  • Green onions
  • Garlic clove
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Black pepper
ingredients needed to make Trader Joe's green goddess dressing

HOW TO MAKE TRADER JOE’S GREEN GODDESS DRESSING:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. 
  2. Blend for 30 seconds or until fully emulsified. 
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

It’s a creamy, herby dressing made with a combination of avocado, herbs, and citrus.

It was first created in the early 1920s at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. So, right there you know that it’s got history, and that must be for good reason.

A recipe like this doesn’t stick around that long unless it’s darn tasty!

This dressing is super versatile! It’s perfect for salads, as a dip for veggies, over grilled chicken, or even as a sauce in tacos and fajitas.

Since it has such a wide variety of flavors, it combines well with a huge list of your favorite foods.

overhead image of Trader Joe's green goddess dressing in a glass jar

For the best flavor, it’s recommended to use fresh herbs.

They give the dressing its vibrant color and fresh taste. For me, that’s almost always the case anyway.

There are some dishes in which I’ll use dried herbs. Generally, though, if I can go fresh, I definitely will.

While adding things will definitely change the flavor of this dressing, I won’t hold you back!

  • Stir in some plain Greek yogurt for extra creaminess.
  • Add a dash of lime juice for a citrusy twist.
  • Mix in some chopped cilantro for a different flavor.
  • Sprinkle in some Everything Bagel seasoning for an extra kick.
  • Incorporate a few dashes of hot sauce for some heat.
  • Toss in a handful of spinach for added nutrition and color.
  • Add a few extra slices of ripe avocados for more creaminess.
  • Stir in some sour cream for a richer texture.
  • Sprinkle some feta cheese for a salty twist.
  • Drizzle in some honey for a touch of sweetness.

Certainly! I’ve got a good list here if you’re looking to swap some things out.

  • Use milk, almond milk, or coconut milk instead of water
  • Substitute lime juice for lemon juice for a different citrus flavor.
  • Replace olive oil with avocado oil for a milder taste.
  • Use white pepper instead of black pepper for a subtle spice.
  • Swap out apple cider vinegar with white wine vinegar for a less tangy flavor.
  • Use red onions instead of white onions for a sharper taste.
overhead image of a salad dressed with Trader Joe's green goddess dressing

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to 7-10 days.

Freezer: Not recommended to freeze as it may affect the texture and freshness.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure your avocado is ripe for the perfect creamy texture.
  • Use a high-powered blender or food processor for the smoothest consistency.
  • Adjust the amount of water to get the right consistency for your dressing.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed – add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if required.
  • Chill the dressing for an hour before serving for the best flavor.
  • Shake or stir well before each use if it’s been sitting in the fridge.
a fork holding up some salad dressed with Trader Joe's green goddess dressing

This homemade Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing is a super tasty addition to your recipe collection. It’s fresh, easy to make, and adds a burst of flavor to any dish.

Whether you’re looking to jazz up a simple salad or need a tasty dip for your snacks, this Green Goddess Dressing is perfect. If you share it with your friends and family, I guarantee they’ll be asking for the recipe.

It’s just so yummy! So, grab your fresh ingredients, blend them up, and get ready to enjoy one of the best dressings you’ve ever tasted!

If you’ve tried this TRADER JOE’S GREEN GODDESS DRESSING, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Copycat Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
This isn’t just any dressing; it’s a burst of fresh flavors that can brighten up any dish. Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing has been a favorite of mine for a good, long time.
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
    1 avocado, ¾ cup water, ⅓ cup fresh basil, ¼ cup fresh parsley, ¼ cup olive oil, 2 green onions, 1 garlic clove, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon fresh chives, 1 tablespoon finely chopped white onion, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Blend for 30 seconds or until fully emulsified.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.

Notes

  • Make sure your avocado is ripe for the perfect creamy texture.
  • Use a high-powered blender or food processor for the smoothest consistency.
  • Adjust the amount of water to get the right consistency for your dressing.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed – add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if required.
  • Chill the dressing for an hour before serving for the best flavor.
  • Shake or stir well before each use if it’s been sitting in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course Condiment
Cuisine American

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