There’s nothing quite like a fresh, creamy, homemade salad dressing. One of my favorites is green goddess dressing.
I was first introduced to this dressing from Annie’s bottled salad dressing. It’s similar to ranch dressing, but it’s got a brightness and flavor from the fresh herbs like tarragon, chives and dill.
I always have a hard time finishing bottled salad dressing because my taste preferences change. I love having a variety of dressings with the same basic green salad. So I tend to make my own dressings like this miso ginger dressing, lemon vinaigrette, or miso caesar dressing. And of course, this green goddess dressing.
I make mine with plain yogurt. You can make it with regular yogurt or greek yogurt, depending on what you have on hand. The greek yogurt makes it extra thick and creamy while the regular yogurt keeps the dressing thinner for lighter green salads. This dressing is perfect for green goddess pasta salad or any other fresh summer salad.
Green Goddess Dressing
A delicious, creamy green goddess dressing made with plain yogurt and fresh herbs. Perfect with pasta salad or green salad!
In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, minced garlic, garlic powder, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil until well combined. Then whisk in green onion, tarragon, chives, dill and parsley. Set aside to use with salad.
You must use plain yogurt. Anything flavored, or sweetened with honey will totally throw off the flavor of the dressing. If you prefer, you can use nonfat or low fat yogurt. I just prefer my full fat dairy, nothing like the flavor of 4% fat! Additionally, I like to use all fresh herbs in the green goddess dressing. However, if these are not available, dried herbs would work in this dressing for the pasta salad. Start with 1 teaspoon of dried tarragon, chives, dill, and parsley. Then adjust to taste. The dressing can also be made ahead of time, which allows the flavor to really develop and stand out, especially with the dried herbs.
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