Prepare to meet your new favorite way to make a salad flavorful – Green Goddess Salad Dressing! This veggie packed, freshly flavored, and vibrant dressing can make even the blandest of tossed greens exciting. Made with ripe avocados, fresh herbs, and so much more, this dressing is as delicious as it is gorgeous!

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Make your salads better. Seriously, it’s 2022 – there’s no excuse to eat bland salads anymore! You know all of those plastic prepackaged salads from the produce section? Those just aren’t cutting it anymore, because we all know we deserve so much better than those processed ingredients that fill the store bought salad dressings. Out with the bottled stuff, and in with the homemade blends of natural ingredients and real flavors!

This easy to make Trader Joe’s Copycat Green Goddess Salad Dressing is filled with all natural ingredients that compliment each other in a beautiful way. When you see this dressing all blended up, the first thing you’ll notice is the stunning green hue, hence the name “Green Goddess!”

What creates that vibrant color is the combination of avocado, fresh herbs, and green onions. There are other things in there that enhance those flavors even more, but those are the real green stars of the show.

Obviously, the most common (and arguably best) way to use your salad dressing is on a Green Goddess Salad! However, there are plenty of other ways to utilize your new favorite dressing.

Toss it in your favorite pasta salad, use it as a dip for grilled meats and veggies, smear it in a sandwich or wrap, etc. The options here are pretty limitless! Once you try this homemade dressing for yourself, you’ll see why I’m so obsessed… And why I like to use it however I can!

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How to Make It

Blend, enjoy, repeat. It’s that easy!

Blend. Place all the ingredients, except salt and pepper, in the pitcher of a blender and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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How long will Green Goddess Dressing stay fresh?

The only downside of making salad dressings at home is that they don’t stay fresh for as long as the store bought bottles. But, the upside is that they’re not loaded with preservatives to keep them fresh for an unnatural amount of time! Homemade Green Goddess Dressing will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I don’t recommend freezing it.

Does this homemade recipe taste like the Trader Joe’s salad dressing?

There are so many Green Goddess dressings out there now, it’s easy to forget that Trader Joe’s was the real trend setter! I’m a big fan of so much of their stuff, including their original version of this dressing. This homemade recipe is a copycat, so while it definitely mirrors their store bought bottle, it does taste a bit fresher. Since it’s made with all natural ingredients in your own kitchen, you can taste the similarities while enjoying the extra kick of freshness.

What does Green Goddess Salad Dressing taste like?

The consistency of this dressing is delightfully thick and creamy, thanks to the avocado base. The flavor is fresh as can be from all of the fresh green ingredients! It’s a little tangy, very herbaceous, and oh so bright. Since you’re making it at home, you can add more or less of your favorite stand out ingredients like the lemon juice and basil to alter the flavors to your liking. That’s another benefit of making your own dressings at home – you get to control exactly what goes into them!

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Get the Recipe: Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Trader Joe’s Copy Cat Green Goddess Dressing)

Creamy and fresh Green Goddess Salad Dressing is easy to make in just two minutes.
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  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • blender


  • Place all the ingredients, except salt and pepper, in the pitcher of a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Green Goddess Dressing will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store in an airtight container.
We love to use this as a tasty sandwich spread, too!
Calories: 148kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 310mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 949IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg