You will want to eat more salads with this buttermilk green goddess dressing! It combines some of the basic ingredients into the most flavor-packed dressing. 

buttermilk green goddess dressing

Happy first day of March you guys! Even though it’s still quite chilly here in MD but March is kind of the beginning of spring. And who doesn’t like spring?

Something about spring and everything coming back to life that I love so much. So to lighten things up a bit I have the salad dressing of all salad dressings for you today. If you never made your own salad dressing. This is it! Start here.

best green goddess dressing

Goddess Dressing

Green goddess dressing is the best thing I’ve ever had and I know you will love it too. I thought there could never be anything tastier than Buttermilk Ranch Dressing or Greek Vinaigrette until I tried Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing. 

This is the only salad dressing I want to eat. Every single day.

ingredients for goddess dressing

What Does it Taste Like?

It’s creamy, herby, zesty, fresh, and tangy. All of that. Plus some. I found myself dipping lettuce leaves in the dressing one afternoon and being completely satisfied. If that tells you anything.

The ingredient list consists of buttermilk, mayo, chives, parsley, tarragon, lemon juice, anchovies, and garlic. It’s basically a mayo-based dressing that’s flavored with garlic and herbs.

If you’re like me who dislikes tarragon big time or anything close to licorice taste (even though tarragon aroma has been compared to anise but to me it resembles licorice)  ….don’t run just yet.

Tarragon flavor in this dressing is very subtle. It comes in gently more as an aftertaste. And it’s very delicious!

green goddess dressing in a food processor

How to Make Green Goddess Dressing 

All you need is a food-processor and 5 minutes of your time. Add all ingredients into a bowl of a food-processor and pulse until blended. It’s that easy.

You can enjoy it right away or cover and refrigerate it for up to 2-3 days. As the dressing sits it will slightly thicken and the flavor will intensify a bit.

salad with goddess dressing

Sometimes it’s so hard to capture or describe a salad dressing but honestly guys this stuff is SO good! I don’t know what else to say. If you decide to make any dressing from scratch make this one and after you do, let me know how you like it.

close up of salad with green goddess salad dressing

How to Use Goddess Dressing

Love creamy dressings? Try our Mango Dressing, Poppyseed Dressing, or Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing.

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BEST salad dressing ever! You will never go back to anything else. It's so addictive. | @littlebroken

Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


You will want to eat more salads with this buttermilk green goddess dressing! It combines some of the basic ingredients into a flavor packed dressing. Made in a food processor in about 5 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 anchovy fillets in oil, drained + chopped or 1 tsp. anchovy paste
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl of a food processor, combine the ingredients and pulse until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2-3 days. Makes 1 cup.


  • Substitute 1/4 cup milk for the buttermilk.
Recipe adapted from


  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 365.2 mg
  • Fat: 11.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.9 mg