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Lighter Green Goddess Dressing

Lighter Green Goddess Dressing

This makes a thick, creamy dressing that is delicious for a vegetable dip or to dress a salad. If you like a thinner dressing, you can drizzle a little olive oil and vinegar onto your salad along with the Green Goddess. You can bump up the healthy fats in this by adding 1/2 medium ripe avocado and cutting the mayo down to 1/4 cup.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword lighter green goddess dressing
Author Katie Morford


  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions , white and green parts (3 to 4 scallions)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 medium clove chopped garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste or 1 small anchovy (optional)


  1. Put the mayonnaise, sour cream, scallions, basil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper into a blender or food processor and whirl just until silky smooth.
  2. Store in the fridge for up to four days. Makes about 1 1/4 cups dressing.