Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing | ChopChop


This flavorful dressing is delicious on a salad or in a sandwich, or you can put some in a bowl and dip raw vegetables into it. It’s traditionally made with mayonnaise, but avocado adds all the creamy richness—plus loads of flavor and a gorgeous green color! 

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 cup

Kitchen Gear: 

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Blender or food processer (adult needed)
Lidded container


ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
garlic clove
scallions, roots trimmed off, green and white parts chopped
2 tablespoons
white wine vinegar or lemon juice
1⁄4 cup
Greek yogurt
1⁄4 cup
fresh parsley or basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon
chopped fresh tarragon leaves
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄4 cup
olive oil


  1. Put the avocado, garlic, scallions, vinegar or lemon juice, and yogurt in the blender or food processor fitted with the steel blade. Put the top on and process until smooth.
  2. Add the parsley or basil, and tarragon and process until smooth.
  3. Add the olive oil and salt, and process until completely blended. Taste the dressing on a piece of lettuce. Does it need more vinegar? A pinch of salt? If so, add it, then blend again.
  4. Use right away or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. 


Or else

No fresh tarragon? Try substituting the leaves from inside a bunch of celery. It won’t taste the same, but it will be delicious.