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Green Goddess Dip Recipe with Greek Yogurt & Avocado

This green goddess dip is the perfect addition to any vegetable tray! Combine fresh herbs, avocado, and Greek yogurt to make this creamy dip.

Liven up your traditional crudités platter and serve it with a rich, creamy Green Goddess Dip instead of Ranch dipping sauce. This creamy avocado dip is a fun spin on Green Goddess dressing. It’s more hearty for dipping vegetables but still tastes light and fresh.

A white bowl of Green Goddess Dip on a wooden serving tray surrounded by bell peppers, radishes, and avocado.

This Green Goddess dip recipe combines avocado, Greek yogurt, and delicious fresh herbs with garlic, lemon, and vinegar. The result is a flavorful dip to add to any snack table at a party or gathering.

What is Green Goddess Dip?

Green Goddess Dip is a vegetable dip inspired by Green goddess salad dressing. Green Goddess dressing typically contains mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, chives, anchovy, tarragon, and lemon. The tarragon, parsley, and chives give the dressing its green tint. It was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in the 1920s. The creamy salad dressing has seen several resurgences of popularity since then. Green goddess dressing is a very popular item at Trader Joe’s and on social media.

This Green Goddess Dip expands upon the original dressing recipe. It substitutes Greek yogurt for mayonnaise and sour cream and includes avocado, garlic, and cilantro. The avocado gives the dressing a creamier and thicker texture which is better for dipping fresh veggies.

A white bowl of Green Goddess Dip garnished with fresh parsley and cilantro.

Ingredients for Green Goddess Dip

  • Avocado – This gives the dip its thicker consistency and adds to the vibrant green color.
  • Greek Yogurt – This yogurt is tangy and thicker than regular yogurt. It’s a great substitute for the mayo and sour cream in the original recipe for Green Goddess dressing. If you want to add a few more grams of protein to this dip substitute half of the yogurt for cottage cheese.
  • Fresh Parsley – This herb has a mild pepper taste and adds color to the dip.
  • Fresh Cilantro – The combination of avocado and cilantro is delicious. The lemon, pepper, and unique taste of cilantro are perfect for this dip. If you don’t like cilantro, you can substitute it with fresh dill or fresh basil.
  • Green Onions – Use green onions or chives for a slightly onion flavor without overpowering the dip.
  • Garlic – Freshly chopped garlic cloves or minced garlic from a jar are ideal for this recipe.
  • Rice Vinegar – Add a splash of acidity to the dip with a bit of rice vinegar. This vinegar is more subtle than distilled or balsamic vinegar.
  • Lemon Juice – Use lemon juice for a burst of fresh flavor and a bit of additional acidity.
  • Olive Oil – Help this Greek Goddess Dip achieve the best texture with a bit of olive oil.
  • Salt – Add a pinch of kosher salt to balance the flavors of the dip.
  • Pepper – Freshly ground black pepper adds a little kick of heat to this great recipe.
A white bowl of Green Goddess Dip being held in two hands.

Kitchen Gadgets to Make This Recipe Easier

  • High-Speed Blender or Food Processor – A smaller blender of some sort is necessary for blending this dip into the perfect creamy texture.
  • Citrus Juicer – Use this to squeeze the juice from a lemon.
  • Herb Scissors – This is one of the best ways to chop fresh herbs for any dish.

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How to Make Green Goddess Dip

Green Goddess Dip is a simple appetizer to serve with fresh vegetables and tortilla chips. 

Step One – Cut and remove the pit of one ripe avocado. Slice the avocado into small chunks and add it to the bowl of a food processor.

Step Two – Next, add the chopped green onion, garlic, and fresh herbs to the food processor. Use herb scissors for the green onion and herbs to make the process easier. If you don’t have herb scissors, then use a knife.

Step Three – Then, add freshly squeezed lemon juice. One-half of a regular-sized lemon yields a little more than a tablespoon of juice. Cut the lemon in half and place one half into a citrus juicer, or citrus press. Firmly squeeze until all of the liquid leaves the lemon.

Step Four – Finally, add the Greek yogurt, a splash of vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil to the blender. Then blend!

Step Five – Blend the dip until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. Like a thick smoothie. If the dip isn’t reaching the desired consistency, add a bit more olive oil. 

Step Six – When the creamy dip reaches its desired consistency, pour it into a small serving bowl.

Garnish the dip with additional fresh herbs, or feta cheese, and serve with dippers.

What to Serve with Green Goddess Dip

Serve Green Goddess Dip with fresh veggie sticks like:

  • Celery
  • Carrot sticks
  • Red peppers
  • Snap peas
  • Radishes
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli
  • Tortilla chips
  • Potato chips
  • Pita chips
A white bowl of Green Goddess Dip on a wooden serving tray surrounded by bell peppers, radishes, and avocado.

How to Store This Dip

Store this great dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Do not freeze and thaw Green Goddess Dip.

After five days the avocado will taste less fresh and may begin to brown, despite the other ingredients. Also, it is best to consume yogurt within a week of opening. Be sure to check the expiration date on the Greek yogurt before preparing this dip as well.

If you love an easy Green Goddess dressing, then you’ll love this Green Goddess Dip! It is creamy and full of the vibrant flavor of fresh herbs. It’s a great addition to a charcuterie board or veggie tray, especially for an outdoor party on a warm day.

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Green Goddess Dip

This green goddess dip is the perfect addition to any vegetable tray! Combine fresh herbs, avocado, and Greek yogurt to make this creamy dip.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Dips
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • herb scissors
  • citrus juicer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/8 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Cut and remove the pit of one ripe avocado. Slice the avocado into small chunks and add to a blender.
  • Add about 1/8 cup chopped green onion, parsley, and cilantro.
  • Add 1 tsp of minced garlic and 1 tsp rice vinegar.
  • Add 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • Serve in a small bowl with veggies for dipping!
Keyword vegetable dip

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