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Salad | August 18, 2020

Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing? It is one of my favorite items at TJ’s. It’s easy to make, versatile and filled with healthy ingredients. We love it on salads or paired with vegetables as a light and creamy dip!

Trader Joe's Green Goddess Salad Dressing Recipe

What is Green Goddess Dressing?

Green Goddess Dressing, named for it’s green color, became popular in California in the early 1920s in San Fransisco. Green Goddess dressing is traditionally made with anchovies, but anchovies aren’t listed as an ingredient on the Trader Joe’s label. This dressing is sure to steal the show at your family meal and is delicious as both a topping or a dip!

Trader Joe's Green Goddess Salad Dressing Copycat

Don’t live by Trader Joe’s? Make it at home!

Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Salad Dressing celebrates all things GREEN! When shopping at Trader Joe’s it is found in the refrigerator section in a tall thin bottle near the fresh refrigerated vegetables. If you don’t live near TJ’s, or just prefer homemade, this recipe for Trader Joe’s Green Goddess copycat dressing is a great alternative.

Trader Joe's Green Goddess Salad Dressing

I like this copycat dressing on salads, tacos and even on a baked potato mixed with sour cream or cottage cheese. There are so many uses for this versatile, fresh salad dressing! It’s super flavorful and so good with almost any type of veggies.

Ingredients for Green Goddess Salad Dressing

The best dressing for summer salads

I’m a big fan of summer salads. This Green Goddess Dressing is a must-have for all types of summer salads. It tends to turn out a little thick, so if you’re using it on a salad instead of as a dip, you can thin it out with a little water. 

Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Perfect for friends

If you are making dinner for a friend who is eating healthy, mix the dressing in a jar, and cut up veggies to go with the dressing/dip. This recipe is also the perfect choice for a wedding or baby shower. Fresh, fast and so good. I also love this 5 minutes cottage cheese and dill dip served with veggies!

Fresh Green Goddess Dressing

Hope you love this copycat dressing and try it on your next summer salad!

Trader Joes Green Goddess Salad Dressing
4.5 from 2 votes

Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat recipe, salad dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1/2 cup water plus more to thin if needed
  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled no brown spots
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup green onion or about 3-4 stalks
  • 2 tablespoons white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • sea salt to taste I used about 1/2 teaspoon
  • pepper to taste


  1. Place water, avocado, vinegar, green and white onions, lemon juice, chives, parsley, basil leaves and garlic in a blender or a wide mouth jar if using an immersion blender.

  2. Blend just until smooth.

  3. Add olive oil and blend again just until incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before using.

  5. Keeps in refrigerator for 3 days.

Recipe Notes

  • If the dressing is too thick, add a little cold water and mix.
  • Do not blend for a long period of time, whipping air into the dressing will make it thicker! 

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  1. 4 stars
    This dressing is so good and taste very similar to the Trader Joe’s version! I was also able to use fresh herbs from my garden to make it.
    I was wondering if it would freeze well?

    1. Hi Lauren,
      Yes, you can freeze this dressing – just remember to leave space at the top of the container for the dressing to expand as it freezes. Thank you for reading ABK!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this once and now it is my third time! It is the perfect balance of fresh herbs and creamy avocado. Follow this recipe exactly! First time I made it, I added 2 cloves of garlic thinking it wouldn’t be enough as written. WRONG! Way too much bite from raw garlic. This dressing works so well as a dip as well for raw or cooked veggies. I have mixed in Greek yogurt also to add some protein into my snacks. 10/10

    1. Ashley, I appreciate the feedback and am so glad you enjoy this recipe! It sounds so good to add greek yogurt to it as a dip- Good idea! Thanks for reading ABK!

  3. Hello! I LOVE the TJ’s version so I am so excited to try this, thank you!!
    Any idea how much dried herbs to use in lieu of fresh?