Green Yogurt Dressing

Makes 2 cups | This is a rich and delicious dressing that is very versatile!

green goddess salad dressing in a jar

This flavourful dressing works on salads, rice bowls, and on roasted veg and meats. You can substitute a plant-based yogurt, or even tahini and water instead of the dairy. Vegans and vegetarians can just leave out the anchovies, and maybe go a little harder on the capers and nutritional yeast. Coriander, with its stems can easily replace the basil, and the parsley is a pretty key flavour, though whatever fresh tender herbs you have will taste great!


½ cup yogurt

¼ cup mayonnaise

3 anchovies

2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

Juice of 1 lemon

6 sprigs parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped

2 sprigs basil, about 12 leaves, stems removed

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, anchovies (if using), smashed garlic, lemon juice, parsley, and basil in a blender, season with salt and pepper, and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Pour into a jar and set aside.


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