Homemade Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

Do you love the avocado based Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing? You won’t believe how easy it is to make green goddess dressing at home in as little as 5 minutes! 

Best Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

This is the BEST Copycat Trader Joe’s Avocado Green Goddess Dressing recipe! It is nutrient-packed and ready in 5 minutes! A zesty homemade green goddess dressing made with avocado, lemon, onion, basil and parsley that is fantastic on everything! Leftover parsley and avocado? Add it to this green smoothie or green machine juice!

This is my copycat Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing version where I implemented the same ingredients on the label of the Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing, and tested and tweaked it until the flavor matched the store-bought version!

Why this copycat Trader Joe’s dressing works

No preservatives here! Most store-bought salad dressings, sauces and dips have added preservatives and ingredients that our bodies can definitely live without. To be quite honest, buying dressing is so much quicker when it is already made, but this dressing literally takes about 5 minutes and is made with 100% fresh ingredients and is packed full of vegetables like basil, parsley, chives, onion and garlic!

And boy is this salad dressing recipe AWESOME! It is bursting with lemony zesty flavors that add just the right punch with bold aromas of basil and parsley. This avocado green goddess dressing is so good as a salad dressing and to serve it as a dip. Try it also on grilled chicken, tacos, shrimp, quinoa salads, and even spread on a sandwich. You could even throw a splash into this easy potato salad recipe for little extra pop of flavor!


  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • Lemon (and the zest)
  • White and green onion
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Avocado (this makes the dressing slightly creamy without using sour cream, Greek yogurt or buttermilk)
  • Water
  • Olive Oil

How to make green goddess salad dressing

  1. Gather the freshest ingredients you can find. It is true, fresh is best and handfuls of basil and parsley with that PUNCH of lemon and apple cider vinegar really give the dressing vibrant colors and flavors. Remove the skins of the garlic and onion and slice the avocado in half to scoop out the ‘meat’.
  2. Then blend the ingredients in the food processor or lightly in a blender until you get the right consistency. For a thicker consistency like shown in the image (with chunks of green) blend a bit less until it looks how you like it. Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper or just salt and pepper then transfer the blended ingredients in the bowl or salad dressing container you wish to serve it in!

Storing homemade dressing

Store the salad dressing it in a glass jar in the refrigerator. The lemon and olive oil act as a natural preservative to keep the green goddess dressing vibrantly green!

Health Benefits

Here’s my nerdy part where I like to always talk about how good the foods here are for you! Since this avocado green goddess dressing is packed full of leafy greens from fresh herbs it nourishes your body is so many powerful ways!

Avocado and Olive Oil – avocado fruit is an excellent source of healthy fats and fiber to keep you full longer and provides beautiful skin.

Basil, Parsley, Chives – Dark leafy greens are full of calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants. Both are also a natural source to help relieve bloating and acts as a natural diuretic (natural water pill/helps the increased production of urine).

Onions and Garlic – Contain anti-cancer properties and garlic aids to help fight colds.

Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar – Are acidic but once in the digestive system it works to alkaline the blood which helps to balance PH levels within the body. When a body is alkaline and not acidic foreign objects (too much yeast for example) and diseases can not survive and continue to grow in an alkaline environment.

Homemade green goddess dressing has amazing health benefits and healing properties without any preservatives. So please join me in the kitchen and let’s get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much dressing does this recipe make

This makes a little over 1 cup and serves about 4 people at ¼ cup each. How many ounces in a cup? It makes 8 ounces of dressing, or 16 tablespoons (4 tablespoons per serving).

How long will this green dressing last in the refrigerator?

Lemon juice helps to preserve the dressing, but suggest consuming it within 5-7 days for the freshest flavor.

Where to serve this salad dressing

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