Super delicious, this green goddess dipping sauce/dressing with yogurt is perfect for dipping vegetables in or enjoying over salads!
A few years ago my sibling-in-laws and I went to a supper club here in Milwaukee. Supper clubs are big in Wisconsin. Think Mad Men style dining – leather booths, old school charm, it’s truly like stepping back in time for a dining experience. The one we went to started the meal by serving a relish tray. It came with a green goddess dressing (something I had heard was a thing of the 60’s) and an array of vegetables for dipping. Radishes were among the vegetables, and since I hadn’t had them since I was a kid, I decided to just try one. OMG so friggin good – the tangy crunchy radish dipped in the green goddess dressing – it was one of the best combinations. I was hooked, I knew I needed more radishes and dip in my life. I’m so in love with radishes and now get them at the farmers market on the weekends, I made these slow roasted chicken tacos with radish slaw and am planning to make another batch for the week ahead!
We went back to the supper club a few weeks later and they brought out the same relish tray with green goddess dressing. Again, I was in love with it. The server mentioned that it had anchovies, lemon and fresh herbs in it.
Anchovies? Eeek, I don’t think I’ve ever liked them, but hello – Caesar salad dressing, I love the stuff! It was so delicious, so I thought I was going to try and recreate the dressing at home. I went to the store and right next the anchovies I found anchovy paste <-something I’d never ever in a million years thought I’d use. Paste seemed a lot more manageable than say, cutting up little anchovies, you know?
I came home and put the ingredients I thought were in the dip into a food processor (I use this one) and processed away, the end result was amazing! This recipe is my take on recreating the dipping sauce I had, so I’m not sure how it varies from what I actually had at the restaurant, all I can tell you is that this dipping sauce/dressing is soooo good!
Green goddess dressing was supposedly created by a chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in the early 1920s to honor the actor George Arliss and his hit play, The Green Goddess. It’s a variation of sauce verte (green sauce), a French mayonnaise-based sauce made with chopped fresh herbs.
I’ve served this green goddess dipping sauce/dressing with yogurt at girls nights, brought it over to friends’ houses, made it just to have on hand in the house – every time I serve it people want the recipe, so today I’m sharing how I make green goddess dressing with yogurt. It goes great with fresh veggies and is great for a summertime dip!
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Green Goddess Dipping Sauce/Dressing with Yogurt
- 2 tablespoons light mayo
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup fresh chives
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- Add all ingredients to a food processor, pulsate for 10 seconds or until you see the mix coming together and the herbs have been chopped.
- Check the dip for thickness liking. I like my dip a little on the drippy side so that I can use it as a salad dressing too, but if you like it thicker, add in an extra tablespoon or two of mayonnaise.
- Serve with chopped up vegetables or use as a salad dressing