Green Goddess Dressing

With 6 ingredients total, my Green Goddess Dressing is a cinch to throw together. Like all my recipes, it’s super easy! Simply place everything in a blender, pureé until smooth and you have the perfect keto salad dressing.

Easy Low-Carb Keto Salad Dressing

All you need to make this healthy low-carb salad dressing recipe is avocado, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, herbs de Provence, salt, and water. My boys adore it and I love that it’s an optimal recipe for the Ketogenic Diet. If you’ve gone low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) you’ll definitely want to take a look at my Keto Diet Recipes page for inspiration.

High-Fat Salad Dressing Made with Avocado

We eat Green Goddess Dressing over salads and use it as a dip too. When served with chopped vegetables like cucumber, celery, and radishes it’s a healthy low-carb snack for a summer barbecue or in the winter, a lazy football Sunday. We also eat this keto salad dressing over freshly picked greens from our garden.

Avocados the Perfect Keto Superfood

I love avocados because they taste incredible and are full of healthy fat. In fact, avocados are one of the richest foods on the planet with more than 70% of their calories coming from fat. Loaded with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and folate avocados are not only delicious, they’re a fantastically healthy food. They also contain lecithin, a phospholipid that is very important for LCHF diets because it helps with the breakdown and absorption of fat.

Serving and Storing Green Goddess Dressing

If you want to thin out this dressing, just add a tablespoon of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Thick or thin, it’s incredibly healthy and delicious! I store this dressing in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Because avocados are best fresh, I don’t keep it for longer than this.

Green Goddess Dressing

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Servings 4



  • Place all ingredients in a vitamix
  • Process on high speed until smooth
  • Pour over salad greens
  • Refrigerate remaining dressing in a glass jar for up to 3 days
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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How Do You Pick a Ripe Avocado

My method for determining if an avocado is ripe is to gently press the skin and feel how soft the flesh is. The softer the avocado is the riper it is. Hard avocados are not yet ripe and best left out on the counter to ripen.

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published it in 2008.

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63 responses to “Green Goddess Dressing”

  1. Thanks for all the recipes and ideas! I’m fairly new to gluten-free/casein-free living, but I love cooking so was happy to find your website. I jazzed up the dressing a little bit by adding one clove of garlic that I grated before adding to the blender. Yum, yum.

  2. I’ve only recently fallen in love with avocadoes: I make guac at least once a week now.
    I made this dressing last weekend and it was yummy. Definitely a nice change from the vinagrettes I’ve been making. I’m looking to “jazz” it up a bit next time, maybe with more lemon juice or some fresh herbs.

  3. I think this sounds just fantastic. I've been buying more avocados since I discovered they stay good much longer in the refrigerator, but I still get one that's slightly too soft occasionally. This seems like a perfect way to use the slightly-soft ones.

    • April, my method for determining avocado ripeness is simply pressing on the skin and feeling how soft the flesh underneath it is. Softer = Riper. The hard ones are not yet ripe and best left out on the counter to ripen :-)

  4. I found your site through The Nourishing Gourmet blog last week and promptly prepared your green goddess dressing, as I happened to have a ripe avocado on hand. It was really yummy over veggie-laden taco salads–cool, mild, and refreshing. Thanks! (Love your blog, by the way. I’ll definitely be back again and again.)

  5. Elana, you ARE the Green Goddess. Thanks for this recipe – since there’s a ripe avo sitting at home this minute, GGD will crown our Berkeley garden lettuce salad tonight! We’ll be thinking of you.

  6. I just discovered your blog, and I am so glad I did! Your recipes are positively lovely, and your photos are an inspiration… I can’t wait to try the green goddess dressing!

  7. What a beautiful photo..

    I can relate to “eating the photo object through out taking the photo”… sometimes it is so irresistible..

    Will try the dressing as soon the avocado is back on season!

    Thanks foe the recipe.

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