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Green Goddess Dip

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Creamy ripe avocado, fresh herbs and tangy lemon creates on the prettiest and most delightfully flavorful dip blends ever. Delicious and easy are just a few of the amazing qualities this Green Goddess Dip has. 

Packed with fresh from the garden herbs, this dip is a great way to use up any left overs that might be sitting in the vegetable drawer and grab that avocado before it spoils (again). 

Herby, green and fully dependent on the ripest of ingredients, our version of the Green Goddess Dip doesn’t use mayo or Greek Yogurt but instead the thick base and full fat of cottage cheese. 

green goddess dip in a bowl with peppers

Just a few weeks ago I was in New Orleans, enjoying some of the cities finest food and tried an amazing Greek Goddess Dressing. I know its sorta an unusual cuisine for New Orleans, a city full of luxuriously rich Southern tradition, but by day 4 we were so stuffed we needed a salad. 

We headed to a little alley way for a vegan joint called quite literally, Green Goddess Restaurant. Not only was it our most cost effective meal that trip but it was just plain good. 

After I got home, I kept craving the green goddess dressing and then social media, as it always does, kept showing me random recipes for Green Goddess Dip and I knew the Universe was calling me to remake this herby delight. 

Incredibly pretty, Green Goddess Dip (or dressing) really brings some stunning flavor to raw vegetables. And the little bit of jalapeno and garlic makes, not breaks, this dip. While there will always be tons of variations, after all sour cream, Greek yogurt and mayo are often dip substitutions, our easy green goddess dip is the perfect herb dip for all your appetizer and snack needs. 

What is Green Goddess Dip Made of? 

Unlike Green Goddess dressing that needs a creamier base, we used cottage cheese in this dip. Paired with raw vegetables, this creamy green dip is one of those low carb wonders that can help you remain guilt free (as long as you keep your hands out of the tortilla and corn chips). If you are detoxing, coming down from carb loaded bread and really do not want to give up flavor, THIS, THIS IS THE DIP FOR YOU. 

Completely delicious, fresh herbs matter in Green Goddess Dip. There really is no dried seasoning or dried herb substitution here. Its fresh or nothing.

Gathering the most high quality ingredients and ripe avocados also make a difference. And because this dip is just about 10 minutes to make and enjoy, never skip on less than amazing fresh ingredients. 

Salt and Pepper – No dip alive is complete without salt and pepper. 

Garlic – Just like Green Goddess Dressing, this dip comes alive with Garlic Cloves

Fresh Herbs – Again, please do not substitute fresh cilantro and fresh parsley for dried. That can work in some cases, like seasoning main dish meals, but it just wont work for this dip as its a main ingredient. 

Avocado – Remember that ripe avocado sitting on the counter that is going to go from amazing to spoiled by the morning? This is your CHANCE TO USE IT. 

green goddess ingredients sitting on counter

How do you make green goddess dip from scratch

It is really easy to make Green Goddess Dip from scratch! Add all ingredients, except peppers for serving, to a blender and blend well until combined.

Serve immediately with chopped peppers. 

showing all green goddess ingredients in a blender

Who invented Green Goddess Dip/Dressing?

I have zero clue. I have done some research but everything I have read has a “maybe” and “might” and I don’t want to tell you the wrong thing so my answer is I have no idea who invented it or how it’s been altered from what would be considered an original.

Some say it goes back to Kings and others say it was a hotel in the 20s. Who knows, ha!

I have seen tons of variations of it on social media as a viral recipe through TikTok, Instagram, Food blogs, and magazines.

Serve Avocado Green Goddess Dip in a Veggie Cup

Veggie sticks are the best way to serve up dips. We like red, green, orange, and yellow peppers which really highlight this bold green dip. 

One way to serve (other than a bowl and a tray of dippers) is to take small plastic punch cups, add a bit of dip in the bottom and then add a few of each vegetable stick in each cup. Then your party can just grab the cup with the dip and vegetables in one!

It’s a perfect way to serve a party dip or holiday dip to a crowd. 

orange pepper in green goddess dip

Turn this dip into a dressing

All you need to do to turn Green Goddess Dip into Green Goddess Dressing is add a bit of dairy to thin up and make it easy to pour. Try adding a bit of milk or heavy whipping cream and thin out till you have a consistency you like. It is that easy!

Then pair with a fresh spinach salad or substitute in a potato salad for a new twist on an old classic favorite. 

green goddess dip in a blender

More Creamy Dip Recipes for Parties

Dips remind me so much of summer as they are mostly made with a crowd is present. Not that a lot of us have seen crowds in the past  year or so.

But if you are getting together and getting ready to celebrate the Memorial Weekend or July 4th, this dip as well as a few more should be making the appetizer trays. 

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Green Goddess Dip with Fresh Herbs


Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Green Goddess Dip is an easy to make bright green herb dip that pairs perfectly with raw vegetables. This iconic and simple dip tastes great with fresh ripe avocados and avocado, with the perfect creamy blend that is thick enough for chips as well. Nothing says summer like dips and this green dip is just packed with some of the summers best flavors and a great addition to an appetizer tray. Plus, this dip doubles as a dressing with a few slight changes, making it versatile no matter what you are whipping up!

Ingredients
 

  • 16 ounces cottage cheese
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 avocados
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 jalapeno pepper halved and seeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • red yellow and orange peppers, sliced and seeded for serving

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients, except peppers for serving, to a blender and blend well until combined.
  • Serve Greek Goddess Dip immediately with chopped peppers. 

Notes

  • Nutritional values are automatically calculated by AI. If specific ingredients are important to you, please double check with your app to determine the exact numbers and double check.

How to thin out Green Goddess Dip

If you want to thin out dip, add a bit of milk or heavy whipping cream and blend until you reach desired consistency. A bit of olive oil also works as well. Add a tsp. at a time until it reaches the level you need for your recipe.

Best Dippers for Green Goddess Dip

Serve dip with sliced red, yellow and orange peppers. Additionally, carrot slices, cucumber rounds, celery slices, pita chips, pita bread, Italian Bread, raw cauliflower, and raw broccoli all go great. As a side note, green goddess is often a dip served with dinner at many restaurants, so do not be shy in adding it as a dip to steak or chicken as well. 

Green Goddess Dip Variations

Try adding in a bit of crumbled feta cheese into the food processor.   

Is Green Goddess Dip Healthy? 

I shy away from too many nutritional guidance’s as I am not an expert and each diet is based on the person, however the dip is made with fresh ingredients and there is no indication it would be anything but healthy.

Is there a substitute for cottage cheese?

Try substituting cottage cheese for Ricotta cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 640mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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