Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Perfect for topping off salads and tacos, this avocado green goddess dressing makes for a delicious and nutritious meal! Create it in your kitchen in minutes with this easy recipe.

A bowl of avocado green goddess dressing sits in front of a salad and an avocado.

I’ve decided I need more recipes that affirm the goddess in us all, and this dressing drizzled over a salad is the best way to do it!

Besides, you can whip up a delicious and creamy green goddess avocado dressing in minutes. I love using this green goddess dressing on salads, and sandwiches, or drizzling it over roasted veggies.

With only a few simple ingredients, you’ll have this delicious and nutritious dressing ready in no time!

Key Ingredients

  • Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
  • Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
  • Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
  • Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
  • Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
  • Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
  • Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
  • Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
  • Lemon — I highly recommend a fresh lemon for the best flavor in this dressing.
  • Avocado — You’ll need one medium avocado. Make sure it’s ripe.
  • Garlic – You can use 1 clove of fresh garlic or 1/2 teaspoon of dried garlic.
  • Onion — I prefer using a green onion because of its mild flavor. One or two stalks of green onion should be enough.
  • Herbs — You’ll need fresh parsley, fresh basil, and fresh chives.
  • Seasoning — Add salt and pepper to taste.
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How to Make Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  1. Zest the lemon, juice it, and add this to a food processor bowl.
  2. Spoon out the flesh of the avocado into the food processor.
  3. Add the chopped garlic, chopped green onion, and fresh herbs to the food processor.
  4. Pulse in short bursts to combine the ingredients until mostly smooth.
  5. Season with salt and pepper (see notes for salt-free options).
  6. Add a tablespoon of cold water and process again until smooths. Repeat with adding water until you achieve the desired consistency.

Frequently-Asked Questions

What does green goddess dressing taste like?

Because green goddess dressing is made with fresh herbs, it has a delicious ranch-like fresh herb flavor! The best herbs for this dressing include basil, parsley, and chives, but you can experiment and add your favorite fresh herbs to the mix.

Does green goddess dressing contain avocado?

Typical green goddess dressing does not include avocados. In fact, many of them are made with dairy-laden ingredients such as sour cream. Not very goddessy! Instead, make your green goddess dressing with avocado to create the creamy texture and flavor you love!

What to Serve with Avocado Goddess Dressing

I love having this green goddess avocado dressing around because it is so adaptable. You can serve it on salads, of course. But there are so many more ways to use it. Here are some of my favorites:

Or simply cut up your favorite greens and load them with chopped veggies to make the ultimate green goddess salad with avocado dressing.

Storage Tips

Transfer to a lidded glass jar and refrigerate. It will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze this dressing in freezer-safe containers for up to 2 months.

A bowl of green goddess dressing sits in front of a bowl of salad with tomatoes, two avocados, and fresh herbs.

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Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Make this delicious and healthy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing in minutes. This easy recipe uses simple ingredients and packs a flavorful punch. Try it today and boost your next meal with this zesty dressing!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 57kcal


  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 medium avocado (make sure it's ripe)
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • Salt & Pepper to taste See notes
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons cold water


  • Zest the lemon and then cut it in half and juice it. You should have around 3 to 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add the zest and lemon juice (seeds removed) to a food processor bowl.
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Spoon out the flesh into the food processor.
    An avocado has been sliced in half, revealing the pit in side. The two halves are laying side-by-side.
  • Add the chopped garlic, chopped green onion, and fresh herbs to the food processor. Pulse in short bursts to combine the ingredients. Wipe down the sides of the bowl and continue processing, until a smooth consistency begins to develop.
  • Season with salt and pepper (see notes for salt-free options). Add a tablespoon of cold water and process again until smooths. Repeat with adding water until you achieve a desired consistency.
  • Transfer to a lidded glass jar and refrigerate. It will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze this dressing in freezer-safe containers for up to 2 months.

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You can make this dressing without added salt for a low-sodium option. The herbs added are so flavorful you may not require added salt. Here are some low-sodium options if you’re looking for added flavor:
  • Mrs. Dash Italian blend can add zesty flavor
  • A sprinkle of NoSalt can add a salty flavor without sodium
  • Some studies indicate that the sodium in miso paste is healthier than salt. You can add up to a teaspoon of mild miso paste to create a saltier dressing.
  • Add more lemon juice. Believe it or not, lemon juice has a salty flavor to it. So add a bit more lemon juice if you’d like this dressing to taste saltier.


We’re adding fresh parsley, basil, and chives to this dressing. Some other herb options include:
  • Cilantro (not everyone loves this herb, so add it in moderation if you’re serving this to others)
  • Tarragon — This herb is not a common one in my neck of the woods, but if you have some handy, it adds tasty flavor.
  • Watercress — Yes, this is not a herb, but it’s a nice green, so it will add lots of nutrition, green color, and some mild flavor.
Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.5mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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