If you’ve been in the produce section of Trader Joe’s, popped into your local salad place, or scrolled through Instagram lately, you know this to be true: Green goddess dressing is having a moment this summer. And with its bright, herby taste, it’s a moment that’s well deserved.
Green goddess, for those yet to be initiated, is composed of a few key ingredients: parsley, garlic, lemon, tarragon, and chives. Sometimes it has anchovies. Sometimes it’s made with mayonnaise as its base. Sometimes it’s totally vegan. The recipe is Californian in origin and strikes the rare balance between creamy and refreshing. Simply put, it’s something you’ll quickly become obsessed with.
Even if you’re not a salad fan (no judgment), you can still get into green goddess. This dressing is just as good on sandwiches, in pasta salads, and even in soups. These nine recipes prove that it’s actually pretty easy being green.
When you’re stumped on what to bring to your next barbecue, look no further than Bojon Gourmet’s extra-green potato salad. Cucumber slices and hard-boiled eggs make a compelling case for it to be an entrée.
Cream cheese and lox aren’t the only fillings worthy of a bagel. Feasting at Home’s green goddess chickpea salad is the ingredient your at-home brunch is missing.
A bowl of half zucchini noodles, half spaghetti makes for a satisfying dinner. Half Baked Harvest amps up the flavor with the herb-filled dressing and fried cheese.
Meal preppers, this one’s for you. Pinch of Yum’s quinoa salad takes just 20 minutes start to finish and makes good use of that farmers’ market haul.
Raw zucchini ribbons, cucumber slices, and perfectly ripe avocado is the most delectable combination (so much good crunch!). In this sandwich by Snixy Kitchen, a homemade green goddess dressing is the ultimate cherry on top.
When temperatures are blazing, there’s nothing better than a no-cook meal. Enter Spices in My DNA’s green gazpacho, a weeknight dinner that’s so worth pulling out that blender.
After you whip up a batch of Well and Full’s green goddess hummus, you’ll wonder why you ever settled for the store-bought variety.
Everybody loves a good grain bowl. Half Baked Harvest adds plenty of texture—think: olives, artichokes, and panko-breaded zucchini—to make this one a winner.
Does grilled cheese become a healthy meal when it’s stuffed with greens? We think so. The Modern Proper’s recipe is wholesome and comforting (and includes more than one serving of vegetables).
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