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Green Goddess Salad Recipe

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Green Goddess Salad – a delicious green goddess salad recipe that is packed with flavor and easy to make! Perfect for summer!



Green Goddess Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley 
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives 
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Crispy Shallots:

  • 12 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil


  • 4 cups romaine, chopped
  • 2 cups butter lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced or cubed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 23 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated or shaved
  • 45 green onions, sliced
  • 3 cups english cucumbers, sliced



  1. Add ingredients to a food processor.
  2. Blend or pulse until fully combined – don’t over-blend – there should still be little pieces of dark green herbs, but not chunky. 
  3. Taste and adjust any flavors, seasonings, etc. as-desired. 

Crispy Shallots

  1. Add oil to cast iron skillet and bring to medium heat. Add sliced shallots and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook until browned, approx. 3-4 minutes.
  2. Use slotted spoon or spatula to remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate. 


  1. Divide romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, dill, tarragon, avocado, feta, parmesan, green onion, cucumber and crispy shallots between 2 bowls. 
  2. Top with the Green Goddess Dressing and some fresh cracked pepper. 
  3. Optional: serve with grilled bread!


  • Green Goddess Dressing – of course use store-bought if you prefer, but for best results use the homemade version included in the recipe card. Any extra dressing can easily be stored in the fridge to use on another salad.
  • Crispy Shallots – don’t skimp on the crispy shallots! They add so much flavor to this easy salad!
  • Storage: you can keep this salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days, but we highly recommend storing the salad, crispy shallots, and salad dressing in separate containers to prevent sogginess.


  • Serving Size: 6oz
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 500.4 mg
  • Fat: 22.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.5 mg