Green Goddess Dressing

Summary: This is an absolutely delicious version of green goddess from Melissa Clark. It's good with salad and crudites and grilled meats and on and on.


  • ½ cup packed + 2 tablespoons basil leaves (I use just ½ cup which I recommend)
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup packed parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts, sliced
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 2½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • a good dollop of Greek yogurt (my addition)


Combine everything in a blender or small food processor and puree until smooth.

green goddess dressing