Nostalgic Green Goddess Dressing Made Skinny

Taking a walk down memory lane with this dreamy, pale green, garlic-flavored dressing. It’s a throwback from the 1950s in popularity. My dear friend Traci shared her homemade, high-fat recipe with me. It was so fabulous, I had to rush home to remake it skinny. The result is extremely delicious! Each tablespoon has just 19 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 1 Green.

Prep Time: 15 minutes


1¼ cups Best Skinny Ranch Dressing, divided

½ cup fat-free plain yogurt or fat-free sour cream

½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

⅓ cup scallions (green onions), chopped (use entire scallion)

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped

1½ teaspoons anchovy paste (optional), see shopping tip

1 teaspoon garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


1. In a food processor, mini chop or blender, add ¼ cup ranch dressing, yogurt or sour cream, parsley, scallions, tarragon, garlic, and anchovy paste, if desired. Blend well.

2. Pour mixture into a medium bowl, Stir in remaining 1 cup ranch dressing, lemon juice, and pepper. Whisk together until well blended.

3. Green Goddess Dressing will keep in the fridge for at least 1 week.

Makes 1⅔ cups total. (20 tablespoons)

Food Facts
Green Goddess dressing was first created in 1915 at the Palace Hotel in honor of the actor, George Arliss. He was appearing in William Archer’s play called, “The Green Goddess.” Now the dressing has far surpassed the play in fame.      

Serving Tips

This dressing works great on any simple green salad, as a dip with veggies, a sandwich spread, a sauce for poached or grilled salmon, or a dip for shrimp cocktail.                                         

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
WW Points Plus 1


SKINNY FACTS: for 1 tablespoon
19 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat fat, 1.5mg cho, 1g prot, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 109mg sod, 1g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!