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 and 1 gram of fat.
Nostalgic Green Goddess Dressing Made Skinny

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

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.

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


Nostalgic Green Goddess Dressing Made Skinny

Nostalgic Green Goddess Dressing Made Skinny

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 19 kcal


  • cups  Best Skinny Ranch Dressing, divided
  • ½ cup fat-free plain yogurt or fat-free sour cream
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • cup scallions (green onions), chopped (use entire scallion)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • teaspoons anchovy paste (optional), see shopping tip
  • 1 teaspoon garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  • 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.
  • Pour mixture into a medium bowl, Stir in remaining 1 cup ranch dressing, lemon juice, and pepper. Whisk together until well blended.
  • Green Goddess Dressing will keep in the fridge for at least 1 week.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gCholesterol: 1.5mgSodium: 109mgSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 1Plus Points: 1
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