Nostalgic Green Goddess Dressing Made Skinny

Taking a walk down memory lane with this dreamy, pale green, garlic-flavored dressing. It’s a throw back from the 1950’s 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 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

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 least1 week.

Makes 1⅔ cups total. (20 tablespoons)

Food Fact
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.                                         

Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus 1
Weight Watchers (old points) 0

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