Feeding Friends: Green Goddess Avocado Dip

Green Goddess Avocado Dip Recipe with Crudites | Healthy, Dairy-Free

After our epic July 4th in Rhode Island, in addition to a rosacea flair up on my forehead from too much rosé, I came home with lots of leftovers. There was the readily edible sort like Charlie’s pull and eat shrimp and my flank steak. But then there was the annoying sort, like random half bunches of herbs, a quarter head of cabbage, and enough limes for 500 coronas.

A side effect of a full weekend of host duty and the subsequent following week of full body exhaustion is that the last thing you want to do is cook. But by Wednesday, as the contents of my crisper drawer began shrinking, despite my not having removed anything from there since I got back, my hate of wastefulness trumped my love of sometimes being lazy.

Green Goddess Avocado Dip Recipe with Crudites | Healthy, Dairy-Free Green Goddess Avocado Dip Recipe with Crudites | Healthy, Dairy-Free Green Goddess Avocado Dip Recipe with Crudites | Healthy, Dairy-Free
So I put on my creative cook’s thinking cap (which in my imagination looks more like the  Hogwarts sorting hat than an actual chef’s toque), and began coming up with ways I could salvage some of the ingredients without actually putting in much effort. One of concoctions that resulted was this easy avocado dip recipe.

My favorite salad dressing in my cookbook was a green goddess vinaigrette made with half an avocado. Since I had a few of those lying around too and they were a little too browned and bruised from the car ride to be an optimal toast topping, I decided to turn my favorite dressing into a dip and load it up with even more avocado than usual and all those random bunches of herbs that were lying around.

Green Goddess Avocado Dip Recipe with Crudites | Healthy, Dairy-Free Green Goddess Avocado Dip Recipe with Crudites | Healthy, Dairy-Free The result was so good, I ended up taking it with me to my friend Sarah’s house for dinner and serving it alongside farm fresh crudités. She had already picked up a few dips from Taim and everyone in attendance assumed mine was from there as well, which, as those of you who have tasted their hummus know, is one of the highest compliments I could ever receive.

Hopefully by this point in the summer your herb gardens are in full bloom and you won’t have to rely on the dregs of your next weekend away with friends in order to make this green goddess avocado dip. Serve it alongside quesadillas, grilled meat, chips, or anything else you can get your hands on.

Eat up!


Green Goddess Avocado Dip Recipe with Crudites | Healthy, Dairy-Free

Green Goddess Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cup

Green Goddess Avocado Dip

This easy avocado dip recipe is a healthy play on classic green goddess dressing. It's packed with herbs and perfect with summer vegetable crudites.


  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve alongside crudites.


If you prefer non-fat Greek yogurt to mayo, it's an easy substitution. I personally react worse to dairy than I do to healthy fats, like canola based mayo.

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23 Responses to Feeding Friends: Green Goddess Avocado Dip

  1. Frankie says:

    This is so easy! Wonder what would happen if you substituted tofu for yogurt/mayo?

  2. olivia says:

    I was looking for a good avocado dip recipe ! Tried it yesterday

  3. Leah says:

    This sounds simply delicious!!! Definitely want to give this one a try!

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  6. Dana says:

    Giving this an optimistic try for Christmas dinner with an especially finicky family! Thanks for the best option I’ve seen so far . . . .

  7. allie says:

    I substituted Tahini for the mayo and it was delish. So easy—definitely a go-to recipe from now on. 🙂

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  10. Maria DeStefano says:

    Can this dip be prepared the night before serving without the avocado turning brown?

  11. Rhonda says:

    Can it be refrigerated for several days? I love avocadoes, but my husband doesn’t. I would love to makes some and leave it in the refrigerator for sacks(if it would last that long!)

  12. Daren says:

    Whoa :O!
    This is amazing!
    I love healthy dips ESPECIALLY when there’s avocados in it. My favorite fruit!

    I wonder if you can use this for salad dressing…? Never tried making this recipe yet, so I am not sure how it will taste.

  13. Tracy says:

    This dip is the bomb! Makes my taste buds dance. Grab a spoon, it’s that good.

  14. Hey there,
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! It is perfect for tomorrow’s big Super Bowl game. It really worked well with my egg-free mayonnaise. It came out amazing! I posted your recipe on my Top 8 Super Bowl Recipes on my blog.
    Thanks again for sharing!

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