Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing

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Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing

Here’s an old dressing with a bright twist thanks to some citrus alternatives to the standard lemon. Super simple to throw together, it’s free of preservatives and packed with vibrant flavor. Use as a sandwich spread, veggie dip, topping for meat and fish or a pasta sauce  — the possibilities are endless! It really sings on the roasted veggies from our Roasted Veggies & Shrimp Skewers recipe!


  • 1 cup mayonnaise (we prefer Duke’s)

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste

  • ½ cup fresh parsley, minced

  • ¼ cup fresh tarragon (or 2 teaspoons dried)

  • 2–3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 green onions, minced

  • ¾ cup chives, minced

  • 1 tablespoon each fresh orange and lime juice

  • Zest of orange and lime

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk and anchovy paste until blended. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

  2. Chill. This will last in refrigerator for 1–2 weeks.

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A Perfect Pair

Dressings aren't just for cold salads. The vegetables in our Roasted Veggies & Shrimp Skewers are a great match with this recipe.

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Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at WendysHomeEconomics.com.

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