Green Pea Goddess Dressing


This easy green goddess dressing recipe is a versatile all-star, perfect for fresh vegetables, hard-cooked eggs, poached shrimp, or cold chicken. (Seriously, try it with chicken.) A classic green goddess dressing can tend toward the runny side, so frozen peas in this rendition are a welcome addition to the standard. This is because peas’ starchy texture adds body, as well as a touch of sweetness. The anchovy fillet is optional, add it for extra umami flavor—the result is deliciously Caesar-esque. A bottle in your fridge won’t last long, so consider adding it to your weekly meal planning rotation.

Green Pea Goddess Dressing Recipe
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
8 serves


  • ½ cup whole buttermilk

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup frozen sweet peas, thawed

  • ½ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 1 medium garlic clove, smashed

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 anchovy fillet (optional)

  • Serving suggestions: little gem lettuce leaves, sliced avocado, sliced cucumber, torn fresh dill, and croutons


  1. Process buttermilk, mayonnaise, peas, parsley, dill, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and, if using, anchovy in a blender until smooth, about 20 seconds. Arrange little gem lettuce leaves, avocado, cucumber, torn dill, and croutons on a platter; drizzle with dressing.

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