Whether you want to dip veggie sticks, melba toast, chips, crackers, or something else, this avocado herb green goddess dip is really good. Pair it with a vegetable board or charcuterie platter and enjoy the fresh flavours in every mouthful. This creamy avocado dip is one of the best-tasting homemade dip recipes you can make.
Looking for a veggie dip? Green goddess dressing seems to have been around forever and this modern twist includes Greek yogurt, avocado, fresh herbs, spinach, and more, for a wonderful result.
Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip Ingredients
This creamy avocado dip is so good because it has so many delicious fresh ingredients. Greek yogurt, avocado and cream cheese are the base of the veggie dip.
Lemon juice, green onions, shallot, garlic, cucumber, and spinach also go into the mix. And then you will need fresh dill weed, cilantro and basil, as well as some salt and pepper.
Have you ever made a homemade dip like this one before? I guarantee you nothing from the grocery store tastes as good as this veggie dip!
How to Make Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip
Ideal for any vegetable board or charcuterie plate, this creamy avocado dip couldn’t be simpler to prepare. First you will chop the avocado, onion, shallot, and garlic. No need to get all the pieces the same size since it’s all going in the food processor anyway.
Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the moisture. Don’t skip this else your avocado herb green goddess dip will be watery. Now puree the chopped and grated ingredients with the spinach and herbs in a food processor or, if you prefer, a blender.
Whisk or blend in the yogurt, cream cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and about a tablespoon of the cucumber juice. Drizzle some olive oil on top and grind a little black pepper over. Your veggie dip is now ready to serve!
History of Green Goddess Dip
This dip is celebrating it’s 100-year anniversary next year! First created in 1923 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel by Chef Philip Roemer, this dip (or dressing) has been well-loved ever since. He invented it for George Arliss, the actor performing in ‘ The Green Goddess’ – a play by William Archer.
It’s thought to have been inspired by a sauce served to Louis XIII back in the 1600s (which was served with eel instead of salad!)
Roemer’s original recipe is believed to be a combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, parsley, lemon juice, anchovies, and vinegar. It’s changed over the past century though and there are literally hundreds of variations around today.
Modern versions include chervil, capers or spinach. Or even avocado to boost not only the flavour and colour but also the wonderfully creaminess.
Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip FAQs
Most homemade dip recipes are best served as soon as they’re made but you can make this one ahead. This will free up your time when making a vegetable board or charcuterie to go with it. And if you’re making more than one dip, this creamy red pepper dip is also seriously amazing.
Now the only issue with avocado-based recipes is they sometimes oxidize and go brown. They taste the same but that brown shade isn’t so appetizing, and brown goddess dip doesn’t have the same catchy ring to it! If you’re planning to make your avocado herb green goddess dip ahead, see if you can find Shepard avocados since they are a very bright green hue.
If you can only get Hass, those are also fine, but as soon as you’ve made your homemade dip, cover the bowl and have the plastic wrap in contact with the top layer so the dip isn’t exposed to the air. You might need to give this creamy avocado dip a good stir before serving in case the ingredients separate.
Peppers, carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, and cherry (or grape tomatoes) all make great dippers. If you want some crunch, pita chips, tortilla chips or even potato chips will work. Perhaps you’re preparing a vegetable board or charcuterie. As well as dipping the veggies, you can enjoy some of the creamy avocado dip with the deli meats. Oh, and if you have any leftovers, it’s also delicious spread on sandwiches instead of butter. Well, as long as you’re making a savoury sandwich of course!
Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip Recipe
Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip
- 1 Cup Greek yogurt
- 4 Ounces cream cheese softened
- ½ lemon juiced
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 avocado
- ¼ Cup green onions
- 1 shallot
- 2 Cloves garlic
- ½ cucumber
- 1 Tablespoon dill
- 2 Tablespoon cilantro chopped
- ¼ Cup basil chopped
- 1 Cup spinach
- 1 Teaspoon salt himalayan pink if you have it
- 1 Teaspoon black pepper coarse
- mini peppers
- carrots sliced
- bell peppers sliced
- cucumbers sliced
- pita chips
- cherry tomatoes
- Roughly chop avocado, green onions, shallot, and garlic.
- Peel the cucumber. Grate into a bowl lined with a cheesecloth. Gather the cloth over the cucumber and squeeze out excess moisture. Save 1 tbsp of the cucumber juice.
- Add avocado, green onion, shallot, garlic, cucumber, dill, cilantro, basil, and spinach to a food processor or blender and blend for 30 seconds to purée, then add to a mixing bowl.
- Next, add Greek yogurt, cream cheese, lemon juice, reserved cucumber juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Use a whisk or a hand mixer and blend until smooth.
- Drizzle olive oil over the top and a pinch of cracked black pepper. Serve with fresh veggies.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
You are going to love this amazing avocado herb green goddess dip. It boasts so many wonderful fresh flavours thanks to the herbs and vegetables, while the cream cheese and yogurt make it rich and creamy.
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