Green Goddess Dressing with Sour Cream & Honey

Green Goddess Dressing with Sour Cream & Honey

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Summer salads are a staple on our homestead menu during gardening season. As soon as the lettuce starts producing, we are eating salad for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  This means we are also on the hunt for delicious salad dressings that will please our palates and make salad feel like a main dish. 

That’s why we were pleased to partner with Hood Sour Cream on this recipe for Green Goddess Dressing with Sour Cream & Honey.  Not only does the recipe contain our own star ingredient (honey) but it also uses one of Hood’s star ingredients – sour cream.  Hood Sour Cream helps to add texture to this dressing without making it feel heavy.  It also acts as an emulsifier to keep the dressing from separating at rest.  The result is a creamy light dressing that truly makes your salad into your whole lunch or dinner – it is also great as a dip for crudité! 

Another reason we love this Green Goddess Dressing recipe is because it uses simple, natural ingredients.  The veggies and herbs come from our own garden and the oil and vinegar can be organically sourced.   The Hood Sour Cream contains just two ingredients – cultured pasteurized cream and enzyme – and comes from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones.  We feel good about serving this dressing to our family (visit to discover more delicious recipes featuring Hood Sour Cream).

The combination of cilantro and lime juice in this recipe also make this Green Goddess Dressing particularly summery.  Combined with the slight tartness of Hood Sour Cream, they lift the flavor of the dressing in a way that makes us think of summer breezes and picnic table dinners.  If you want to try another variation of this dressing, you can substitute a combination of herbs (like tarragon, basil, and parsley) and use lemon juice instead of lime.

Green Goddess Dressing with Sour Cream & Honey

Carrie Williams Howe
This creamy dressing combines fresh garden ingredients with simple whole foods like avocados and sour cream for a perfect summer salad topper or dip.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Servings 12 people


  • blender
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • Rubber Scraper or Spoon


  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 shallot medium
  • 4 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1/8 cup honey local raw honey is best!
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice about the juice of 1/2 lime
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • Place the garlic, shallot, and herbs in a blender and chop into very small pieces until well combined.
    making green goddess dressing with cilantro
  • Add the avocado, sour cream, honey, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Blend on medium speed until smooth.
    adding sour cream to green goddess dressing
  • With the blender still running, add the extra virgin olive oil and continue blending until well emulsified. You should not see the ingredients separating.
  • Transfer to a salad dressing container or lidded jar and enjoy! This dressing will keep up to one week in the refrigerator.
Keyword green goddess, honey dressing, salad dressing, sour cream
Green Goddess Dressing with Sour Cream and Honey Recipe

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