This green goddess dipping sauce is a Melting Pot classic! This creamy, yet surprisingly light sauce has tons of flavor from fresh green herbs like chive, parsley, and green onion. This sauce goes well with everything from fresh vegetables and meat, to even these keto bread rolls for dipping!
- Why Is It Called Green Goddess?
- What You Need To Make Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip
- How To Make The Green Goddess Dip
- Why Doesn’t The Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip Have Eggs?
- Is the Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip Keto-Friendly?
- Variations To The Melting Pot Green Goddess
- How Can I Make This Goddess Dressing More Green?
- What To Serve With The Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip
- The Recipe
This vintage recipe has made quite the comeback thanks to social media (#greengoddess).
I remember my first experience at The Melting Pot back in the early 2000s. My mother and I tried this restaurant known for it’s amazing fondue at the mall one evening after a long day of shopping.
And as her newly adult daughter, I felt a bit more grown-up and sophisticated dining “European-syle” with my mom, eating gorgeous melted cheeses and dips like this Green Goddess that goes well with so many different foods (like this Keto Yum Yum Sauce)!
Since then I have been making this Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip as a quick and easy side for a tray of crudites or as a flavorful salad dressing whenever I have a lot of extra fresh herbs from my balcony (a.k.a. “the city garden”)!
Why Is It Called Green Goddess?
The first and most obvious answer to this question is the color – consisting of several green fresh herbs in the recipe, the mixture easily becomes various tints of green. The second answer has a more historical context involving 1920s theater and a San Francisco hotel chef: while performing the hit play The Green Goddess, actor George Arliss was staying at the famous Palace Hotel where executive chef Philip Roemer created the dressing in homage to the production. Roemer’s version of the green goddess contained anchovies, scallion, parsley, tarragon, mayonnaise, vinegar, and chives – a variation of the famous French sauce au vert, or green sauce.
What You Need To Make Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip
- measuring cup/spoons
- whisk or food processor
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- whole milk
- green onion
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
How To Make The Green Goddess Dip
Add cream cheese, sour cream, and milk into a bowl (or food processor).
Place all of the chopped herbs and garlic into the bowl. Whisk (or pulse) until everything is incorporated. Season to taste.
Why Doesn’t The Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip Have Eggs?
The Melting Pot’s version of the Green Goddess is made to be a dip rather than a salad dressing, therefore using cream cheese instead of mayonnaise as an ingredient. The consistency of cream cheese is more firm thanks to ingredients like carob bean gum, xanthan gum, and guar gum that act as thickeners and stabilizers in processed cheese. Mayonnaise also contains raw eggs, which carries a higher risk of allergy, spoilage, and the growth of bacteria like botulism.
Is the Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip Keto-Friendly?
Yes, this Green Goddess dip is 100% keto-friendly! When using both full-fat cream cheese, sour cream, and milk, (especially organic) you are getting the high-quality fats needed for the ketogenic lifestyle. Both cream cheese and sour cream are very low in carbohydrates. Whole milk, on the other hand, contains a lot of naturally occurring sugars, meaning it’s relatively high in carbohydrates (11.5 grams per cup/237ml). However, for the Melting Pot recipe, there is only 1/4 cup (55 ml) of whole milk adding a mere 2.7 grams of carbohydrates for the entire 8 – serving recipe (see nutrition information in the recipe card).
Variations To The Melting Pot Green Goddess
The Melting Pot dip is unique to other Green Goddess recipes, in that it uses cream cheese as the main ingredient rather than a mayonnaise base – after all, the restaurant is famous for cheese and creamy fondue! Here are some alternative ingredients to use:
- Use lactose free replacements for the cream cheese, sour cream, and milk
- Choose a plant-based replacement for the cream cheese, sour cream, and milk
How Can I Make This Goddess Dressing More Green?
To give your Green Goddess dip a more vibrant green color, follow these two steps:
Place your dip into a food processor or blender.
Pulse or blend at the maximum speed to ensure the herbs are blended seamlessly into the dip, giving it a green hue. Allow the dip to rest and set by refrigerating it for at least 30 minutes.
What To Serve With The Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip
As a follower of the ketogenic diet, I find this Green Goddess dip to be a rich and delicious treat that is almost too good to be true – it is the perfect accompaniment to so many low-carb foods! Here are some of my personal suggestions:
The Melting Pot Green Goddess Dip
- ¾ cup cream cheese (136 grams)
- ¼ cup sour cream (60 grams)
- ¼ cup whole milk (55 ml)
- ¼ cup parsley (15 grams)
- ¼ cup chives (12 grams)
- 2 tbsp chopped green onion
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Finely chop the parsley, chives, and green onion. Mince or finely chop the garlic.
- In a bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream, and milk. Add in the fresh herbs and garlic whisk until everything is well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste (Optional: place all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender for a more vibrant green dip).
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm the dip.
Have you ever tried the Melting Pot’s Green Goddess dip?
Will you be trying this recipe? Comment below!