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Green Goddess Dressing with Wilted Kale

Green Goddess Dressing isn’t just for salads! Tossed with wilted kale, it makes an impressive side dish for any meal or you can eat it on its own!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author foodnessgracious


  • Vitamix or other high power blender


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 head of curly green kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water


  • Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender except the water and kale and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • In a large pan add the water and bring to a simmer over a medium heat.
  • Add the chopped kale and season with a little salt and black pepper.
  • Cover with a lid and steam for aout 3-4 minutes and the kale is wilted.
  • Place some of the dressing in a small bowl or a plate.
  • Using tongs remove some of the kale shaking off teh excess water and place on top of the dressing.
  • Serve at once


You could use a food processor to make the dressing but I found that it didn't break the herbs down enough to make a creamy consistency. A Vitamix worked best.
Recipe inspiration from Roe Seafood, Long Beach.