This Green Goddess Guacamole is perfect for spring! It’s filled with lots of fresh herbs – cilantro, chives, tarragon, and basil! I love serving it with green vegetables, and chips of course. It’s such a fun take on classic guac, and it’s super festive for St. Patty’s Day too!
In years past, I’ve always shared classic St. Patty’s themed recipes, like this Irish cheddar mac and cheese, and these chocolate whiskey salted caramel cupcakes! Both super delicious and fun, but this year I wanted to do something a little different and not-so-Irish. Which brings me to green goddess guac! Not Irish at all, but very, very green.
And for me, that’s good enough!
My mom would often make corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s day growing up, which was always super fun. I think it’s so good! Last year, I actually made these corned beef tacos, and they were AMAZING. I might have to make them again, because they’d go perfectly with this guac as an appetizer!
I mean, I don’t think there’s really a time when guac isn’t the perfect appetizer, but that’s just me. Guac is most definitely in my top 5 favorite foods.
This version is so springy and fresh! The mixture of cilantro, chives, tarragon, and basil is so delish and unexpected. I have a similar guacamole in my cookbook which is coming out this summer, somewhat similar to this one, and it’s so so good! Stay tuned for that.
To take the green to the next level, I blanched some asparagus, snow peas, and broccoli to use as dippers! I love serving this guac with chips too though, of course! You can pick whatever dippers you want, but a mixture of veg and chips is always super fun.
Something else unexpected about this guac – it has a little greek yogurt in it! It just adds the slightest little tang and creaminess, kind of like in my green goddess gazpacho!
I know I’m a little green goddess crazy. I just love fresh herbs so much! And I actually have another green goddess recipe coming in a couple weeks 🙂
I still added all of the usual suspects – cilantro, lime juice (and I used a lemon juice too!), red onion, garlic, and salt, which are my must-haves for guacamole. The addition of greek yogurt and a handful of different herbs just really takes it to the next, springy level!
Love it so much.
Green Goddess Guacamole
This Green Goddess Guacamole is perfect for spring! It's filled with lots of fresh herbs - cilantro, chives, tarragon, and basil! I love serving it with green vegetables, and chips of course. It's such a fun take on classic guac, and it's super festive for St. Patty's Day too!
- 4 avocados, pitted
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt*
- juice of 1 lime
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
- broccoli, snow peas, asparagus, and/or tortilla chips for serving!
In a medium bowl, combine the avocados, Greek yogurt, lime juice, lemon juice, red onion, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mash with a fork until desired consistency is reached. Add the cilantro, basil, chives, and tarragon and stir to combine. Season to taste with the additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt, if desired. Serve with vegetables and/or chips!
*I used 0% Greek yogurt here, but 2% or full-fat would yield an even creamier result!