Green Goddess with Labneh

This variation on the classic dressing is your new Secret Weapon
54 Ratings
100% would make again
Best Green Goddess Recipe with Labneh and Buttermilk
Photo: Samesa

Brothers Max and Eli Sussman grew up in the 90s, when creamy green goddess dressing was all the rage. At Samesa, their Brooklyn restaurant that pays homage to casual Middle Eastern food counters and trucks, and falafel stands, they looked to recreate the nostalgic memory of that dreamy dressing in one that could also stand up to hearty, crunchy salads. Three kinds of fat—including labneh, a cheese made by straining yogurt—give it a richness that's balanced by the acid in the lemon juice. 

To learn more, read “Secret Weapon: Green Goddess with Labneh.” 

Green Goddess with Labneh

Recipe adapted from Eli and Max Sussman, Samesa, New York, NY

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 10 minutes


2 bunches tarragon, roughly chopped

2 bunches chives, roughly chopped

2 cups parsley

1 cup dill

3 garlic cloves

½ cup mayonnaise

1½ cups buttermilk

½ cup labneh

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 2 lemons

1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

Freshly ground white pepper, to taste  


In a blender, combine everything until smooth. Use immediately.

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