Tomatillo Avocado Dressing (Chopt Copycat Mexican Goddess Recipe)

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A creamy tomatillo avocado dressing that’s just like the Mexican Goddess dressing you can find at the Chopt Creative Salad Co. restaurant chain! It’s perfect as a dip, sauce or dressing. Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.

Raise your hand if you’re intimidated by tomatillos… just me? Didn’t think so! Before this recipe, I had never purchased or cooked with tomatillos. I don’t know why but they’ve always intimidated me. I’d always see them sitting next to the jalapeños and think I should pick one or two up, but never did… until recently.

Chopt Mexican Goddess with tomatillos and avocado in a mason jar with a gold spoon.

Tomatillos 101

In case you’re new to tomatillos like me, I thought I would share a little more info about them.

“Tomatillo” means “little tomato” in Spanish but don’t let the translation fool you – that’s not what it is.

Compared to tomatoes, tomatillos taste more like a vegetable, are more acidic and less sweet and are more dense, less watery. They have dry leafy husks wrapped around that you simply remove and then rinse. Prepped and ready to go, you can use tomatillos raw, boiled or roasted in a huge variety of dishes. You’ll have to share your favorite tomatillo recipes now that I’m not afraid anymore. 😉

Chopt Mexican Goddess with tomatillos and avocado in a mason jar.

Chopt’s Mexican Goddess Dressing Copycat

This recipe for is a copycat recipe for the Mexican Goddess Dressing at Chopt Creative Salad Co. I tested this recipe at least 6-7 times trying to get it to taste as close as possible to the Chopt dressing and I think it’s pretty spot on. The secret ingredient is the white balsamic vinegar — it adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the dressing that balances with heat from the jalapeño perfectly.

It’s like a creamy salsa (and it packs a bit of heat) so it’s perfect as a dip for veggies and chips or as a dressing for Mexican-themed salads. (Hint hint: I’ll be sharing a shrimp salad that pairs amazingly with this dressing later this week!).

Chopt Mexican Goddess salad dressing ingredient in a blender, tomatillos, avocado and cilantro.

A Couple Notes:

  • This dressing is super creamy. I thought it had dairy in it the first time I tried it at Chopt Creative Salad Co., but instead of being loaded with cheese or another form of dairy, it gets its creaminess from the avocado!
  • If you like some heat, start with 1/2 of the jalapeño (with the seeds) and taste. Then if you want it spicier, add more!

Chopt Mexican Goddess with tomatillos and avocado in a mason jar with a gold spoon.

How Long Does This Dressing Keep?

This tomatillo dressing will stay fresh for up to 5 day in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.

If you make this tomatillo dressing be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

Tomatillo Avocado Dressing

4 from 23 votes
A creamy tomatillo avocado dressing that's just like the Mexican Goddess dressing you can find at the Chopt Creative Salad Co. restaurant chain! It's perfect as a dip, sauce or dressing. Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.
Chopt Mexican Goddess with tomatillos and avocado in a mason jar.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 3 /4 cup

Ingredients

  • 4 to matillos
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño with seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves

Instructions
 

  • Remove husk from tomatillos and rinse to remove any sticky residue. Bring water to boil in a pot, add tomatillos and boil for 4-5 minutes. Remove from boiling water, rinse with cold water and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Add cooled tomatillos, avocado, garlic, jalapeño, salt, white balsamic vinegar and lime juice into a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until everything is incorporated and dressing is relatively smooth. Add cilantro leaves and process a few seconds more.
  • Taste and add more jalapeño and salt if needed.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup Calories: 75kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 1g Fat: 4g Sodium: 198mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g
Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chopt Creative Salad dressing, Chopt Mexican Goddess Dressing, tomatillo avocado dressing, tomatillo dressing

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    35 comments
    1. Allie Buttarazzi
      August 31, 2021 AT 3:39 pm

      5 stars
      So yummy! Perfect for topping tacos, nachos, and taco salad! Another winner, Brittany!!

    2. Leslie Hale
      August 9, 2021 AT 6:36 pm

      5 stars
      Excellent on salads and healthy!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 10, 2021 AT 11:02 am

        Woo!! So glad to hear, Leslie! Thanks for the review 🙂

    3. JO
      April 6, 2021 AT 1:44 pm

      5 stars
      Hi! Just made this recipe and it tastes amazing! Thank you! How long does it keep in the fridge? Thank you again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 6, 2021 AT 7:54 pm

        Hey JO- The dressing will stay fresh for up to 5 day in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.

    4. crystal
      December 2, 2020 AT 9:34 pm

      5 stars
      This is my new go to recipe for dressing! I am so glad I found your site. I have made several recipes and love every single one. Love love love this dressing. 🙂

      1. Valerie
        February 23, 2021 AT 10:53 am

        I’mve not yet made the dressing but I fully intend to as soon as I have all of the ingredients. It has everything I love, so I’m sure it’s going to be amazing. As to tomatillos- do not be afraid! I make fresh salsa with them- raw tomatillo, onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, & lime. I also use them raw in salads, throw them into omelets, make green sauces for various Mexican dishes, put them into stews. Watermelon & tomatillo salad is a summertime favorite You can also make salsa using roasted tomatillos. I love them & am always looking for new ways to use them! Thank you

        1. Brittany Mullins
          February 23, 2021 AT 8:43 pm

          Let me know how it turns out for you, Valerie!!

      2. Brittany Mullins
        December 3, 2020 AT 12:28 am

        Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear Crystal! I’m so glad you’re loving the recipes. 🙂

    5. Jaime
      November 27, 2020 AT 9:13 pm

      5 stars
      This was perfect! I love the vegan Chopt salad with this dressing so much and wanted to recreate it at home. On a whim, I googled a copycat recipe and I’m so glad yours came up! It’s exactly like it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 28, 2020 AT 11:15 pm

        Ahh yay, I’m so pumped you loved this recipe!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review, Jamie. I so appreciate it. 🙂

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