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

5 from 38 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
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 3 /4 cup

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatillos
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ jalapeño with seeds
  • ¼ 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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    42 comments
    1. Brian
      August 31, 2022 AT 11:46 am

      4 stars
      Followed directions exactly and not as creamy looking as recipe pic. Very tasty.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 31, 2022 AT 2:16 pm

        Oh no! Sorry to hear that it didn’t turn out as creamy as you wanted. I’m glad you enjoyed the taste of it though!

    2. Jayna P
      August 2, 2022 AT 12:52 pm

      5 stars
      I just made this and holy wow! Just like the chopt one

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 4, 2022 AT 3:18 pm

        Yay! I am so happy that this recipe was a hit, Jayna! Thank you for your review + star rating, I so appreciate it!

    3. SueHu
      March 18, 2022 AT 6:29 pm

      5 stars
      I am a BIG Mex Goddess fan.
      Sent this to my daughter who had never tried the Chopt’ version, she couldn’t wait to try it BUT she had to, No tomatillos in her RI community .
      She waited for my visit tonight & I brought the missing ingredient ..This was a hit with everyone.
      Taco meat, beans, corn bread, salad & Mexican Goddess 😉Thanks for posting. No more need to go out for my Mexican Goddess dressing

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 20, 2022 AT 7:01 pm

        Yay! I am so glad this recipe was a hit with your family, SueHu. Thank you so much for leaving a review, it means so much to me.

    4. Ayana
      December 21, 2021 AT 11:35 pm

      5 stars
      This tastes EXACTLY like the restaurant version! I was skeptical but desperate to find this recipe and it did not disappoint. I went to my local global food market and tomatillos were just 50 cents for 4! And really easy to cook. Thank you!

    5. Allie Buttarazzi
      August 31, 2021 AT 3:39 pm

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

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