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Can You Freeze Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing?

Can You Freeze Trader Joe's Green Goddess Dressing

People love Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing. We don’t blame them. It is delicious. Sadly, because it has a high avocado and water content, it is highly perishable. The expiry date is often pretty near in the future. So, can you freeze it?

You can freeze Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing. We recommend that you freeze it before you open it up. So, don’t throw a half-finished pot of the stuff in the freezer. However, do bear in mind that the flavor will diminish rather rapidly once you start freezing it.

On this page, we are going to answer some of the most burning questions people often have about keeping Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing. Just to squeeze a bit more life out of it.

How Long Does Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing Last In The Fridge?

Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing can be kept in the fridge after opening for 5-7 days. If you leave it unopened, then you can keep it in the fridge until the expiry date has passed.

The problem with Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing is that it has no preservatives in it, and it has a high fruit (avocado) and water content.

This means that once it has been opened up, the quality is going to diminish rather rapidly. There isn’t really a way for you to halt this process.

There are some people who have consumed the dressing a few weeks after they have opened it up which, we suppose, should be fine to some extent. However, we cannot imagine that it would taste great if you did this.

How Long Does Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing Last?

If the bottle of the dressing is unopened, then you can check the expiry date on the bottle. This should tell you if you can consume the dressing without any issues.

If you have opened the dressing then we suggest that you consume it within 5-7 days. The longer you leave it, the worse it is going to taste.

Now, Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing does have a  little bit of vinegar in it. This helps to give it that delightful taste and it will act as sort of a preservative for the dressing.

However, this product is completely natural. It doesn’t have any preservatives in it. It is, mostly, designed to be consumed in a single sitting.

If it has been over a week since you have opened your dressing, then we suggest that you just throw it away. The taste isn’t going to be all that great.

If you bought the dressing with plans to consume it but suddenly realize that you are not going to consume it in the immediate future then you can place it in the freezer.

However, you should only be placing it in the freezer if the following conditions are met:

  • The bottle is unopened.
  • The dressing has not expired.

Is Green Goddess Dressing Good After the Expiration Date?

There are two schools of thought here. We know that there are some people that have consumed the dressing long after the expiry date.

Some people claim to have consumed it months after. However, we don’t recommend this. Once the dressing has expired, then you should throw it away.

Green Goddess Dressing is fantastic. You know that. That is probably why you are reading this, right? One of the ways that Trader Joe’s has managed to accomplish that great taste is because the dressing has no preservatives in it.

There is nothing messing up that flavor. Everything inside of that dressing should be there and this makes it taste great.

This, of course, does mean that the dressing is not going to taste tremendous after the expiration date.

That is when all of the fresh ingredients inside of that dressing are going to start to react with one another. You may be able to squeeze a couple of days extra after the expiration date, but we wouldn’t really recommend anything more than that.

The one exception to this is if you freeze the dressing before the expiration date. You can then thaw it out and consume it within 5-7 days.

We recommend that you do not keep it in the freezer for more than a couple of months. This isn’t really something that you want to be storing for the long-term. The flavor will diminish slowly in the freezer. 

How to Enjoy Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing

Obviously, the main intention of the Green Goddess Dressing is to use it as a salad dressing. We reckon that this is how the vast majority of people are going to enjoy the dressing, and you will probably do so too. However, this is not the only way that you can enjoy the dressing.


For example, some people use it with chicken. The avocado taste works really well there. One of the best recipes that we ever saw was slow cooked chicken in the dressing. The chicken will absorb all of those beautiful flavors.


Some people may even want to use the dressing as a dip. Although, do bear in mind that because it is a bit on the thinner side it won’t make the best dip in the world. It would taste delicious, though.


You may even want to use it as a sauce for your burgers. In fact, it works with pretty much anything that you can throw on the grill. We have seen plenty of people enjoying the dressing in combination with grilled shrimp.

Final Thoughts 

You can freeze Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing, but it isn’t really recommended if you want the full flavor from it.

If you are going to freeze the dressing then make sure that you freeze it before you open the bottle and before the expiration date.

Once you have removed the dressing from the freezer, it is imperative that you consume it within 5-7 days. You may be able to get a bit of extra life from putting it in the fridge, but not too much. 


Shane is a fitness enthusiast who also has a passion for trying and cooking new foods. His favorite stores to shop at include Trader Joe's, Wholefoods Market, Sprouts, Stater Brothers, and Target.

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