I have never had any type of green goddess dressing before so I'm not sure what the 'real thing' is supposed to taste like. I do know however that I love this version! It came out very creamy and yet was still very light on my greens. Great flavor too, I cut the recipe in half except still used the 3 anchovy filets (anchovy lover here!) and skipped any extra salt. I'll definately make this one again. Made for PAC Spring 2011.