Easy Tahini Goddess Dressing (Vegan, with Gluten-free Option)

Green Goddess Dressing
Apolonia/Twenty20, Inc.
Ratings (40)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 2/3 cup (serves 6)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
240 Calories
13g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 2/3 cup (serves 6)
Amount per serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 887mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 7g
Calcium 167mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

My easy and homemade (and fully vegan!) version of the tahini-based "goddess" dressing found in many health food stores and restaurants. If you like the store-bought goddess dressings, you'll love this easy homemade goddess salad dressing made with tahini, lemon juice and parsley. You might also want to try this recipe for goddess dressing with ginger.

I absolutely love goddess dressing and I put it on everything. I'll use it to make cole slaw instead of mayonnaise; I use it to dress plain steamed vegetables and I even put it on leftover pasta to make cold pasta salads. I also use it in place of ranch dressing as a dip for plain veggies such as carrot sticks and cucumbers. But that's just me. Most people just use goddess dressing just to dress their salads!

Need it to be gluten-free? Use a gluten-free tamari soy sauce if you need to keep this tahini dressing gluten-free, and of course it's vegan, egg-free and dairy-free and absolutely delicious!

Need it to be sugar-free? You can omit the agave nectar or sugar if you need it to be sugar-free (I usually do these days, as I'm trying to cut down on added sugar), but the sugar does add an extra layer of flavor to make it truly special (and its just a little bit).

Enjoy your homemade vegan goddess dressing!


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (lime juice will also work)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar (you can use honey or even just sugar if you want)
  • 1/2 cup oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Add all the ingredients, except for the oil to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and creamy.

  2. Next, slowly add in the oil until well mixed. Taste, and adjust ingredients to taste. If you like a little sweeter dressing, you can add a little more agave nectar or honey, or if you like a saltier dressing (like I do!), you can add a bit more soy sauce or tamari.

  3. Dressing will be thick, but you can always add a bit more water if you prefer a thinner consistency.

Enjoy your wonderful homemade goddess dressing!

Recipe note: Making homemade salad dressings such as this one is very simple, as long as you have a blender or a food processor. If you don't, you're in for a lot of stirring by hand. I recommend stirring everything together as much as you possibly can using a whisk, then transferring everything to a mason jar (or another airtight container) and shaking vigorously. But a blender or food processor is easiest by far! Second best? A manual hand-crank egg beater, if you have one.