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

Green Goddess Dressing
Apolonia/Twenty20, Inc.
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 2/3 cup (serves 6)
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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!

See also: More easy homemade vegan salad dressings to try

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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. 

    See also: Even more salad dressing recipes to try

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 240
    Total Fat 13 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 887 mg
    Carbohydrates 26 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Protein 7 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)