Green Goddess Dressing [Healthy + Dairy-free]
Green Goddess Dressing is a healthy sauce that can be generously drizzled onto your favourite salads or bowls. This dressing is healthier than a typical Green Goddess Dressing, and is completely mayo-free and dairy-free!
This recipe for Green Goddess Dressing is vegan-friendly and made with healthy ingredients. Try it on this superfood salad, quinoa tabbouleh salad or any salad you love!
A better-for-you version of the classic dressing
Green Goddess Dressing is one of those classic salad dressings that not only tastes herby and delicious but is pretty too.
It’s vibrant green colour looks fresh and healthy drizzled over your favourite salads. Unfortunately, many Green Goddess Dressings are loaded with tons of mayonnaise and sour cream, making them a not so healthy option.
This recipe leaves out the mayo and sour cream and uses just a bit of tahini for some added richness and creaminess!
Ingredients in Green Goddess Dressing
- Olive oil: The base of the salad dressing and to give that delicious olive oil flavour!
- Tahini: The secret ingredient to make the dressing thick and creamy.
- Lemon juice: Fresh squeezed! Don’t use bottled, it won’t be as good.
- Dijon mustard: This adds an extra tang to the dressing.
- Maple syrup: Just a touch to help balance out the flavours.
- Chives: This gives the dressing a punch!
- Tarragon: A classic herb used in Green Goddess Dressing that is bittersweet with notes of anise and vanilla
- Basil: For freshness!
How to store this dressing
You can store this green goddess dressing in the fridge sealed in a mason jar or salad jar for up to a week. The dressing will thicken in the fridge since olive oil thickens in colder temperatures, so it’s best to take the dressing out of the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to use it.
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Green Goddess Dressing
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 10–14 servings 1x
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
A healthy, dairy-free and vegan version of the classic Green Goddess Dressing!
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2–3 tbsp chopped chives
- 1/4 cup taragon
- 1/4 cup basil
- 1–2 tbsp water
- salt & pepper to taste
- Add all the ingredients to a mini blender to food processor and blend until smooth. (I like to use a magic bullet.)
- Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
- Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge.
- Depending on your personal taste, you may like your dressings a bit more acidic or a bit less acidic. If you like a more acidic dressing, you can always add an extra tbsp of lemon juice. If you like a less acidic dressing, you can always add an extra tbsp of olive oil!
- Taragon does have a slightly bitter taste. If you don’t love the taste of taragon, you can substitute it in this recipe with some parsely.
- If you dressing is too thick, simply add an extra tbsp of water and blend.
- Serving Size: 1 tbsp
- Calories: 50
- Sugar: 1
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 1g
Keywords: healthy green goddess dressing, homemade green goddess dressing, vegan green goddess dressing
What is a substitute for tahini?
Hi Tara, If you don’t have tahini you can substitute with 2 tbsp olive oil