This healthy Green Goddess Tahini Dressing recipe is a delicious green herb dressing that is perfect as a sauce for Buddha Bowls, fresh salads, and as a dip for veggies and finger food snacks! It’s vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
The Best Tahini Dressing with Green Herbs
This Green Goddess Tahini Dressing is wonderfully creamy, packed with fresh herbs, and goes great with just about anything! Not only does it taste great on top of salads or in Buddha Bowls, but it’s also great as a tangy dip with fresh raw vegetables, as well as a creamy herb sauce to drizzle over any savory dishes.
If you’re looking for a way to use up vitamin-rich herbs from your garden or the market, be sure to try this recipe! It’s the perfect dressing for your next vegan meal!
What is Green Goddess Dressing?
Green Goddess Dressing is popular salad dressing in the US that is traditionally made with mayonnaise, sour cream, chervil, chives, anchovies, tarragon, lemon juice and pepper.
This vegan Green Goddess Dressing is inspired by the classic version, but is made with only plant-based ingredients. It still contains lots of fresh herbs, of course, but is made with tahini and olive oil instead of mayo and sour cream. This makes this recipe not only healthier, but also wonderfully creamy and super delicious!
Use your favorite herbs
I use parsley and spinach for this recipe, but you can also use other herbs and leafy greens like dill, chives, basil, tarragon, basil, mint, arugula or chard – There are no limits to your creativity here!
Ingredients for the Green Goddess Dressing Recipe
- Tahini: pure sesame paste for a delicious nutty flavor. Alternatively, you can use nut butter like macadamia, cashew, almond or peanut butter.
- Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil adds richness to the dip and thins it into a creamy sauce. However, feel free to use another oil such as canola, sunflower, avocado, or sesame oil.
- Fresh herbs: I always make this recipe differently, but today I use parsley and spinach. As mentioned above, you can add whatever herbs you find in your kitchen or herb garden!
- Garlic: makes for a great flavor and is always delicious and healthy anyway!
- Lemon juice: for a fresh, tangy flavor. Alternatively, you can also use lime juice or vinegar.
- Salt and pepper: for seasoning.
How to make the best Green Goddess Dressing.
As always, I recommend checking out the recipe video and these step-by-step instructions first. Then you’ll find the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card below!
Once you have all of the ingredients prepped, all you need to do is blend them using a blender or with an immersion stick blender until creamy! It only takes a few seconds and your vegan dressing is ready!
Green Goddess Dressing Serving Suggestions
This creamy Green Goddess Sauce is the perfect herb dressing for almost any dish or appetizer! Especially for the warm days, it’s the perfect bowl and salad dressing! Here are some ideas on how you can enjoy this healthy green herb sauce:
- As a dip! Pour your Green Goddess Dip into a dipping bowl and place it in your Buddha Bowl. Or serve it on a platter with fresh veggies or pita bread for dipping. The herb dip also goes well with potato fries, potato wedges or sweet potato fries.
- As a creamy spread or salad cream in sandwiches, wraps, burritos, tacos, lentil pancakes or on burgers!
- Ideal as a sauce or pesto for pasta, baked potatoes, stuffed eggplant, pizza, vegetable stir-fries, rice dishes, roasted vegetables, casseroles or for grilling.
What is the shelf life of the dressing?
Want to pimp up your weekly meal prep? This versatile dressing is perfect to make ahead of time, as it will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days! Just make sure you put it in a clean sealable jar or airtight container.
This Green Goddess Tahini Dressing is:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free (Lactose Free)
- Nut Free
- Quick and easy
- Perfect as a dip, sauce, dressing, mayo or cream substitute for many dishes!
More recipes for vegan dressings, dips and sauces
- Creamy guacamole
- Cashew dip
- Ajvar (paprika dip)
- Herb dip
- Vegan Tzatziki
- Cashew mayonnaise (vegan aioli)
- Yogurt dressing
- Sweet chili sauce
- Barbecue sauce
- Chipotle sauce
If you try this Green Goddess Tahini Sauce, feel free to leave me a comment and a star rating! And if you take a photo of your herb dressing and share it on Instagram, please tag me @biancazapatka and use the hashtag #biancazapatka because I love seeing your creations! 🙂
The Best Green Goddess Tahini DressingAuthor:
- 3 tbsp (40 ml) olive oil
- ¼ cup (60 ml) tahini
- 2 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice or 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 cloves garlic pressed
- 1 tsp yellow mustard optional
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- ½ cup (30 g) herbs e.g. basil, parsley and dill
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach or other leafy greens such as arugula or kale, optional
- 3 tbsp (40 ml) water or to desired consistency
- salt and pepper to taste
*Note: Feel free to check out the recipe video + tips + step-by-step pictures at the top of the post!
- enjoy your meal!
- Leftover dressing can be stored in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for 1 week. However, you can also freeze it.
- More helpful tips and information about the recipe, as well as plenty of serving suggestions, are at the top of the blog post!
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