This Tahini Goddess Dressing is inspired by The Chopped Leaf’s goddess dressing. My version includes fresh herbs making it taste a little more fresh and flavourful.
This Tahini Goddess Dressing gets its creaminess from tahini and a touch of olive oil. The punchy flavour comes from a blend of fresh herbs (dill, parsley, and chives), lemon juice and garlic. A touch of sesame oil and soy sauce adds umami, making this dressing incredibly flavourful.
This simple dressing takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Many of the ingredients are pantry staples. You could easily get away with dried herbs and bottled lemon juice if you needed to.
Tahini is widely available in most grocery stores. Sometimes it can still be difficult to track down (depending on the store you’re shopping at.) I buy mine from Superstore, our go-to grocery store. I buy mine from the “ethnic aisle”. I’ve also found it in the natural food aisle but it’s far more expensive there. The tahini found in ethnic grocers or ethnic food aisles are typically cheaper than those found in natural food sections. (Budget tip: the same goes for coconut oil!) As a last resort, I’ve also seen tahini in the same section as the nut butters, but again, it’s usually more expensive there.
This dressing doesn’t have an overwhelming tahini flavour. The olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, fresh herbs, sesame oil and soy sauce really rounds out the flavour. The end result tastes creamy, and tangy and delicious. It’s hard to pinpoint the tahini as a major flavour. It just tastes really really good, you know? (Head on down to recipe notes if you really don’t like tahini though…)
This Tahini Goddess Dressing goes with anything and everything. We’ve enjoyed it on salads, power bowls, and in wraps. It’d also be perfect in sandwiches, with crudite or chips, or on roasted or steamed veggies. This week I’ll share a bowl recipe where this dressing is oh-so good. In the meantime, this Vegan Tahini Goddess Dressing would be the perfect topping for our Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl (one of our most popular and loved recipes!)
Our next recipe will be a copycat version of The Chopped Leaf’s No. 2 Bowl, using this Tahini Goddess Dressing. Watch out for that one later this week!
Vegan Tahini Goddess Dressing
Yield 1 cup
This Tahini Goddess Dressing gets its punchy flavour from fresh herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and a touch of sesame oil and soy sauce. This creamy and tangy dressing is a great addition to a variety of meals. Add it to salads, wraps, sandwiches, and power bowls (like our Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl).
- ¼ cup (60ml) tahini
- ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
- 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
- 3 tbsp (45ml) water
- 1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp (15ml) finely chopped fresh dill
- 1 tbsp (15ml) finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 tbsp (15ml) finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tsp (5ml) sesame oil
- ¼ tsp (1.25ml) salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Taste and adjust seasoning to suit your liking.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
Refrigeration and storage notes: Once prepared, refrigerate this dressing. Enjoy within 7 days of preparing. Once chilled, the tahini and oils in the dressing will thicken up. For a thinner consistency, allow it to warm to room temperature. You can run your container of dressing under hot water to bring it back to the original consistency. You could also thin the dressing with a little water, but this will dilute the flavour. Be sure to taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
Reducing the tahini: If you dislike the flavour of tahini, you can substitute some of it with vegan mayo. This dressing really doesn’t taste strongly of tahini so I encourage you to try the recipe as is first!
The Chopped Leaf copycat Goddess Dressing: Reduce or omit the fresh herbs in this version.
Allergen notes (gluten-free/nut-free): This recipe can be made gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free tamari in place of soy sauce. It’s also nut free, but does contain sesame seeds (tahini).
Courses Dips and Sauces, Lunch and Dinner
Serving Size 2 tbsp
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Sodium 130.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 0.3 g
Protein 1.6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.