Check out this copycat recipe for Annie’s Goddess dressing! We love to buy Goddess dressing at the grocery store, but it’s so expensive! After eating a couple of salads, half the dressing is gone. We’ve been purchasing it for years, however, without stopping to think that we might easily be able to make it at home for less than half the price.
Since we recently found ourselves with a rather large container of tahini (sesame paste, for the uninitiated) we wracked our brains to determine what to do with it. Fortunately, we thought about the Goddess dressing we like so much, checked out some recipes, and decided to try our own hand at it. The dressing is perfect for salads, brown rice, stir-fries, or anything that could use a bit of earthy pizzazz. And it only takes a few minutes to make! Try it, you’ll be delighted.
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1/2 cup tahini
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (use the good kind, with the “Mother”)
2 tablespoons tamari
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons sesame oil (or toasted sesame oil, which will make it taste even closer to the Annie’s brand)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about one lemon)
3 cloves minced garlic
water as needed to thin dressing
Okay, here’s the easy part! Pour all of the ingredients into your blender or food processor. Add water one tablespoon at a time. Pulse until everything is thoroughly combined, and your dressing has achieved a creamy consistency. It will look just gorgeous!
If your mixture is too thick, add a bit of extra water. If it is too thick, pour in a little more tahini. Taste the mixture, and adjust flavor as necessary.
Some folks like extra garlic, so if that’s your jam, have at it. A few bold, adventurous souls like to put a splash or two of sriracha in their dressing, to make it spicy. But please follow our recipe pretty much to the letter if you want your Goddess dressing to taste like the bottles you purchase at the grocery store.
As we mentioned above, you can feel free to pour this dressing on everything in sight. You are only limited by your imagination. It should keep well in your refrigerator, securely covered, for about a week. You’ll have a plentiful amount, so it will most likely last that long.
You may never want to go back to store-bought Goddess dressing again. The fresh version is ever so much tastier, and considerably more economical! And this is a great way to use up that extra tahini so it won’t just sit in the back of your cabinet or refrigerator. Enjoy!
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