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Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

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Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

A version of this recipe previously appeared on Caramel Coated Wellness.

If you’ve ever had Green Goddess Dressing at a restaurant, you know how addictive the herb-filled, savory, and slightly tangy salad dressing can be.

Traditional versions of this dressing often contain mayonnaise, sour cream, anchovies, and other animal products which add unnecessary heaviness to what should be a light and flavorful dressing. This recipe, however, uses NO oil, a variety of fresh herbs, cashews, garlic, and white wine vinegar to create a complex flavor that is out of this world! Drizzle this dressing on salads, use as a marinade, or sandwich spread. Happy eating!

Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 3/4 Cup
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 3/4 cup arugula
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cloves garlic

Directions

1. Soak the cashews in boiling water for 30 minutes, covered. Drain and set aside.

2. Remove the tarragon and parsley leaves from the stems. Cut the garlic into quarters.

3. Place the tarragon, chives, parsley, arugula, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, maple syrup, soaked cashews, water, and garlic in a food processor.

4. Puree until a thick, smooth dressing has formed.

5. Immediately use, or store—refrigerated—in an airtight container. Salad dressing will keep for up to five days.

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Green Goddess Dressing
Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr is the founder of Caramel Coated Wellness, a whole-food, plant-based food blog and personal chef business based in North Carolina. After reading Food Over Medicine and The China Study, she decided to get more serious about her interest in helping people overcome health issues with plant-based food. Olivia graduated from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies with a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. Visit her website at caramelcoatedwellness.com or follow her on Instagram @CaramelCoatedWellness for whole-food, plant-based, and oil-free recipes.
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