Green Goddess Basil Sauce

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

Made with a tahini base, this spin on a classic green goddess dressing is amped up with fresh basil flavor. It is entirely plant-based and nut-free, and it can be thrown together in under five minutes and made ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and use it as a salad dressing or vegetable dip or drizzle it over grain bowls, roasted or grilled vegetables, and pasta.

Sherrie Castellano

Makes: 1 cup


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • Juice of two lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Fill a food processor with the tahini, parsley, chives, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, milk, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  2. The recipe makes for a thicker sauce—simply add a little more liquid for a thinner consistency.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Alina November 17, 2015
Had the same question as well as the commenters above, thank you for asking. The sauce looks incredible and would love to make this for a dinner party I have coming up.
Pat B. August 29, 2015
Hi, this recipe looks amazing, can you freeze for later use? Thanks
Julie August 20, 2015
How long will this keep in the refrigerator?
Author Comment
Sherrie C. August 20, 2015
Hi Julie, up to 5 days. See author notes above, by clicking 'more'.