Make Ahead

Green Goddess Basil Sauce

August  7, 2015
Photo by Sherrie Castellano
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. —Sher 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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Sher Castellano is the plant-based chef, endometriosis advocate and former health coach behind the award winning blog With Food + Love. Sher creates anti-inflammatory recipes to help you feel better, and explores topics of chronic illness with her honest writings. With Food + Love was a finalist in the 2015 Saveur Magazine Food Blog Awards, and has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Buzzfeed, Food and Wine, MindBodyGreen, Oprah Magazine, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, Urban Outfitters and Vegetarian Times amongst others. Sher was born and raised on the East Coast, but now calls Dallas home.