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. —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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Sherrie Castellano is a former health coach turned food writer, photographer and pop-up chef based in St. Louis, MO. A collection of Sherrie's recipes, stories and images can be found on her Saveur Blog Award nominated website With Food + Love. She is a contributor to the Midwest food publication FEAST Magazine and has created content for brands like Absolut, Better Homes and Gardens, Chobani, Driftless Magazine, Food52, LaCroix, Livestrong, Self, Shape, Urban Outfitters, Vegetarian Times and Wolf Gourmet amongst others.