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Zesty Lemon Cashew Green Goddess Dressing Recipe – No Oil

green goddess salad dressing in a pint mason jar tall spoon in jar with 2 lemon halves, parsley and 7 cashew halves on a blue counter with white back splash.

Green Goddess is a creamy, tangy, zesty dressing with the perfect balance of fresh parsley, ginger, cashew, and lemon flavor. Creamy and flavorful, vegan dressing with no oil. Bursting with fresh parsley and herb flavor!

Who needs oil when you can use fresh herbs and nuts to create the creamiest, most sensuous dressing around? That’s what I thought. And then I went ahead and threw in some extra great stuff like parsley, ginger, lemon juice, and cashews to make it extra creamy. A delicious homemade plant based salad dressing.

Created in San Francisco, CA, in the 1960s, this dressing uses the freshest ingredients to create a round, smooth, and creamy salad dressing. Used today by many restaurants and caterers, its tangy flavor pairs perfectly with every type of green leafy vegetable.

Uses for Zesty Lemon Cashew Green Goddess Dressing

  • Fresh Garden Salad
  • All Green Salad – Green Goddess Salad (recipe coming soon)
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Tomato & Cucumber Salad
  • Baked potato
  • Mini red skinned potatoes
two lemon halves parsley springs and 7 cashew halves on a blue counter

Ingredients:

  • Parsley
  • Ginger fresh
  • Cashew nuts soaked in hot water
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh basil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • White vinegar
  • Natural yeast
  • Water
  • Onion
green goddess salad dressing in a pint mason jar with 2 lemon halves, parsley and 7 cashew halves on a blue counter with white back splash pouring the dressing in the jar

How to Make DIY Salad Dressing Green Goddess

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. Soak the cashews in hot water for 10 minutes or overnight in cool water in the fridge.
  3. Wash the parsley and basil.
  4. In a blender add the parsley, ginger, cashews, parsley, maple syrupy, lemon, vinegar, natural yeast, and water.
  5. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until thick and creamy.
green goddess dressing in round bowl on white table with 2 white salad plates with fresh green lettuce, mixed colored tomatoes croutons 2 forks a lemon parsley and ginger root also on the table top down view

Green Goddess Dressing is one of those recipes that’s so easy to make and so delicious, that you’ll never want to buy it again. It’s also a great way to add some color to your salads!

It’s a Vegan-friendly recipe and can be oil-free if you use water instead of oil for blending. This dressing is also great as a dip for veggies or crackers, or on sandwiches.

Add this dressing to your favorite salad recipe for a nutritious meal. It pairs well with spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers – just toss in whatever veggies you have on hand!

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green goddess salad dressing in a pint mason jar with 2 lemon halves, parsley and 7 cashew halves on a blue counter with white back splash.

Zesty Lemon Cashew Green Goddess Dressing Recipe – No Oil

Green Goddess is a creamy, tangy, zesty dressing with the perfect balance of fresh parsley, ginger, cashew, and lemon flavor. Creamy and flavorful, vegan dressing with no oil. Bursting with fresh parsley and herb flavor!

  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of parsley
  • 2 inches of ginger fresh
  • 1/2 cup of cashew nuts soaked in hot water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • the juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yeast
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion

For Green Goddess Salad:

  • 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup of red quinoa
  • 1 cup of chopped romaine
  • 1 cup of thin-sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup of chopped English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of green onion
  • 1 cup of small chopped broccoli

Instructions

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. Soak the cashews in hot water for 10 minutes or overnight in cool water in the fridge.
  3. Wash the parsley and basil.
  4. In a blender add the parsley, ginger, cashews, parsley, maple syrupy, lemon, vinegar, natural yeast, and water.
  5. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until thick and creamy.Β 

Notes

  • This dressing while delicious can be a little on the bitter side. If you like a sweeter dressing add a few more tablespoons of maple syrup.Β 
  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: salad dressing
  • Method: blender
  • Diet: Vegan

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