By Kathy228 on July 19, 2004
Photo by Sharon123
Photo by Sharon123
"This tastes similar to the brand, "Annie's Natural Goddess Dressing." It's also great for chicken and just about anything else you can dip into it. Try it as a sandwich spread. NOTE: The recipe can be adjusted to your own taste preferences; more or less garlic or onions, etc., until you find the perfect combination of tastes to suit your family. This recipe is a good foundation recipe. NOTE 2: When using the food processor, don't blend too long which incorporates air, making the dressing very thick. Just add a little water to thin it out."
Serving Size: 1 (61 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"With a bottle of store bought Annie's Goddess Dressing by my side in the kitchen as reference, I mixed and adjusted this copycat recipe until I got it just right. My husband and I both agreed that this dressing is better than the original. You can thin it down with water if you like a more pourable salad dressing or keep thicker and use as a dip for vegetables and chips. I added one heaping tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley. (Parsley is one of the ingredients in original Annie's that is missing from this recipe.) I also made two versions: one using the two different sesame oils above and the next batch using olive oil. I use the best quality oils I can find. If you want to tone down the pronounced sesame taste a few notches use olive oil. However, we liked both versions equally. The salad dressing is best made several hours in advance to allow the ingredients to work their magic. One more thing, I was out of my homemade tahini so I used an organic brand made by the Maranatha Natural Foods' Company in Oregon. It is a roasted tahini which eliminated the need to toast the sesame seeds as indicated in the recipe. You've made friends of mine and coworkers of husband's very happy to have found this jewel of a recipe. Thank you for sharing it with 'Zaar."
"It tastes pretty good but it was SOOO thick I had to add juice from 2 lemons & an extra 1/4 cup of water."
"Very Good recipe. Thank you so much for posting. I used Bragg's raw organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar to be more consistent with Annie's ingredients. I found that I needed a little extra lemon juice and vinegar. Looking forward to making it again and having fun tweaking it. Thanks again!"
"So good, so very fattening!"
"This really is pretty close to Annie's...which I adore and almost never buy since it's so spendy here. As some other reviewers mentioned, I too found the amount of garlic and green onion just a bit too much. I only used 3 grn onions (they were large though), next time I'd scale both of those ingredients back. I tinkered around with more of the other ingredients to lessen the garlic/onion punch, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Planning to make a potato salad with this, I think it will be great."
"I LOVE this recipe! So happy to have found it. I just spent close to $10 for two bottles of Annie's and decided to find a cheaper alternative, and finally overcome my addiction, and this recipe fit the bill!
I used organic wheat-free Tamari (soy sauce) instead of the Shoyu, and plain, unsweetened rice vinegar. I didn't have roasted sesame oil, and figured the Tahini should have enough sesame. I instead used a lite-tasting olive oil. It turned out great!"
"I am a huge fan of Simply Natural's Goddess Dressing and this recipe came the closest to matching the ingredient list on the bottle. I am sugar/honey free, so I adapted this recipe and posted it here on my blog (with a yummy falafel spinach salad recipe). http://organiquegal.com/falafel-spinach-salad-tahini-dressing-cold-weather.html"
"I love Annie's Goddess dressing, but can't afford to keep buying it! I'm so glad to have found this recipe - thank you! Maybe my garlic cloves and green onion bulbs are larger (or it's just our taste preference) but I've found that using two garlic cloves and two green onions were more than enough."
"I used apple cider vinegar because that's what is listed on Annie's ingredients. I don't recommend doing that unless you don't like that vinegar tang, which I reeeeeally do. Anyway, I added extra red wine vinegar and was able to get it to my liking. I also used tamari instead of soy sauce. I would say this is as delicious as Annie's."
"Excellent! Great as is. However as I like things tangy I added a bit more soy sauce and vinegar..personal preference.... Addicting! I love this!"
"This stuff is fantastic! I followed the ingredients and directions exactly and it was wonderful! Bye-bye Annie. Hello Kathy228!"
"It was good. But - I did not have the exact ingredients to replicate. I used 1/2c olive oil, 1/2c tahani, 1/4c apple cider vinegar, 1/2c water, 5 scallions, 1T lime juice, 4 garlic cloves, 3T 'chinese marinade', 1/2 T tamari, 2t black sesame powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2t pepper, a few T nutritional yeast powder. It is a bit too sesame-y, and a bit too garlicy. I will reduce both next time and increase vinegar and nutritional yeast powder."
"Terrific - and easily adjustable. Glad to have a home-made substitute for the bottled dressing - which I love, but I'm going broke on it! thank you!"
"A good dressing, made as written, but could be 4, or even 5 stars with some tinkering. If I were making it again, I would cut way back on the sesame oil and garlic, and boost the tahini. I think that would bring it more in line with Annie's too. It has a lot of potential!"
"Like another poster, I did find this recipe to have a little to much onion-bite. I am usually an onion lover, so that was a surprise, but I think that I will probably try the recipe again and only use 3 green onions, only using the light green and dark green parts."
"Positively addictive! We really liked this! Personally, I didn't find the taste the same as Annie's, but no matter - similar and just as good! I followed the recipe closely - except I used 3 small cloves of fresh garlic. It only made 1 1/2 cups, which I confirmed was right by adding the ingredient quantities. Also, it was very thick! I thinned it with some water plus some extra this'n'that from the recipe (Although I base my comments on the recipe exactly as written.) I really liked that everything just went into the blender - so it was easy to measure out whenever I had a minute between other dinner prep. Well, thanks very much, Kathy!"
"This dressing seemed bitter at first. I blended in a couple of teaspoons of honey. Much better but still maybe a bit too oniony for me. I may try mixing the rest with some plain yogurt."
"This is a very good salad dressing. I haven't tried "Annie's Natural Goddess Dressing" so I can't vouch for its authenticity; however, this is a good dressing. I did thin it down a little with water. I made this to go with your Chopped Salad recipe #137426."
"I had never tried this dressing before, but will be making this often now. Thank you so much for posting!"
"My new favorite dressing! The tahini makes it deliciously creamy and the garlic, vinegar, soy, etc. add so much flavor. It would work on a light romaine salad as well as a more hearty one perhaps made with kale or beans. I didn't have sesame oil so just used about a Tbsp or two of olive oil (to cut down on the calories for me.) Although this was fantastic as is, I decided to blend in a big handful of spinach to give it a nice 'green goddess' color and add some more nutritional value to my salad. I tasted both ways, and the spinach really doesn't alter the taste. Can't wait to try it as a dip and in my sandwiches. Kathy, thanks so much for this recipe!!!"