This vegan green goddess dressing is creamy, vibrantly colorful and packed with fresh herbs. Super easy to make and divine on any salad!
This was my first time making a vegan green goddess salad dressing and I realized I have been missing out big time.
It’s a simply wonderful salad dressing with a beautifully vibrant green color.
When I was doing my research, you know, finding out what it is, (cos when I first heard the name I had no idea!), I read that it was somewhere between a caesar dressing and a ranch dressing.
So thinking of something in the middle between those two dressings, with some delicious greenery added in, well… I just knew exactly what I wanted to do.
And this is now Jaye’s latest favorite thing and he is pouring mountains of it over everything!
How To Make Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.
- It’s super easy to make.
- Add vegan mayonnaise, homemade vegan buttermilk (lemon juice with soy milk), fresh lime juice, capers, crushed garlic, salt, fresh cilantro, fresh basil, spring onions, fresh chopped chives, distilled white vinegar and maple syrup to the blender jug.
- Blend it until smooth.
- Pour it out into a container and use as a salad dressing or dip or topping for the next few days.
Can I use almond milk to make the vegan buttermilk? Yes you can.
Almond milk works fine to make buttermilk but the consistency is a little thinner than soy milk so this might make your dressing a little thinner, but this won’t be a problem on this recipe.
Should the soy or almond milk be sweetened or unsweetened to make the vegan buttermilk? Either or is usually fine! I usually have regular sweetened soy milk around and use that. The brand I use doesn’t taste sweet though.
If you have a soy milk brand that has a noticeably sweet taste then rather use an unsweetened variety.
Can I use lemon juice instead of lime juice? You can, it will of course alter the flavor profile slightly, but not in a bad way.
Can I leave out the capers? Of course if you can’t find them anywhere then sure. But if you can get them, they definitely add heaps of flavor here! This is the crossover from our vegan caesar dressing and the capers really do pack a flavor punch.
What are spring onions? They might be called salad onions or green onions or maybe even scallions where you are.
Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar? You can, but distilled white vinegar is much better tasting in this dressing. So try and get it if you can.
Why is maple syrup added? We use a tiny amount (just 1 tsp) to cut those savory flavors just right. You won’t even notice that it’s there, but it just makes the whole dressing come alive.
Can I use different fresh herbs? Sure! Parsley is good for this as well. If you’re a person who doesn’t like cilantro, switch it for parsley. And of course, experiment, any fresh green herbs could be delicious in this you’ll just have to try it and see.
This is wonderful on any salad of course, but you can also use it as a topping for baked potatoes or roasted vegetables. It also works great as a dip for raw veggies or chips!
Keep it stored in the fridge and enjoy within around 5 days.
More Vegan Salad Dressings
- Our tahini salad dressing is something you’ll totally fall in love with as is our tahini sauce! Yes, two different recipes for tahini dressings because that’s how much we love tahini.
- You can even make your own vegan mayo and we have a great recipe for you and our vegan thousand island is wonderful as a dressing or a dip.
- Our vegan aioli is another recipe you won’t want to miss as is our cashew cream.
- And then there’s our vegan blue cheese dressing which is rich, tangy and simply divine.
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Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
- 1 cup Vegan Mayonnaise (240g)
- ¼ cup Vegan Buttermilk (60ml) 1 tsp Lemon Juice + Soy Milk up to the ¼ cup (60ml) Line*
- 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 2 tsp Capers
- ½ tsp Crushed Garlic
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Cilantro Packed
- ½ cup Fresh Basil Packed
- ¼ cup Fresh Chives Chopped
- 2 Spring Onions Chopped
- ½ tsp Distilled White Vinegar
- 1 tsp Maple Syrup
- Add the vegan mayonnaise to the blender jug.
- Mix up the vegan buttermilk by adding 1 tsp of lemon juice to a measuring jug and then adding soy milk up to the ¼ cup (60ml) line.
- Add the vegan buttermilk to the blender jug along with the lime juice, capers, crushed garlic, salt, fresh cilantro, fresh basil, chopped chives, chopped spring onions, white vinegar and maple syrup.
- Blend until perfectly mixed.
- You can make the vegan buttermilk with almond milk too, but it will result in a slightly thinner consistency for your dressing.
- Spring onions are also called green onions, salad onions or scallions.
- Keep this dressing stored in the fridge and enjoy within around 5 days.
- This recipe makes around 1 and ½ cups of green goddess dressing.