a successful experiment: i’m the goddess salad dressing

After being at the gym, I wanted a nice healthy lunch and I wanted my favorite dressing on my salad. Alas, my fridge didn’t have any Annie’s Goddess Salad Dressing and I didn’t feel like a bike ride in the pouring rain to the store and back for some of Annie’s goodness. The website lists the ingredients being: expeller-pressed canola oil, water, tahini, soy sauce, lemon juice, salt, garlic, toasted sesame seeds, parsley, chives, and xanthan gum. I don’t know about the xantham gum, but I had many of the same ingredients in my own cupboard and decided to come up with my own look-a-like blend. The results were surprisingly similar and I’ll definitely keep this recipe on hand for all my salad needs & wants. Tangy, fresh and I don’t need a cold, wet bike ride to get the salad dressing I want! Perfect.

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12 comments to “a successful experiment: i’m the goddess salad dressing”

  1. 1
    Rachel   January 30, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    Yum! that goddess dressing is my favorite. it’s good in tuna salad and in scrambled eggs too!

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    Rorie   January 30, 2006 at 8:16 am

    What?! No Xanthan Gum in your pantry? Actually, your salad dressing sounds really tasty!

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    Ivonne   January 30, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    I have thought of trying that salad dressing so many times, but never have.

    Now you’ve inspired me! Thank you!

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    kickpleat   January 31, 2006 at 11:26 am

    Rorie, it IS really good…even without the Xanthan Gum! Heehee.

    Rachel, I can’t believe how easy it was to replicate. I’ll have to give it a go in tuna salad cuz that sounds awesome.

    Ivonne, it’s totally one of my absolute favorite salad dressings!

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    Amy   January 31, 2006 at 8:32 pm

    Just glanced at your audioscrobbler. I always think folks are brave to set these up and let others know what they *really* listen to. I mean, I may blog about cool music, but what I secretly love is Britney Spears. (Joking!) Glad you liked Saw so much.

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    kickpleat   February 1, 2006 at 10:57 pm

    Ha! That’s so funny Amy, because I actually have Brittney Spears “Toxic” on my itunes (as well as a few other enjoyable but definitely cringeworthy tuens!)

    Thanks, Tania! I was totally surprised at how simple it was to recreate.

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    Tania   February 1, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve bought Annie’s “goddess” dressing! And now I don’t have to anymore!

    Yay! Thanks for sharing your culinary creativity.

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    Isil Simsek   February 9, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    This sounds fab! Thanks for sharing.

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    kickpleat   February 9, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    Isil S, these are totally fab!!

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    SusanV   January 23, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Love the name! Your dressing definitely looks closer to the real thing than mine. Xanthan gum is not all it’s cracked up to be! ;-)

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