Here is another version of my goddess dressing that I created since my book was published. This one is MUCH more like Annie's Brand Goddess Dressing (in taste) but actually much lower in fat then either the real Annie's, or the one in my book. Oh and of course the real Annies is NOT gluten free -- but mine is. (Too bad for Annies. My daughter wrote to them when we first became GF and begged them to offer a GF version. All they had to do was change the soy sauce to tamari -- but we got a form letter back, basically indicating they were too busy to consider our recommendation. We were so disappointed then -- but now I am glad, because it forced me to figure out how to make it myself and my recipe is lower in fat and much less expensive.
The only disadvantage of this one over the version published in my book, is that since this one uses prepared tahini -- instead of raw unhulled sesame seeds -- it will have less then one tenth the amount of calcium as the one in my book. But truthfully -- this one does taste better!
This recipe will yeild two and three quarters cups of finished dressing, which may sound like a lot -- until you make yourself a nice big bowl of salad (aim for one pound of raw leafy greens each day!) Trust me your box of greens will go FAST when you have this dressing on hand -- and I just love seeing my children gobble up the boxes of mixed baby greens that I bring home.
Put into blender:
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 cloves of garlic (coarsely chopped)
- 3 TBS wheat-free tamari (San J makes a great one)
- 3 TBS lemon juice
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (use the real stuff -- not some flavored junk)
- 1 TBS onion powder
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (this is a must -- to make it thick without oil)
Now blend on high until smooth. It will store for weeks in the refrigerator. If it thickens too much after sitting in the fridge -- add a few teaspons of water to thin it.
Ok so guess how much fat is in this?
Per TBS 1.5 gm fat
But no one eats that little amount, (or else your salads are just WAY TOO SMALL) so multiply that times 4 and here is how much fat there is in each quarter cup:
just 6 gms of fat!