Finally, the long awaited recipe for golden goddess salad dressing is here!
The base of this dressing, where all of it’s golden flavor comes from is nutritional yeast or brewers yeast. Not the same kind of yeast you use to make bread or beer, it’s deactivated yeast, it’s found in a lot of vegan foods as a cheese flavoring substitute and is a significant source of some B vitamins. The first time I encountered nutritional yeast was from my husband; we were on Bounty and he was sprinkling what looked like yellow fish flakes on his eggs. He had it in a little glass jar with a large cork to seal it that said “hippie dust”. I didn’t really get into it until I had it sprinkled on buttered popcorn with a drizzle of soy sauce, heaven. It’s really popular on the west coast, they even have shakers of it at movie theaters in Eugene, Oregon.
I got the idea for this salad dressing my first year on Zodiac, one of the interns told me about a dressing that her dad makes. I pressed her for details, got what I needed and dove in. For whatever reason when I made this dressing for the first time I decided to measure my ingredients and take notes, back then I didn’t do that, ever, and I’m grateful I did because it was and is perfect. When people tell me how much they love this salad dressing I often think to myself “well duh, how could you not?” It’s my most requested recipe, it’s also one of the only things that I continuously make so lots of people have had it, I usually don’t repeat myself.
My husband dubbed this dressing Golden Goddess, a play on a very hippie dressing Green Goddess.
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