Enjoy a crunchy and creamy Green Goddess Salad with Dressing made with fresh cabbage, cucumber and spring onion. The salad is coated in a delicious dressing with herbs and spices for extra flavor. This salad is perfect for a light lunch or a side dish.
I discovered this recipe on TikTok, where it became a sensation thanks to Baked by Melisa. As a fan of cabbage, I decided to try it and loved it. The green goddess salad recipe is simple, satisfying and tasty! It has fresh greens, crisp veggies and a smooth herb dressing, making it a great healthy choice. It’s also vegetarian and gluten-free, and easy to whip up. I made a few variations to suit my taste and it was delicious!
What I Love About This Recipe
- It is quick and easy to make.
- This vegetarian salad is refreshing and cooling.
- It is easy to customize.
- The ingredients are budget-friendly.
Green Goddess Salad Ingredients
- White cabbage: Use crunchy fresh cabbage for the best flavor. Chop it into bite-sized pieces.
- Cucumber: Use English or mini cucumbers for this recipe. Chop them into bite-sized pieces.
- Scallions: Slice diagonally and remove the stem.
- Spinach: Use fresh spinach.
- Lemon: Select a fresh lemon for this recipe.
- Basil: Use basil to add a herby flavor to the dressing. If you don’t have basil or don’t like it then use coriander instead.
- Shallot: Add some savory flavor with a shallot. Alternatively, you can use white onion.
- Cashews: This adds a nutty flavor and a creamy texture to the dressing. If you don’t have cashews to hand, then use walnuts instead. You can also use both.
- Vinegar: To add sharp punchy flavors to the dressing.
- Nutritional yeast: For extra protein and nutrients.
- Olive oil: Use good quality olive oil for the best flavor.
- Chefs knife
- Chopping board
- Food processor
You can customize the dressing to your liking by adding or adjusting some ingredients. For example, chives are a common herb in the original recipe that add a mild onion flavor, so you can use about 1/3 cup of them if you want. Another option is to use cashews and walnuts in the dressing, which give it a nutty and creamy texture. To make the dressing suit your taste, try it and see if you need more or less of any ingredient.
How to Make Green Goddess Salad with Dressing
How to Make Green Goddess Dressing
- To make the dressing, add spinach, basil, lemon juice, walnuts, nutritional yeast, salt and vinegar to a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
Green Goddess Salad Recipe
2. To make the salad, add white cabbage, cucumber and green onion to a large salad bowl.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad.
4. Toss until well combined.
5. Serve Green Goddess Salad Bowl with tortilla chips or your favorite protein and enjoy.
Tips and Tricks
- Nuts: You can use any nuts of your choice. Some great alternatives are almonds, pistachios or pecans.
- Dressing: Feel free to make the dress ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Pour it over the veggies once you are ready to serve,
- Make ahead: You can also make the salad ahead of time and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 hours. Toss it again before serving and let it come to room temperature.
It is easy to make green goddess dressing. Simply add spinach, herbs, lemon juice, vinegar, nuts, salt, nutritional yeast and olive oil to a food processor and blend until smooth. Once the dressing is done, toss it all over a salad. Alternatively, you can serve it on the side.
Green goddess dressings vary in ingredients, but they all share a common appearance and taste: green, smooth and herbaceous.
The dressing was inspired by a 1920s play, The Green Goddess, and made by a San Francisco hotel chef for the actor George Arliss. It was green and fresh-tasting.
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Green Goddess Salad with Dressing
- ½ white cabbage
- ½ cucumber
- 4-5 scallions
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 lemon juice and zest
- 1 cup basil or coriander
- ½ white onion or shallot
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Add spinach, basil, lemon, walnuts, onions, nutritional yeast, salt to taste, vinegar and olive oil to a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add white cabbage, cucumbers and green onions to a large salad bowl.
- Pour dressing into salad and toss until combined.
- Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite protein and enjoy.