Wow after trying this Green Goddess Salad Recipe I changed the way I thought about cabbage and cucumbers.
If you haven’t tried it yet my friend, well then gird your loins as I think you’ll be so amazed at how fresh, crunchy and flavorful this salad is. And rather moorish too!
So What is Green Goddess Salad?
It’s pretty well a salad that has mostly green vegetable ingredients. It’s lavishly tossed with green goddess dressing, so everything looks very fresh and green. Honesty there are loads of variations and recipes to this Green Goddess Salad Recipe.
This Green Goddess Salad originated from Melissa from Baked by Mellissa, here is the original recipe and has been making this salad for a few years. After making it for a friends she was bombarded with requests for the recipe.
When Melissa first popped it on TikTok in September 2021, it went viral with 22 million views and she appearance on the TODAY Show In 2022 sharing her recipe with us all.
One of the top 6 most-googled recipes.
The Salad Ingredients
All the salad ingredients are chopped rather finely. This makes it easy to grab a spoonful or crackers and get munching.
Cabbage – This humble green vegetable gets to be the star attraction of the show. Chopped finely it’s such a crunchy element to the salad.
Cucumbers – Around 4 Lebanese (or Persian) cucumbers are perfect. Chopped finely.
Shallots – Or Scallions. More green and just the right amount of onion flavour.
Chives – Tiny with more greenness to make this salad tasty.
Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and pour over the salad dressing.
Ingredients for the Green Goddess Salad Dressing
Dressing Ingredients for Green Goddess Salad
You can mix things up and create your own version of a green dressing. The original recipe is vegan but we’ve popped in some Greek Yoghurt to make this even more creamy.
Basil Leaves – we picked ours straight from the garden but feel free to use a bunch from the supermarket. Or try baby spinach leaves if you have them on hand.
Parsley Leaves – Yet another green element that makes this salad so vibrant.
Lime Juice – Nice and zesty.
Olive Oil – We used the lighter version of olive oil but feel free to use grapeseed or normal extra virgin olive oil.
Greek Yoghurt – Add a creamy element to the dressing but without taking over.
Rice Wine Vinegar – light but with just the right amount of zing for a salad.
Garlic – fresh clove
Salt and Pepper – just a pinch of each to season
Pour all your wet ingredients into the blender or food processor first. Then add the rest of the ingredients.
This helps ensure that it all gets blended together perfectly.
Green Goddess Salad Recipe Video
Green Goddess Salad Recipe
Gird your loins as you’ll be so amazed at how fresh, crunchy and flavorful this salad is. And rather moorish too!
- ¼ green cabbage
- 4 Lebanese cucumbers
- 4 shallots
- ½ cup chopped chives finely
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1 cup parsley leaves
- 2 tabs lime juice fresh
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ cup Greek Yoghurt plain
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tabs rice wine vinegar
- ¼ cup cashews
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper freshly ground
- water to thin if necessary *
Finely chop the cabbage and pop into a largish bowl.
Then finely chop the cucumbers and add to the cabbage
Slice the shallots into fine slices and also a ¼ cup finely chopped chives and add to the bowl.
Into a food processor or blender add all the liquid ingredients - olive oil, lime juice, honey, Greek yoghurt and vinegar.
Then add the rest of the ingredients on top.
Blitz till the dressing becomes lovely and green. If the dressing is too thick add a little water if necessary and blend again.
Pour over your salad ingredients and serve. *note
- Add a little water to thin out the dressing if needed though a thick dressing makes this Green Goddess Salad so luxurious.
- If you would like to serve this salad at a later time, leave off the dressing until ready to serve.
Variations and Additions
Pine nuts –Pine nuts can enhance any salad, and the Green Goddess Salad is no exception. To get the most flavour lightly toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat for two minutes before adding them to the salad just prior to eating.
Avocado – you can never go wrong with avocado. Sliced and layered on top this add yet another green element and your guest will love it.
Cherry Tomatoes – change it up with halved cherry tomatoes.
Crackers – try this salad with corn chips, crackers, fresh cut veggies or as a dip. Makes for a very healthy party food option.
Greens – you don’t always have to use cabbages as the base for the Green Goddess Salad. Try other greens such as robust lettuce like the cos variety.
Feta – that creaminess of the feta gives another texture to the salad. Sprinkle or chunked on top give a great visual look too.
Parmesan Cheese – add some lightly grated parmesan to the dressing right before blending. Adds yet another dimension to the flavour.
Bacon – crispy fried and crunchy. Yum.
Grilled Chicken – to make this salad more of meal add some sliced grilled chicken which adds a little bit of protein.
How To Store
Keep the salad undressed in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container. If you’ve already dressed your salad it’s probably best eaten the day it’s made or the next day. It can tend to get a little bit watery as the cucumbers release some moisture over time.
Store in an air tight jar in the fridge. The dressing can last for up to 5 days depending on the freshness of your ingredients. You may need to take it out of the fridge at least 20 minutes prior to serving to allow for softening. If you don’t use the Greek yoghurt then the salad dressing may last a little bit longer.
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