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?



Green Goddess Salad Recipe and dressing



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


Green Goddess Salad Recipe ingredients (1)


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


Green Goddess Salad Recipe ingredients


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 dressing



Green goddess salad recipe


Green Goddess Salad Recipe and dressing (1)


Green Goddess Salad Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Green Goddess Salad Recipe and dressing
Green Goddess Salad Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins

Gird your loins as you’ll be so amazed at how fresh, crunchy and flavorful this salad is. And rather moorish too!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Goddess Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 173 kcal
  • 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 *
  1. Finely chop the cabbage and pop into a largish bowl.

  2. Then finely chop the cucumbers and add to the cabbage

  3. Slice the shallots into fine slices and also a ¼ cup finely chopped chives and add to the bowl.

  1. Into a food processor or blender add all the liquid ingredients - olive oil, lime juice, honey, Greek yoghurt and vinegar.

  2. Then add the rest of the ingredients on top.

  3. Blitz till the dressing becomes lovely and green. If the dressing is too thick add a little water if necessary and blend again.

  4. Pour over your salad ingredients and serve. *note

Recipe Notes
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Green Goddess Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 579mg17%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1484IU30%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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.

More Salad Recipes

If you loooove salad and want to try something a little different then you may like our

Cauliflower Rice Salad with Turmeric Vinaigrette Dressing

Roasted Pumpkin Rocket and Feta Salad or our fab Mexican Pasta Salad. If you especially love a crunchy salad then you’ll like this Crunchy Salad with Thai Sesame Dressing

About Sonya

Green Goddess Salad Recipe 3Helloooo, I'm Sonya and I'm one of those late starter's in the exercise department. (but you know you're never too late to start). A retired beauty therapist who likes geeking out in the online world, loves 4-legged fury friends, baking and gardening.