Is a stimulating and nutritious new recipe something you're pursuing for your kitchen? To make Green Goddess Salad, read the recipe carefully. The vivid flavors and plenty of healthy ingredients in this recipe are sure to excite your taste buds and give you a healthy energy boost. We give you the lowdown on how to make the famous Green Goddess Salad at home, step-by-step, so you can satisfy your cravings for the dish.

 

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings: 4

 

Greek Goddess Salad Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 small cabbage, finely diced, or iceberg lettuce
  • 3-4 small Persian cucumbers, finely diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely sliced

Green Goddess Dressing:

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

Preparation

Wash and thoroughly dry all vegetables. Start by rinsing the cabbage, cucumbers, green onions, and chives under cold running water. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

Cooking

  1. Finely dice the vegetables: Using a sharp knife, carefully chop the cabbage into small, uniform pieces. Similarly, dice the cucumbers, green onions, and chives into fine pieces. The key is to ensure that all the vegetables are cut to a consistent size for a well-balanced salad. Finally, mix all the vegetables in a large bowl.
  2. Blend the dressing: In a blender or food processor, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, minced garlic, chopped shallot, basil leaves, spinach, nutritional yeast, walnuts, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy, ensuring that all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Adjust the dressing consistency: After blending, check the consistency of the dressing. If it's too thick, you can thin it out by adding a splash of water or more olive oil. Conversely, if it's too thin, you can add extra nutritional yeast or walnuts to thicken it up.
  4. Chill the dressing: Transfer the prepared dressing to a sealed container and refrigerate it until ready to use. Chilling the dressing will help enhance its flavors and allow it to thicken slightly, making it easier to coat the salad ingredients evenly.

Serving

Add the dressing to the bowl with the diced vegetables and mix well.

Enjoy your delicious green goddess salad on its own, on tacos, as a side with protein, or scooped up with tortilla chips!

Nutrition Facts Per One Serving:

Nutrition Facts  
one serving  
Calories: 285
Total Fat: 18.3g
Saturated Fat: 2.2g
Cholesterol: 0.01mg
Sodium: 630mg
Total Carbohydrates: 24.7g
Dietary Fiber: 10.5g
Sugars: 8.9g
Protein: 11.2g

Tips and Variations

  • You can make this green goddess salad ahead of time and store it in the fridge for two or three days.
  • If cabbage isn't your thing, try using shredded kale or chopped lettuce instead.
  • If you want to change up the flavor of the dressing, try adding almonds or pecans instead.
  • Spice things up with some crumbled firm tofu, sliced chicken breast, or crispy bacon for some extra protein and crunch.
  • To make a spicy green goddess salad, add diced jalapeños and green pepper for an extra kick.
  • For a remarkably verdant twist, try substituting shredded Brussels sprouts or spinach for the cabbage.

Conclusion

This green goddess salad will quickly become a family favorite because of its colorful presentation and invigorating flavors. This salad is perfect for anyone seeking a healthy and tasty dinner alternative, whether they are vegan or not. Take your salads of the next level by trying this out today!