Wow! This Green Goddess Salad is flat-out yummy! It has become an instant hit with only three simple ingredients plus our amazing Green Goddess Salad Dressing and the optional but highly recommended Baked Tortilla Chips. This fast and easy salad is vegan and oil-free. That's right... there's no added oil!
This salad is perfect for taking to parties, potlucks, and family gatherings. It's one of those dishes that appeal to most everyone—vegans and non-vegans. Don't get me wrong; you can make this into lunch or as a starter for dinner. You can't go wrong with this Green Goddess Salad.
A big shout out to Melissa Ben-Ishay of Baked By Melissa. This salad is an oil-free spin on her original recipe that went viral on Tik Tok in 2021.
Green Goddess Salad is made with 5 key ingredients
- Green onion
- Green Goddess Dressing
- Oven Baked Tortilla Chips (optional, but recommended)
How to Make Green Goddess Salad
This salad is super easy to make. If you already have the Green Goddess Dressing prepared, it takes 7 to 15 minutes to make this salad, depending on the sharpness of your knife and knife skills chopping. If you don't have the dressing prepared, it takes about 20 minutes to whip up. So, while your cashews are softening, you can get to chopping. And believe me, there's a lot of chopping!
- Finely chop the cabbage on one side, rotate 90 degrees, and chop the other way.
- Dice the cucumber by cutting the cucumber the long way into strips, then rotate 90 degrees and chop the other way.
- Chop the green onions, both green and white parts.
- Put everything into a large bowl.
- Add Green Goddess Dressing and stir well to combine. Salt to taste.
Serve with Baked Tortilla Chips, if using, and enjoy!
Other Toppings and Additions
The Baked Tortilla Chips are amazing with this salad. Some other wonderful additions to this salad are cherry tomatoes, shelled edamame, chopped or shredded carrots, minced jalapeno for heat, and sliced avocado. Another way to boost the nutrient density even more (as if you need to), would be to sprinkle some hemp seeds (hearts) on top.
Frequently Asked Questions
Green goddess salad is reminiscent of a slaw. The cabbage and cucumber give it a nice cool crunch. At the same time, the dominant flavor is the green goddess dressing. This recipe uses a sauce made with fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, and cashews. So it's fresh, light and creamy, and with the right amount of acid. The coconut aminos in the dressing give it a small amount of salt with umami notes. The green onion in both the dressing and the salad gives it a slight oniony flavor without overbearing.
Yes, this green goddess salad is healthy. This salad is rich in fiber, vitamins C and K, as well some B-vitamins like folic acid, B6 and thiamin. This green goddess salad recipe is also low in sodium, because it uses a small amount of coconut aminos instead of salt. Also, cabbage is high in a phytochemical called glucosinolates which has been shown to stop free radicals.
This salad keeps well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freezing is not recommended.
This yummy salad is also one of our favorite quick and healthy vegan meals.
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