If you have been anywhere near TikTok and social media, then it is no doubt that you’ve already got an eyeful of Bakedbymelissa’s Viral Green Goddess Salad recipe! It is all over my FYP, and I am pretty sure it is all over yours, too!
A green goddess has never looked so appetizing! Intrigued yet? You guys are seriously in for a treat!
Viral Green Goddess Salad
My version of the viral TikTok Green Goddess Salad includes avocado and yogurt. I honestly think this addition brings a WOW factor to the dressing, that is not to be missed!
This recipe is super versatile! Enjoy it as a salad or dip, and sprinkle your personal touch by mixing it up with some protein and switching up the greens.
An amazingly delicious low-carb nutritious quick meal? Heck yeah!
And who said salads are boring?
What Is The Green Goddess Salad?
It is important to know that any salad tossed in the green goddess dressing is called a Green Goddess salad. So our focus here is solely on that amazing green dressing!
The birth of this green beauty originated in San Francisco in 1923, when chef Philip Roemer decided to pay tribute to actor George Arliss and his famous play titled “The Green Goddess”.
The original dressing contained anchovies, parsley, scallions, tarragon, tarragon vinegar, mayonnaise, and chives. The recipe knew many crazy variations from all across the world; but the taste remains one of the greatest!
This Personal Spin On a Classic Won’t Disappoint!
What Does The Viral Green Goddess Salad Taste Like?
I am here to reassure you that it is completely okay to be a little skeptical when in face with this green beauty. A finely chopped green salad with a creamy green dressing? Um…. What?
But rest assured because this salad deserves all the hype it is getting! The creamy dressing has a herby and fresh taste. And if you took my advice and added yogurt, then you’ll notice some tanginess in there.
A fresh burst to get your body and soul going for the day!
Recipe Variations You Must Try!
Although this Green Goddess Salad recipe is an already creative take on the original, it won’t hurt allowing you your own space to sprinkle a dash of your personality onto this dish! Here are some recipe variations you absolutely must try!
Make this a full rounded meal by adding some protein like a diced chicken breast or tofu.
Craving a spicy aftertaste? No worries! Dice 2-3 jalapeños peppers, and feel those flames seep right into your taste buds!
Finally, swap those greens with your vegetables of choice! Shredded brussels sprouts, spinach, Romain lettuce, and kale are great options for your salad!
A Vibrant Dressing Loaded With Flavors
Here’s How To Eat Your Green Goddess Salad!
Now I am sure you can absolutely enjoy this viral Green Goddess Salad in its own glory, but a game of mix and match with food is always fun to play! So ditch the fork, because I have a few ways to eat that green goodness you absolutely must try!
Enjoy your meal with some homemade or store-bought tortilla chips! Leftover stale bagels work too! Simply cut your bagels into slices, drizzle some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt & pepper and your preferred choice of seasoning. Bake in the oven until golden and enjoy!
Also, this recipe goes great with rice cakes, crackers, toast, or pita!
Finally, give your meal a Mexican vibe by pairing it with some fish tacos. You can also go for a healthier option by placing your salad in lettuce wraps. The crunch is just soul-satisfying!
Tips For Perfect Results
Tip 1: If you are making this salad ahead of time, then refrain from adding the avocado and plain yogurt until you are ready to consume.
Tip 2: Pour your dressing slowly so you don’t end up with an overdressed salad. If you have extra dressing on hand, then use it as a dip with roasted or raw veggies.
Tip 3: If you are allergic to nuts, then substitute your nuts with pumpkin seeds. The taste is literally mind-blowing!
Tip 4: Top your salad off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a nutty taste.
Tip 5: Nutritional yeast goes wonderfully with this recipe, but if you don’t have any at hand, you can use parmesan cheese.
Greens Never Tasted Better!
Frequently Asked Questions
Sure you can! If you are looking for a vegan meal, then simply omit the plain yogurt and the parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Nutritional yeast is used in vegan cooking and contains loads of health benefits. It has a nutty or cheesy flavor, and can be sprinkled over your favorite dish for a cheesy flavoring.
To store your leftovers, place them in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Don’ worry about it being coated in dressing, it won’t affect the taste or texture.
Enjoy It Alone or With Some Tortilla Chips!
The Ingredients You Will Need
For The Salad
- Napa Cabbage or small white cabbage
- baby cucumbers (or large cucumber)
- green onions or scallions
For The Dressing
- basil leaves
- spinach leaves
- plain yogurt (optional)
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- nuts of your choice (I used walnuts)
- Nutritional Yeast or parmesan cheese
- rice vinegar
Extra Dressing? A perfect Dip For Veggies and Chips!
Follow The Directions
First, finely chop your cabbage of choice. I used Napa cabbage, but you can stick to the original way and use white cabbage. Then chop the cucumbers, green onions, and chives and place in a bowl.
Next, in a blender drop some basil, spinach, avocado, garlic, shallot, plain yogurt (optional), lemon, olive oil, walnuts, nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese, rice vinegar, and salt.
Then, blend for a few minutes until you have a creamy consistency. Get a taste and adjust salt to your liking.
Finally, pour over the salad bowl and mix. Enjoy alone or with chips.
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TikTok’s Viral Green Goddess Salad
For The Salad
- ½ Napa Cabbage or 1 small white cabbage. finely chopped
- 3-4 baby cucumbers or 1 large cucumber
- ¼ cup chives chopped
- 1 bundle green onions or Scallions chopped
- Finely chop cabbage of choice. I used Napa cabbage, but you can stick to the original way and use white cabbage. Then chop the cucumbers, green onions, and chives and place in a bowl.
- To a blender add Basil, spinach, avocado, garlic, shallot, plain yogurt (optional), lemon, olive oil, walnuts, nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese, rice vinegar, and salt.
- Blend for a few minutes until you have a creamy consistency. Get a taste and adjust salt to your liking.
- Pour over the salad bowl and mix. Enjoy alone or with chips.
- If you are making this salad ahead of time, then refrain from adding the avocado and plain yogurt until you are ready to consume.
- Pour your dressing slowly so you don’t end up with an overdressed salad. If you have extra dressing on hand, then use it as a dip with roasted or raw veggies.
- If you are allergic to nuts, then substitute your nuts with pumpkin seeds. The taste is literally mind-blowing!
- Top your salad off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a nutty taste.
- Nutritional yeast goes wonderfully with this recipe, but if you don’t have any at hand, you can use parmesan cheese.