There’s a reason why this Green Goddess Salad is going viral on all the social media platforms! It’s flavorful, easy, and addictive and loaded with healthy green at only 93 calories per serving! Simple ingredients – plus a creamy homemade salad dressing!
Who says that eating salad has to be boring? This Green Goddess Salad recipe is the best way to make a simple and flavorful dinner.
This most definitely isn’t your boring salad recipe. This is one that everyone in the whole family will love. Fast, simple, fresh, and addictive. Get ready!
While this is a great side dish option to pair with any meal, it’s also one that you can easily enjoy as a main entree itself. It’s the perfect option to eat, no matter how you want it to eat it.
TO MAKE THIS GREEN GODDESS SALAD RECIPE YOU’LL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
- Cabbage or iceberg lettuce, chopped
- Arugula chopped
- Baby spinach, chopped
- Persian cucumbers chopped
- Green onions, sliced
- Chives or green onions, finely sliced
- Greek yogurt
- Cilantro (or parsley)
- Green onion, sliced
- Cloves garlic
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Rice vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
HOW TO MAKE CLASSIC GREEN GODDESS SALAD
For the dressing: Add the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Keep pulsing as needed until there are no lumps.
To make the salad: Finely chop or slice all the ingredients and place in a large salad bowl. You can chop them all by hand, or save time and buy the greens chopped and prepped.
Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss to combine. Sprinkle with shredded or shaved parmesan cheese if desired. Serve immediately.
What does green goddess salad taste like?
There are actually a lot of fun flavors to this dish. It’s creamy, it’s light and refreshing, and the yogurt paired with the citrus flavors adds quite a flavorful punch.
Can I make this salad in advance?
You can! If you want to save time prepping, you can absolutely make this salad in advance. Any time that you can chop and combine ingredients, it lets the flavors come together before serving.
If you do prep and make portions of this salad ahead of time, try to not make it more than one day in advance so that it tastes fresh and delicious.
Can I add salad toppings to this recipe?
That’s the fun thing about making a salad. Even though it might be viral and popular because of the original recipe, don’t forget that recipes can easily be altered!
You can add any type of salad topping that you want, so have fun and go for it. Croutons, pita chips, sunflower seeds, shredded cheese – all great options.
What can I use in place of Greek yogurt?
If you don’t have Greek yogurt, sour cream can be used instead. They both have the same texture and flavor. You can easily swap them out with one another without any type of issues.
Just make sure that you get Greek yogurt that isn’t flavored – or the entire recipe isn’t going to work!
Since you’re using so many different types of greens and lettuce options in this recipe, buy whatever you can at the store already prepped. You can buy lettuce and spinach that are washed, diced, and ready to combine, which will save you so much time and stress.
You can also use a combination of iceberg and cabbage to give this salad a unique flavor and crunch. The cabbage will have more of a crunch to it, but the lettuce does add a nice flavor and a lovely bright green hue to this dish.
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Green Goddess Salad
- 2-3 cups cabbage or iceberg lettuce chopped
- 1 cup arugula chopped
- 1 cup baby spinach chopped
- 2-3 Persian cucumbers small and chopped
- green onions sliced (1 bunch)
- ¼ cup chives or green onions, chopped
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup spinach
- ¼ cup cilantro or parsley
- ¼ cup basil
- 1 green onion sliced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- For the dressing: Add the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Keep pulsing as needed until there are no lumps.
- To make the salad: Finely chop or slice all the ingredients and place in a large salad bowl. You can chop them all by hand, or save time and buy the greens chopped and prepped.
- Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss to combine. Sprinkle with shredded or shaved parmesan cheese if desired. Serve immediately.
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