Packed with crisp cabbage, refreshing cucumbers, scallions, crunchy pistachios, and wholesome Green Goddess dressing, this TikTok Green Goddess salad is bursting with fresh flavors and nutritious green goodness. This simple version is without anchovies or avocado!
Ingredients For Green Goddess Salad
This recipe is vegetarian and has no anchovies compared to other popular green goddess salads.
- Cucumbers - small cucumbers, Dutch, English cucumbers, and Persian cucumbers. Peel cucumbers for a creamier taste. P.S. some smaller cucumbers may have tougher, more bitter skin.
- Green cabbage - choose cabbage with softer leaves. Alternatively, Napa cabbage or romaine lettuce can be used instead.
- Green onions - you can also add sweet onion here but I prefer green onions.
- Pistachios - unsalted and toasted pistachios rather than in their raw form. Other options: sunflower, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts.
- Extra mix-ins - avocado will add a pleasant creaminess to the salad, red onion for more sharp ''zing'', or cherry/plum tomatoes for a boost of flavor. Feta cheese, goat cheese or creamy camembert will also add a yummy salty and tangy twist. Or leave it to serve separately as the salad dressing already contains salty capers.
- Green Goddess Salad Seasoning - all the seasoning will come from the dressing and you don’t have to add anything else.
The full recipe and ingredients can be found in the recipe card below this post.
CUCUMBER TIP: For salads, choose long cucumbers—they're less watery and have better flavor. Excess water dilutes dressing, reducing flavor.
Green Goddess Salad Dressing
Essentially, green goddess salad dressing is a healthy low-carb salad dressing with lots of herbs. You can find our recipe here.
This green dressing typically consists of creamy and tangy ingredients combined in a food processor: lemon or lime juice, yogurt, fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil. But of course, many creamy or olive-based salad dressings will work here too.
How To Make Green Goddess Salad
Make my vegetarian green goddess salad dip for the dressing.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cabbage, cucumbers, and green onions.
Add the dressing and mix to combine.
Alternatively, you can serve the salad with the dressing on the side.
Garnish with pistachios.
What Does the Green Goddess Dressing Taste Like?
Green goddess salad dressing typically consists of creamy and tangy ingredients such as lemon juice, yogurt, herbs, garlic, and olive oil.
The tasting notes are somewhat earthy, mostly bright and fresh flavors, bright, and lots of green herbal notes.
- Add the dressing last. Add dressing just before serving or serve separately to keep salad crisp. Prevents sogginess and allows customization of dressing amount per serving.
- Adjust dressing consistency to taste. For thinner dressing, add water or lemon juice; for thicker, increase yogurt or reduce olive oil. Customize to suit your preference.
Freezing And Storing Cabbage Salad
- To Store. Salad lasts 2-3 days in fridge. Store in airtight container in lower fridge section to avoid wilting. Keep salad and dressing separate.
- To Make Ahead. Mix salad veggies and make dressing, store separately in fridge for 2-3 days.
Leftover cabbage? Follow these tips on how store cabbage so it can last longer.
- Green Goddess Salad Without Spinach - spinach is in the dressing. You can substitute spinach with arugula, kale, watercress, or more herbs if needed.
- Green Goddess Salad With No Nuts - we like the addition of crunchy elements like toasted pistachios, but these are optional or can be served on the side.
- This salad can be made vegan if you use plant-based yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. We also like this salad with low-carb Tahini Dressing.
- Add-ons - we love crunchy bacon, parmesan cheese, feta cheese, or grilled or simply cooked chicken or taco meat (serve it similar to my taco salad). For vegetarians, scrambled or pan-fried tofu will add some great nutrition too.
- Guacamole green goddess salad - add 1-2 cups of chopped ripe avocado or mix mashed avocado into salad dressing (in this case, you may need to add more olive oil or water to thin out the dressing).
- Other veggies you can add - cooked Brussels sprouts (try my recipe for air fryer brussels sprouts), cauliflower, green bell pepper, kale, spinach, cucumbers, or cooked zucchini.
- Roasted chickpeas - will add a delicious crunch to this healthy green salad.
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TikTok Green Goddess Salad
For the salad
- 4 cups green cabbage, shredded
- 2 small cucumbers, sliced into ¼ inch rounds and quartered
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced,
- 2 tablespoons toasted pistachios
For the dressing
- Green Goddess Dip
- Make my vegetarian green goddess salad dip for the dressing.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cabbage, cucumbers, and green onions.
- Add 1 recipe of green goddess salad dressing and mix to combine. Alternatively, you can serve the salad with the dressing on the side.
- Garnish with pistachios.
ADD YOUR OWN PRIVATE NOTES
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.
Full Nutrition Disclaimer can be found here.