Green Goddess Salad

This vegan Green Goddess Salad is flavorful and delicious! Show off your salad skills with this quick, simple and healthy recipe. The dressing will become your new favorite.

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Green Goddess Salad Recipe

I made this Green Goddess Salad last summer for my girlfriends and it knocked us all off our feet. It is a vegan pesto dressing with all the green veggies you have on hand. Feel free to improvise anywhere you see fit! Nuts, greens and oil in the dressing can be subbed out for other varieties you have on hand, and you can do that for the veggies in the salad as well. Go wild!

This salad stays delicious in the refrigerator for up to a week! It tastes great alone, but my favorite is to eat it with chips like salsa. You can also use it on sandwiches or tacos.

Ingredients for Green Goddess Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 small head of Green Cabbage
  • 3-4 baby Cucumbers (or 1 large Cucumber)
  • 1/4 cup of Chives
  • 1 bundle of Green Onions or Scallions

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Basil Leaves
  • 1 cup of Spinach Leaves
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 small Shallot
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 1/4 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Nuts of your choice (I used Cashews and Walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup of Nutritional Yeast*
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of Rice Vinegar 
  • Any extra Chives (optional)

How to Make Your Green Goddess Salad

  1. Wash and chop all of the salad ingredients with a sharp knife* as small as you would like. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Add all of the liquid salad dressing ingredients to a blender* first, and then add the rest of the dressing ingredients to the same blender.
  3. Blend until fully combined to a dressing consistency. 
  4. Pour the dressing over salad ingredients.
  5. Mix well and enjoy!


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