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Green Goddess Salad

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Tiktok Green Goddess Salad (or dip) is one of the most versatile recipes from the platform in the past year.

Incredibly addictive, this green-tinted salad is mouthwateringly tasty and packed with fresh herbs and veggies.

green goddess salad on a white plate.

Why you should make TikToks Green Goddess Salad. 

Healthy but Tasty: Not all viral recipes from TikTok are healthy. Take, for example, this hot cocoa dip recipe, TikTok rainbow kettle popcorn, and ice cream creme brulee.

But this dish is full of great ingredients (like cucumber!) that you can feel good about eating. It stores just fine for a few days, and you can eat repeatedly without any guilt.

Where did Green Goddess Salad Recipe come from?

Throughout the many, many years of recipes, Green Goddess has made its appearance in many forms. This particular recipe was inspired and tested by @bakedbymelissa on TikTok, and it saw many a viral success in 2021. Testing it was our pleasure!

See her original recipe and video here:

Baked by Melissa also has a blog that ships cupcakes! Perfect for a TikTok Birthday party.


  • Fresh Base: fresh cabbage, cucumbers, and green onions.
  • Green Goddess Salad Dressing Ingredients: Fresh spinach leaves, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, walnuts, lemon juice, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and salt.
  • If eating as a green goddess dip, tortilla chips or corn chips for serving.

How to make Green Goddess Salad or Dip

  1. Add baby spinach, basil, extra-virgin olive oil, walnuts, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, and salt to a food processor and process on high until smooth.
  1. Mix the diced head of cabbage, crisp cucumber, and green onions in a large mixing bowl.
combining salad ingredients in a blender.

Prep: The original recipe is all about the prep! Make sure to have a super-sharp knife and a huge bowl to mix with. Taking time to cut down the vegetables properly will ensure the best combo of herbs and fresh flavor of the green veggies in every bite.

combining salad recipe together and pouring on dressing.
  1. Pour dressing on top of the greens into a bowl and mix well. Optional: Season with extra salt.
  2. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate, letting flavors mingle and stirring before serving with chips. 


What is a Green Goddess Salad?

This hearty, healthy salad is incredibly delicious and has many amazing flavors. Perfectly light, there is nothing greasy or heavy, allowing the full flavors of Green Goddess to come through.

Flavorful and simple, this recipe is all about chopping. Once the cabbage, green onions, and cucumbers are diced down to their smallest potential, the fresh homemade salad dressing pulls it all together.

large bowl of cabbage salad.

Why is it called “Green Goddess”? 

Green Goddess was originally the name of a salad dressing that has been around for a long time. Typically a dip for veggies but just as good on an actual salad, there have been many variations of this dish that date all the way back to 1948. From green to Greek, this salad is as popular today as it has been for generations. 

While the original Goddess dressing recipes often included mayo and anchovy fillets (or anchovy paste), the recipe has evolved to mainly include fresh herbs from the garden. 

Several main grocery store brands also put out bottles of Green Goddess. 

Was it actually good? 

YES! We found this viral TikTok recipe worth making.

How to Eat Cabbage Salad

Typically, salads are reserved for forks and with diced vegetables; eating this Green Goddess Cabbage salad won’t feel entirely like a traditional salad.

Perfect as a side dish, this recipe is fantastic with a side of chicken or a burger.

That being said, the vegetables and light herb dressing make this recipe also great as an appetizer dip or filler. Scoop up with homemade tortilla chips, pita chips, or corn chips, or add as a topping to a hamburger or in a tortilla wrap. 

green goddess dip on a tortilla chip.

Can this dressing be made creamier? 

Absolutely. If you prefer a creamy base, add some mayo, sour cream, or Greek yogurt to the dressing base. 

TIP: Try this recipe in a Tortilla Wrap!


  • Instead of walnuts, try pine nuts for better nutty flavors.
  • Many other fresh vegetable choices can be added to mix up this dish to your liking. Try mixing in diced avocado right before serving. Keep in mind that ripe avocado does brown so it’s not an ingredient that you want to add too far ahead of time. A little bit of onion is also a flavorful choice.
  • Cheese: Sharp cheeses like feta cheese complement the Green Goddess dressing.
  • Mix up the seasonings: Garlic clove, fresh chives, lime juice, fresh dill, fresh parsley, and kosher salt all go great. 
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TikTok Green Goddess Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Green Goddess Salad with fresh herb Green Goddess Dressing, is a TikTok Viral salad that will leave you feeling full, healthy, and happy!


  • ½ small fresh cabbage diced
  • 2 large cucumbers diced
  • 4 green onions sliced thin

Green Goddess Dressing

  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tssp salt
  • tortilla chips for serving


  • Mix together diced cabbage, diced cucumbers, and thinly sliced green onions in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. 
  • Add fresh spinach, fresh basil, olive oil, walnuts, lemon juice, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and salt to a food processor and process on high until smooth.
  • Pour Green Goddess dressing on top of vegetable greens in the bowl and mix well. 
  • Serve TikTok Green Goddess Salad immediately or cover and refrigerate, letting flavors mingle and stirring before serving
  • Salad can be turned into a dip by serving with corn chips, tortilla chips, or pita chips.



How to eat Cabbage Salad.
  • Salad
  • Appetizer dip served with tortilla or corn chips. 
  • On a wrap
  • Topping for a burger or chicken sandwich
  • side dish
  • Pine nuts
  • Avocado (right before serving to avoid browning)
  • Onion
  • Feta Cheese
  • Seasonings: Garlic clove, fresh chives, lime juice, fresh dill, fresh parsley, and kosher salt all go great.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1330IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg

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