Green Goddess Viral Salad from TikTok

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This brightly chopped green salad took Tik Tok by storm.

Whether you eat it with chips or on its own, this vegan recipe is made sublime with its fresh green Gods sauce. Food blogger Baked by Melissa has pulled her out of the garden with this blogger. Yes, there is a long list of ingredients, but it is well worth the effort!

I omitted two of the ingredients (the leeks and chives) because I knew this would be a huge boost. Over time, some aromatics tend to degrade and give off a creepy sulfur smell, so I tend to leave them outside if I’m planning on taking something for work lunches. Add them again if you’re all about onion life.

green goddess salad


  • 1 small head of green cabbage, leaves removed
  • 4 small Persian cucumbers, washed and unpeeled

For dressing:

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tb rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup baby spinach

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Chop the cabbage and cucumber into small, uniform cubes. Picture a commercial coleslaw salad consistency and you’ll get the idea. Set the chopped vegetables aside in a large bowl or storage bowl.

The next part couldn’t be easier. Put all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If they look too thick, you may have to scrape the sides with a spoon or dilute them with a little water.

Add the sauce to the chopped cabbage mixture and stir until well combined and cooled. This salad is great on its own, with more veggies as a salad, or with tortilla chips instead of as a dip.


  • This recipe is just as perfect as it gets, but you can vary the vegetables you use as the base for it. Finely chopped sweet onions, kernels of corn, or finely chopped celery will taste great with a zingy dressing. Not a huge cabbage fan? Use some firm lettuce like romaine hearts or even kale.
  • The original recipe called for the juice of two lemons, but I had the juice of two lemons, so I went for half and half. Besides being seedless, limes are a little on the side of the sequin if you’d like. Do not use pre-squeezed juice!
  • The idea behind nuts is to provide a little more texture and texture. You can use walnuts, cashews, or even pine nuts in this recipe. Roasted nuts work, but raw, too.
  • Nutritional yeast adds umami flavor – don’t miss this ingredient!
  • If you can’t find a Persian or small option, use two large ones instead.

The coolest thing about this salad is that it’s interesting. The first time you do this, you’ll immediately start thinking about what changes you might make next time.

Have you tried this popular TikTok salad yet? What do you think that? Sound off in the comments!

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