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The Best Green Salad & Goddess Dressing

You have probably seen some TikTok or Instagram videos about chopped salads with some sort of bright green dressing. These recipes have become very popular and trust me — they are well worth all the hype! The green dressing from this recipe is truly delicious and this salad can even act as a dip too! So let me teach you how to make this delicious and nutritious salad.

What ingredients make up a green salad?

It really can be anything you like to eat in a salad, but I’ve found that some of the best ingredients for this specific salad dressing are cabbage, red onion, cucumbers, and chickpeas. You could also add lettuce, avocado, spinach, or even brussel sprouts. Do you have a favorite green veggie? Add it to your salad!


Is this salad healthy?

Many people ask this question because in general, store-bought salad dressings are loaded with sugars, fats, and tons of sodium. So a lot of common dressings (like ranch or caesar for example) can actually make your salad much less healthy. Lucky for you, this green salad with goddess dressing is loaded with nutrients that will fuel you up without weighing you down. A big part of what makes this salad healthier is that you are making the dressing yourself! By making your own goddess dressing, you can make sure it contains healthy ingredients and no unnecessary fillers.


What is in goddess dressing?

Like the ingredients in the salad, you can also change up this dressing to fit your taste preferences. The core ingredients you want to have are at least one green herb, lemon juice, garlic, and a “creamy” ingredient (like mayo, tahini, or greek yogurt). The way I like making my goddess dressing is with cilantro, spinach, water, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. You can also add olive oil, other herbs you like, or lime juice.


Use it as a dip!

If you chop the salad ingredients nice and fine, and use more of the dressing, you can actually use this salad as a dip! It is the perfect refreshing and healthy appetizer. Try dipping your favorite chip or flatbread into this salad dip and you will thank me later!


How to store your salad and dressing:

If you mix the dressing with the salad all at once, you can store it in an air-tight container in the fridge. A pre-dressed salad can last in the fridge for about 3-4 days. If you have extra dressing, you can refrigerate it in a mason jar or air-tight container. Your extra dressing can stay in the fridge for a few weeks. Just make sure you give it a mix or shake up the dressing before using it.


The Best Green Salad & Goddess Dressing

You would never guess that something this delicious could be so healthy at the same time!

SERVINGS: About 4 servings

CALORIES: 94 kcal per serving



Green Salad

3 cups chopped cabbage

1/2 red onion

3 mini cucumbers

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained

Goddess Dressing

1 1/2 cups baby spinach

1/4 cup tahini

Juice from 1 lemon

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1/4 cup water

2 cloves garlic

salt & freshly ground pepper (to taste)



1.) Chop cabbage, onion, and cucumber and add to a large bowl

2.) Drain the can of chickpeas, and add into the same bowl

3.) In a blender, add spinach, tahini, lemon juice, cilantro, water, garlic, salt, and pepper

4.) Blend dressing until it reaches a smooth consistency and pour over the chopped vegetables in the large bowl

5.) Toss salad together to combine all ingredients and enjoy!



Serving: 1 portion

Calories: 94kcal

Carbohydrates: 9g

Protein: 4g

Fat: 6g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g

Monounsaturated Fat: 2g

Sodium: 20mg

Potassium: 378mg

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 4g

Vitamin A: 898IU

Vitamin C: 23mg

Calcium: 62mg

Iron: 1mg

About the Author:

Joyce Leung

Joyce is the founder of the Joyce of Cooking blog, where she provides recipes, writes about her food adventures, and reviews local eateries. She has worked in the food and beverage industry for over 10 years, in every position from dish washer to general manager. Now retired from the restaurant world, she is a marketing manager for a greenhouse.