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Tik Tok Green Goddess Salad – Spicy, Creamy, Delish!

With an easy and delicious spicy avocado-cilantro dressing I switched up the super-trending Green Goddess Salad by Baked by Melissa to use ingredients we always have on hand and flavors we absolutely love. Adding that kick of spice my family craves, we can’t get enough of this vibrant, fresh, healthy, and vividly green salad!! The crunchy veggies and creamy avocado dressing is a brilliant match for salty, crispy tortilla chips!! Simply heaven!

green goddess salad served with tortillas chips

It’s So Easy!

A quick chop and a whirl in the blender are the only thing between you and Green Goddess bliss! This is a no-fuss, lunch, appetizer, side, or snack. 

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The Viral TikTok Salad

Crunchy green cabbage, cucumbers, and scallions are all you need for the base of the amazing Green Goddess salad. The magic happens in the dressing! The original recipe from Baked by Melissa, which is on her website, calls for basil, spinach, garlic, shallot, lemon juice, olive oil, cashews, walnuts, nutritional yeast, and rice vinegar. If you’ve seen the trending Tik Tok video you know how strikingly green the dressing is!

close up photo of the green goddess salad with avocado dressing

Creating a Simple and Spicy Dressing 

I changed up the dressing to give it that punch of spice that my family loves and I really wanted to incorporate the ingredients that I always have in my kitchen. Fresh cilantro, lime juice, avocado, and jalapenos were made for each other! Thinking guacamole?? With just a few ingredients, the dressing is still a gorgeous green and has enough body from the creamy avocado, without the nuts and nutritional yeast, to coat the veggies. 

Not Your Average Salad

With my spicy dressing, the salad is reminiscent of a super fresh and crunchy guacamole–no wonder it’s so good with chips! The cabbage and cucumbers also add bulk making it filling, but light and guilt-free. I’ve enjoyed a huge bowl of this salad as a working lunch and it left me feeling super satisfied and energized!

Is it a salad? Is it a dip?

Whatever you call it, it’s delicious! Green Goddess Salad has so much potential, here’s how to  serve it:

  • Make a huge bowl, serve with chips, and delight your guests with a super fresh appetizer. Definitely making this for Superbowl! 
  • Serve alongside Tandoori Chicken or Tandoori Salmon. The cool salad paired with the hot spiced tandoori dish is chef’s kiss.
  • Use as the crunchy slaw to top Blackened Fish Tacos or Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Tacos. Yum!
  • Top your burger! Try it on the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burger or Spicy Chicken Masala Burger.

Ingredient Spotlight

  • Cabbage – a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts that contain powerful antioxidants. Cabbage is also high in Vitamin C (great for the winter), Vitamin K, folate, and potassium. It’s very high in dietary fiber which is super important for digestive health.
  • Cucumbers – are low in calories and have super high water content. They boast vitamins C, B, K, and antioxidants in the form of flavonoids. They can be a very healthy low-carb replacement for some snacks.
  • Avocado – rich in unsaturated heart-healthy fats and filling fiber. They are very high in potassium which is known to help lower blood pressure. They are also packed with B vitamins, folate, vitamins C, K, E, and antioxidants. 

Variations for dressing

✔️ Replace avocado with yogurt or sour cream

✔️ Keep avocado and add a dollop of yogurt or sour cream to make it extra creamy

✔️ Replace avocado with cashews and water 

✔️ Add a handful of spinach to make it extra nutritious

Here are easy steps to make this crunchy green salad

  • Finely dice cabbage and cucumbers. Thinly slice scallions, and chives. Add everything to a large bowl
photos one through four showing chopped cabbage, cucumbers and scallions
  • Make the cilantro, avocado and jalapeno dressing
photos five through eight showing how to make spicy avocado dressing
  • Add the dressing to the chopped veggies and mix well.
photos nine and ten showing close up photos of green cabbage salad

Serving

Here are a few fun ways to serve this salad:

  1. Serve with crunchy tortilla chips
  2. Serve alongside Tandoori Chicken or Tandoori Salmon.
  3. Use as the crunchy slaw to top Blackened Fish Tacos or Roasted Cauliflower Tacos.
  4. Top your burger! Try it on the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burger or Spicy Chicken Masala Burger.

Storing

This salad is best served fresh. You can also make it a couple of hours ahead and allow it to chill in the refrigerator.

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Tik Tok Green Goddess Salad – Spicy, Creamy, Delish!

Here is the viral Tik Tol Green Goddess Salad with a spicy avocado-cilantro dressing. The crunchy veggies and creamy avocado dressing is a brilliant match for salty, crispy tortilla chips!

Prep Time15 mins

Total Time15 mins

Course: Appetizer, Salad

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4

Calories: 211kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add diced cabbage, cucumbers, scallions, and chives to a large bowl.

  • In a blender add all the ingredients for the dressing and blend until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if needed.

  • Add the dressing to the salad and mix well. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

  • Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes


Variations for dressing

  • Replace avocado with yogurt or sour cream
  • Keep avocado and add a dollop of yogurt or sour cream to make it extra creamy
  • Replace avocado with cashews and water
  • Add a handful of spinach to make it extra nutritious

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 824mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 793IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg

Author: Archana

Hey there! I am a techie turned recipe developer, cooking instructor, and food blogger. I love food and enjoy developing easy and healthy recipes for busy lifestyles. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sons.

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