Green Goddess Salad Recipe | The Recipe Critic
Meet your new favorite veggie fix- Green Goddess salad! It’s packed with fresh lettuce, arugula, and spinach, tossed with green onions and the most flavorful Green Goddess dressing; creamy, savory goodness made with Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, and lemon!
Who said salads had to be boring? They’re some of my favorite things to make, and you can dress them up to have the BEST flavor. A few more of my favorite salad recipes to try: Italian chopped salad, antipasto salad, or this classic wedge salad. This strawberry spinach salad and triple berry kale salad are also great if you’re wanting something fruity!
Green Goddess Salad Recipe
Green Goddess dressing is one of my all-time favorite salad dressings. If you haven’t already tried it, you really need to. It will change your life! (Quick description: it’s made from Greek yogurt, chives, lemon, and other tasty herbs so it’s ultra creamy and flavorful.) I decided to pair it with some of my favorite greens to being you this scrumptious recipe today. It’s so good!!
I know this Green Goddess salad may look simple, but trust me, it’s anything but! This salad is made with lettuce, arugula, and spinach, so you have the perfect mix of buttery and crisp veggies. I also added sliced cucumber and broccoli for some extra yummy texture. Toss it all in a creamy, zesty dressing and you have a winner! This vegetarian-friendly salad is one you’re going to want to throw together all the time. Even the carnivores in your family won’t be able to resist its tasty flavor. It’s so creamy, buttery, crunchy, and flavorful!
What You’ll Need to Make It
The beauty of homemade salads is that you can customize it however you like. Have leftover veggies in the fridge? Use ’em! See something you don’t like on this list? Feel free to omit it!
- Butter Lettuce: For mild flavor and crunch.
- Arugula: Adds a fresh, minty flavor to this mix of greens.
- Baby Spinach: I LOVE baby spinach because it has the best soft texture! You can also use baby kale if you prefer.
- Diced Cucumbers: For a bit of added crunch.
- Broccoli: Adds a fun texture to the Green Goddess salad.
- Green Onions: I love adding chopped green onions for an extra pop of flavor. You can also use chives instead.
- Salt and Pepper: Add to taste.
- Green Goddess Dressing: This is what really makes the salad shine. You can find my full recipe here! It’s a delicious dressing to have on hand. Homemade dressing is always best, in my opinion (it’s also free of preservatives!) but you can use store-bought dressing as well.
How to Make Green Goddess Salad
It’s so simple! Simply toss everything together with the best dressing ever! Green Goddess salad is a great standalone lunch but also works as a side dish to serve alongside your favorite meals. The combo of fresh veggies and creamy dressing is too good to resist!
- Toss Veggies: In a large bowl add in your lettuce, arugula, spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, and green onions, then toss to mix.
- Add Green Goddess Dressing: Pour your green goddess dressing, or any dressing of your choice over the top, then tossing again to evenly distribute the dressing. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
Tips and Variations
This Green Goddess salad is super straightforward to make, but here are a couple of extra tips! This salad recipe has quickly become one of my favorites, and I know you will love it just as much!
- Don’t Skip the Dressing: This salad can be customized in almost any way you would like, usually what makes a green goddess salad is the fact that it is a salad with the green goddess dressing. This is my variation but you can add or remove any of the ingredients, sticking with green-colored ingredients to continue the theme!
- Make it Vegan: The only thing that keeps this recipe from being vegan is the Greek yogurt in the dressing. Swap that out for dairy-free yogurt and you’re gold!
If you plan on making this salad ahead of time, I recommend storing the salad and dressing separately so the greens don’t wilt.
- In the Refrigerator: Enjoy salad fresh or keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days. The green goddess dressing can be kept on its own in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
In a large bowl add in your lettuce, arugula, spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, and green onions, toss to mix.
Pour your green goddess dressing, or any dressing of your choice over the top, tossing again to evenly distribute the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Calories185kcal (9%)Carbohydrates6g (2%)Protein2g (4%)Fat17g (26%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Polyunsaturated Fat10gMonounsaturated Fat4gCholesterol11mg (4%)Sodium368mg (15%)Potassium350mg (10%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A1830IU (37%)Vitamin C10mg (12%)Calcium64mg (6%)Iron1mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.