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This green goddess salad is delicious, and easy to prepare. It’s a great way to get those all-important nutrients into your diet without feeling like you’re eating boring food. There is absolutely nothing boring about this Tik Tok viral green goddess salad. It’s colourful and gorgeous and makes a great lunch or dinner. Cabbage, kale, avocado, sweet peppers, and more are combined with the most wonderful green goddess dressing. Spinach makes it green, and there are plenty of amazing flavours in there, including parmesan cheese, garlic, shallot, and much more.

A bowl of TikTok green goddess salad.

There’s a reason this green goddess salad has gone viral on Tik Tok, and that’s because it’s delicious. You will love every element from the colourful, crunchy salad mixture to the garlic, cashew, spinach, and parmesan dressing.

If you love the fresh, vibrant salads, check out this sesame avocado chicken salad or these light and satisfying Asian zoodle salad. And for a fun twist, make this roasted beet salad or chicken caesar pasta salad. On the side, what about crispy stacked potatoes?

Overhead view of a TikTok viral green goddess salad.

Why You’ll Love This

Nutritious:  Kale, cabbage, cucumber, avocados… these are just some of the healthy elements in this Tik Tok viral green goddess salad. Every mouthful contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other healthy compounds. This salad makes it easy to get your recommended daily values of nutrients.
Unusual:  The dressing is so good in this recipe. It’s made with aromatic ingredients, including basil, shallot, garlic, cashews, parmesan, and more, for an unusual flavour which is also really good.
Tasty:  This creative and original recipe doesn’t fall short in the flavour stakes. It’s tasty and combines various exciting ingredients to make one of the best salad recipes you’ve ever tried. Make it and see!

A green goddess salad in a serving bowl.

Tik Tok Potato Recipe Ingredients

The salad is made with kale, cabbage, onion, English cucumber, sweet peppers, and avocado. The green goddess dressing contains spinach, basil, shallot, garlic, cashew nuts, parmesan, sea salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and rice vinegar.

Ingredients for the TikTok green goddess salad recipe.

How to Make a Creamy Green Goddess Salad

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Prepare the dressing:  Put the dressing ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth, then keep it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve the salad.
Prepare the veggies:  Finely chop the cabbage and kale (either by hand or using the food processor shredder disk).
Toss the dressing with the salad:  Toss the prepared dressing with the chopped vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
Finish it off:  Thinly slice the cucumber, onion, avocado, and sweet peppers and arrange these on top of the salad, then serve with some extra dressing on the side for those who want it.

Making the green goddess salad dressing.

This TikTok salad is inspired by Baked by Melissa.

A serving bowl with homemade crunchy green goddess salad.

Substitutions and Variations

Have you tried thinly shaved Brussels sprouts in a salad? They add flavour and crunch. If you have some leftovers from your roast dinner or your one pot chicken rice and Brussels sprouts dish, you might like to include them in this viral Tik Tok salad. How about some crumbled tortilla chips on top? Swap the lemon juice for lime juice, or add a little sour cream to the creamy dressing to make it creamier. Greek yogurt would work too.

Close view of a green goddess salad.

Other ideas for the salad include nuts, green onions or red onion, pine nuts, garbanzo beans, snap peas, raisins or another kind of chopped dried fruit, iceberg lettuce or another crunchy kind, soft lettuce such as romaine lettuce or butter lettuce, sliced hard-boiled eggs, and ham. The list goes on – you can add anything to this healthy, simple salad. Try a little anchovy paste in the dressing or even some mustard seed. 

A viral TikTok green goddess salad in a bowl.

What to Serve with Tik Tok Viral Green Goddess Salad

Although this is a meal-in-one, you can always serve it with your favourite protein like this ground beef skillet recipe, baked salmon with mayo or smoked chicken thighs. Anything from grilled chicken breasts to pesto-crusted salmon would be great with this. Another idea is having some warm bread (or garlic bread – yum!) on the side. If you are looking for another vegetable salad, this Asian zoodle salad or this cucumber chickpea salad are a good ones to try.

Scooping the crunchy green goddess salad.

How to Store Green Goddess Salad

Store:  If you aren’t ready to serve the salad or plan to make it ahead, you can make the dressing, chop/shred the other ingredients, keep everything separate until you’re good to go, and then assemble it. That method yields the freshest result.
Freeze:  This salad isn’t suitable for freezing.

A servicing bowl full of salad.

Green Goddess Salad Recipe FAQs

Where did this salad get its name?

The original green goddess salad was heavy on mayonnaise and was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California, a century ago. As the story goes, an actor, George Arliss, performed in the 1920s in a local play named “The Green Goddess.” Head chef Philip Roemer created the special green dressing, which was well received and immediately became popular!

The original salad ingredients included artichokes and lashings of mayonnaise. The hotel is still there today, but these days capers, chives, tarragon, vinaigrette, plenty of spinach for the green colour, and also pasteurized eggs feature in their green goddess salad dressing.

Can you make a vegan version of green goddess dressing?

You can use plenty of vegan-friendly ingredients in salad recipes, such as vegan pesto and even vegan “cheese.” If you really want to make this Tik Tok viral green goddess salad, you can make a dressing with avocados, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar. Or you could use your favourite vegan dressing instead of the one in the recipe.

A fork in a green goddess salad.
Overhead view of a large bowl of TikTok green goddess salad.

Green Goddess Salad Recipe

5 from 33 votes

Green Goddess Salad – Tik Tok Recipe

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This green goddess salad is delicious and easy to prepare. There is absolutely nothing boring about this viral TikTok green goddess salad.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 1 Cup kale, rainbow, chopped
  • 2 Cups Napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Cup red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 5 sweet peppers, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  • 2 Cups baby spinach
  • ½ Cup basil leaves
  • 1 shallot, small
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon cashews
  • Cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper, coarse
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • ½ lemon, juiced approx. 1 Tablespoon


  • First, prepare the dressing. Combine spinach, basil, shallot, garlic, cashews, parmesan, salt, pepper, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender. Blend until pureed. Pour into a sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Next, prepare salad ingredients. Finely chop the kale, napa cabbage, and red cabbage and add to a large salad bowl.
  • Pour dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • Thinly slice the red onion, cucumber, sweet peppers, and avocado. Top the salad with these thinly sliced vegetables.
  • Serve in individual bowls.


Don’t overdo the dressing: Start by adding a small amount of dressing to the salad, and add more as needed. The dressing is flavorful and a little goes a long way.
If you’re planning on serving the salad at a party or gathering, prepare the ingredients ahead of time and refrigerate them separately until you’re ready to serve. This will keep the salad fresh and crisp.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3786IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg
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This viral TikTok green goddess salad is quick and easy to make, and the flavours it boasts are simply heavenly. You will feel like a goddess (or a god) enjoying it. Every mouthful is crunchy and delicious, and the green goddess salad dressing is too good to describe – you’ll need to try it out for yourself! This is sure to be one of your favourite TikTok salads.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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