How to Make the TikTok Green Goddess Salad People Can’t Stop Talking About

Updated: Jul. 20, 2023

There's a reason people can't stop talking about this TikTok green goddess salad—it's ridiculously good.

Did you know that green goddess dressing isn’t just a TikTok fad? It’s almost a century old! That’s a fun fact Yumna Jawad, the creator behind Feel Good Foodie, shares in a viral TikTok video with her delicious-looking green goddess salad.

Inspired by a green goddess dressing made popular on TikTok by Melissa Ben-Ishay, creator of Baked by Melissa, Yumna got to work making her own version—including a salad to pair with the verdant dressing.

What Is Green Goddess Dressing?

The hallmark components of the dressing are some sort of dairy, an acid (citrus juice and/or vinegar) and lots of fresh herbs. The result is a creamy, tangy and vibrant dressing/dip. This version calls for basil, but feel free to use up any leftover herbs you might have!

How to Make TikTok Green Goddess Salad

Green Goddess Salad ingredientsAlexandra Shytsman for Taste of Home

Yumna is the queen of viral TikTok creations—like pasta chips—and has always been willing to share her recipes with us. Here’s how to make her crunchy chopped salad.


  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 3 Persian cucumbers
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small shallot
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Editor’s Tip: To make green goddess dressing vegan, use a mix of 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast and 1 tablespoon white miso instead of grated Parmesan.


Step 1: Chop your veggies

chopping ingredients for Green Goddess Salad Alexandra Shytsman for Taste of Home

Chop up the cabbage, Persian cucumbers and green onions. You’ll want to cut your vegetables as small as possible. Remember, the salad is almost like a chunky green dip, so it should be easy to scoop up. Place the chopped veggies in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Make the dressing

mixing ingredients for Green Goddess SaladAlexandra Shytsman for Taste of Home

Place all the dressing ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the dressing over the veggies and mix until everything is combined. Then open up a bag of tortilla chips and snack away!

Tips for Making TikTok Green Goddess Salad

Green Goddess Salad I na white bowl with a side of tortilla chipsAlexandra Shytsman for Taste of Home

How long does green goddess salad last?

Although cabbage is known to keep well for long periods of time, Yumna recommends keeping this salad in an airtight container in the fridge for only a day or two for the best flavor and texture.

How do you serve green goddess salad?

You can eat this with chips—or with a fork! It’s also excellent when folded into corn tortillas to make tacos or served in a warm pita with grilled chicken.

How can you make TikTok green goddess salad your own?

“With this green goddess salad, anything green goes,” Yumna says. While her original recipe uses cabbage, cucumbers and green onions, other crunchy green vegetables like green peppers, broccoli or celery can be used, too. You can even add in some chopped green apples for a little tart sweetness. To turn this green goddess salad into a meal, add a protein like chicken or seared tofu.

What can you put green goddess dressing on?

Green goddess dressing is a delicious finishing touch for chopped salad, a bowl of roasted veggies, grain bowls and even potato salad.