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The Green Goddess Salad That's All Over TikTok Is Definitely Worthy Of The Hype

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Baked By Melissa's viral Green Goddess salad is all over TikTok. Why is it so popular? Because it's a salad that looks like guacamole that you eat with chips! © JULIA SMITH Baked By Melissa's viral Green Goddess salad is all over TikTok. Why is it so popular? Because it's a salad that looks like guacamole that you eat with chips!

Melissa Ben-Ishay is maybe best known as the creator of Baked By Melissa, a cupcake company known for their adorably mini cupcakes that come in dozens of flavors. However, some of you may know here as the creator of the most viral salad on the internet. The video of her making her vegan green goddess salad has garnered 19 million views on TikTok and has started a cult following!

It is an ingenious chopped salad, that is filled to the brim with green veggies: a green cabbage base with some cucumber and scallion. She even manages to pack in the veg in the dressing adding spinach and basil to up the green factor of the salad. The whole thing comes together in minutes and ends up resembling a chunky guacamole, which is why Melissa serves this salad with tortilla chips for dipping! Eating a salad with chips?! BRILLIANT!

We loved her original recipe so much but we wanted to add a bit of a twist by adding a twist of a Greek/Mediterranean flavor profile. Plus the original recipe calls for two types of nuts but ours calls for tahini which many of y'all may already have in your pantry. We also sub dill for basil and garnish with some toasted sesame seeds. Our favorite change? We add a bit of crumbled feta to the salad to add a briney, cheesy bite!

Wanna keep the salad vegan? You could either omit the feta, find some vegan feta or add some crumbled firm tofu that you season to your liking. Lastly, instead of tortilla chips we keep on that Mediterranean vibe and scoop the salad with pita chips or toasted pita.

Made this viral salad? Let us know how it came out in the comments below!

Yields: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins


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Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

For The Dressing
  • Juice of 2 lemons

  • 1/4 c.

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 c.

    tahini

  • 2 tbsp.

    red wine vinegar

  • 2

    cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 2

    small shallot, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 2

    scallions, roughly chopped

  • 1 c.

    baby spinach

  • 1/2 c.

    fresh dill

  • 1/4 c.

    nutritional yeast

  • 1 tsp.

    dried oregano

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

For The Salad
  • 1

    small green cabbage, diced

  • 2

    Persian cucumbers, diced

  • 3

    scallions, thinly sliced

  • 4 oz.

    feta (vegan or regular), crumbled

  • Fresh dill, for garnish

  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Pita chips or toasted pita for serving

Directions

  1. Add lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, vinegar, garlic, shallots, scallions, spinach, dill, nutritional yeast, and oregano to a blender. Blend until smooth, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cabbage, cucumbers, scallions, and feta until combined. Pour over dressing and toss to coat. Garnish with dill and sesame seeds, and serve with pita.
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