Brighten up your lunch with this vibrant Green Goddess Salad! It’s all green, all natural, and oh so satisfying. Made with homemade Green Goddess dressing, this combination of fresh flavors is the best way to meet your veggie quota for the day! Enjoy this nutritious salad as a light lunch, a side dish for dinner, or bring it with you to your next potluck. There’s no bad way to enjoy flavors this bright!

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Green Goddess Salad

Feel that heat outside? Yeah, summer’s not headed anywhere anytime soon, so we may as well make the best out of these sunny days with recipes like Green Goddess Salad! This salad is anything but forgettable. I mean, there’s a reason you’re seeing it pop up on so many menus at restaurants lately.

Green ingredients like spinach, green beans, green apples, and more are all tossed together in the most incredible Green Goddess dressing that enhances their all natural flavors in a beautiful way.

Did you know that the Green Goddess Salad was first tossed together in the 1920’s?! When I found that out, I was floored. It seems like this trendy salad is just that – a trend. I like being surprised about recipes in that way, so I did some more digging.

It turns out that this “trendy” salad is actually quite timeless. It was first created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, and named after the actor George Arliss, who was at that time starring in a play called (you guessed it) The Green Goddess.

While this popular salad is technically a retro recipe, you’ll still feel pretty trendy when you serve it! I think Trader Joe’s made this salad a big deal again when they came out with their Green Goddess Salad dressing, which is now super popular.

As much as I really do enjoy their version of the dressing, I do think that my homemade Green Goddess Salad Dressing tastes so much fresher and better compliments my salad. After all, with ingredients this fresh, why not enhance that natural freshness however I can?!

A tossed green goddess salad is ready to be served from a white bowl.

How to Make It

Add the salad ingredients to a bowl. Toss the lettuce and spinach in a large bowl. Toss with the green beans, broccolini, apples, green onions and cheese.

Add the dressing and enjoy! Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds and serve immediately.

Dressing is being poured onto a salad from a little jar.

Can I make Green Goddess Salad head of time?

Yes, you sure can! Just make sure that your salad and dressing are both store in the fridge in separate containers. The dressing, when stored in an airtight container, will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. If also stored properly, your salad (without the dressing) will stay fresh for about 2 days in the fridge. Simply toss the salad and dressing when you’re ready to serve!

How do I serve Green Goddess Salad?

Typically, I like to make Green Goddess Salad for lunch. However, it’s also a great dinner when you’re craving a lighter fare after a hot day in the sun. You can easily add some protein to it with some grilled shrimp or chicken to make it even more filling.

Green Goddess Salad is also wonderful for bring to potlucks! It adds a touch of freshness to the spread of dishes. While it’s delicious all year long, I think Green Goddess Salads are best when served in the summertime, as every bite of it really tastes like bright, zesty freshness.

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Get the Recipe: Green Goddess Salad

Fresh and easy, Green Goddess Salad is loaded with fresh greens, crunchy beans, tart Granny Smith apples and topped with a creamy green goddess dressing.
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce, washed and patted dry
  • 4 cups chopped spinach, washed and patted dry
  • 1 cup chopped raw green beans
  • 1 cup chopped broccolini
  • 2 green apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups Green Goddess Dressing

Equipment

  • salad bowl

Instructions 

  • Toss the lettuce and spinach in a large bowl.
  • To with the green beans, broccolini, apples, green onions and cheese.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds and serve immediately.
Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 176mg, Potassium: 359mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 5598IU, Vitamin C: 50mg, Calcium: 140mg, Iron: 2mg