Green Goddess Salad

by Jill Dalton

Green Goddess dressing has been on our list to recreate as an oil-free dressing for over a year. The original dressing uses various animal products to create the popular flavor so it has taken quite a bit of experimenting to get this just right. I think I finally have it nailed and this salad and dressing recipe is our new favorite. Eating salad every day is essential to a Plant Based Vegan diet, even in the winter. I hope this refreshing salad full of green magic will be one way for you to get your greens in!

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Green Goddess Salad

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Serves: 4 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.2/5
( 85 voted )


4 cups (356g) chopped cabbage
3 cups (141g) chopped romaine
2 cups (240g) chopped cucumbers
1/2 cup (52g) diced spring onion
optional: 1 cup (33g) broccoli sprouts

1 cup (20g) fresh basil
1/2 cup (30g) fresh parsley
1 cup (30g) spinach
1/4 cup (25g) spring onion
optional: a few fresh tarragon leaves
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup (35g) cashews
1/4 cup (33g) sunflower seeds
1/4 cup (40g) raisins
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 cup (118ml) water


  1. Place all the salad ingredients into a large salad bowl.
  2. Add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and mix together.
  4. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days.
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Carla January 29, 2022 - 10:55 am

I have been wanting to make another Green Goddess Dressing recipe but yours looks even better! I can’t have nuts or seeds. Do you have a recommendation for replacing both? Maybe white beans or silken tofu for the cashews and hemp or flax for the sunflower seeds? I’m open to any suggestions. Thanks!

Jill Dalton January 30, 2022 - 1:25 pm

I would say a mixture of tofu and hemp seeds.

Susan February 3, 2022 - 10:48 am

You frequently use tarragon. Is there something with a similar taste to it that can be substituted? I am a big gardener and whenecer I used to plant taragon, if I got even near to it, my skin would break out into redness and an obvious allergic reaction, so I stopped planting and eating it.

Jill Dalton February 8, 2022 - 12:07 pm

I don’t know anything that has a similar flavor but you can just leave it out.

JB February 13, 2022 - 10:51 am

Tarragon is in the liquorice flavor family. Try one of the basils, anise, star anise or fennel. Experiment!

Samantha February 6, 2022 - 10:24 pm

My family of four LOVED this salad!!! YUM! I added rinsed garbanzo beans. Thanks for the recipe!

Suanne February 8, 2022 - 10:49 am

I notice nutritional yeast is used in many recipes. What’s a good substitute for that? I like the flavor it imparts but Nutritional yeast gives me a crushing headache. I’ve also read it has natural occurring MSG.

Jill Dalton February 8, 2022 - 11:51 am

It really depends on the recipe. It can be left out of this one

cindy February 14, 2022 - 10:51 am

can you sub the raisins for a date 1 or 2 ?

Jill Dalton February 17, 2022 - 6:08 pm

Yes, I would just go with 1 so it doesn’t end up too sweet


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