Green Goddess Salad Recipe With Pesto Dressing: A Refreshed Version of the Viral TikTok Salad Recipe by 30Seconds Food

Green Goddess Salad Recipe With Pesto Dressing: A Refreshed Version of the Viral TikTok Salad Recipe

Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder of Baked by Melissa, didn't realize when she published her vegan green goddess salad recipe that it would go viral. We can understand why it did! The chopped salad is crisp, full of healthy herbs and vegetables, and dressed in a vibrant pesto vinaigrette.

We took a few liberties with the salad recipe and added even more fresh herbs (dill and parsley) and more lemon (who doesn't love more lemon?). Because of the health benefits of walnuts, that's our nut of choice for the lemony pesto salad dressing. This refreshing salad travels well because cabbage doesn't wilt like lettuce, so it's a great dish to take to potlucks or cookouts.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10



  • 1 small head green cabbage, shredded or chopped fine
  • 1 cucumber, chopped or julienned very small 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

Pesto Dressing

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all the salad ingredients into a bowl.
  2. To make the dressing, put all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until combined and smooth. 
  3. Pour the salad dressing over the salad ingredients and mix well to coat. 

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Donna John
This will be the salad of spring and summer! So refreshing and healthy!!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you, Melissa, for this amazing salad recipe. So fresh and delish!

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