Healthy Salad Idea: Green Goddess Salad

While discussing meal ideas, my friend Kendra Smoot suggested a Green Goddess salad. I asked her what's in it and she said, "Anything green!" Sounded easy enough, so I headed to the grocery store and bought greens—and only greens. I had fun narrowing down my choices by color. After a while, I had to edit my basket down--out went the celery, green peppers, and sprouts. Maybe next time. I haven't tested it out on the kids, but they will probably hate it. Every time I give Oscar a salad, he strongly reminds me he's a meat eater. What's your favorite dressing? I tried this salad with Annie's Green Garlic dressing and thought it was awful. I know with the right dressing this salad could be stellar.
yellow broccoli for the win. 


  1. I always thought that Green Goddess referred to the salad dressing - but if you didn't like Annie's green garlic, you will hate Annie's green goddess dressing, too. Blech on Annie's. We make it from scratch, but our way is definitely NOT diet friendly. This one looks really good: http://delicioushouse.blogspot.com/2009/08/ina-gartens-basil-green-goddess.html

    1. omg your pictures are awesome. so bright and colorful. i'll have to try your recipe. thanks.

  2. I mistook the avocado chunks for nobs of butter at first and thought... MMMmmmMMmMmmMmmm...
    Perhaps this should be a warm salad with nobs of melting butter instead of the dressing you tried..hehe

    1. hahah butter! the one reason i can't commit to veganism. :)

  3. I used to do this a lot at uni- and I also made rainbow salads, so tried to get as many colours in as I possibly could- think tomatoes, carrots, yellow peppers, LOTS of greens, blueberries for sweetness, and roasted aubergine.... amazing. I'm getting so much more into salads again and I'm SO happy about it! x

  4. Try this: http://inpursuitofmore.com/2012/10/25/recipe-luscious-homemade-tahini-goddess-dressing/

    It's my absolute favourite dressing and it's so good with just about every veggie, but especially avocados. It's salty and creamy all at the same time. I like to make a big jar and keep it in the fridge all week.

  5. I make this dressing to order every time I have a salad. It's so easy, and delicious.
    - a bit of olive oil
    - a bit more of balsamic vinegar
    - a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice
    - two fresh minced garlic cloves
    - a dash of honey
    - a bit of salt
    - cracked black pepper
    Whisk it all together until it thickens just a bit, then pour on the salad!
    Honestly, it's amazing.

  6. Great post. I love all the natural ingredients. I have recently used greek yogurt, honey, and white balsamic vinegar. So good and a little creamy to help the dry ingredients.

  7. I need color in my salads, i love tomatoes, garbanzos, peppers, carrots, and purple cabbage along with the spinach, snap peas, and sometimes I even add a little thawed out corn. I like either balsamic dressings or blue cheese but can go way overboard with the second one, so I always put dressing in a little bowl and dip.

    if your kids like tuna, my mom used to have us make tuna face salads. you basically lay out your lettuce/spinach and top it all with a layer of tuna/tuna salad and have them decorate it or make the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, etc... with add on veggies

  8. You have to use green goddess dressing! Mmmm....

  9. Annie's Goddess dressing! Not just because the name is perfect. I always make my own dressing except for this one...it's the only one I buy. It's also amazing as a veggie dip for baby carrots, celery, etc.

  10. Penzey's spices makes a great Green Goddess dressing mix. It would be the perfect compliment. Love Penzeys!

  11. mmm sounds awesome! I love Whole Food's 365 brand Chipotle Ranch. A tad spicy but complements avocados in a fantastic way!

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