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Green Goddess Cabbage Salad

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This delicious green goddess cabbage salad is a wonderful combination of finely diced cabbage, green onions, cucumbers, chives, and a creamy dressing.

This salad has gone wildly viral on TikTok when it was created and shared by Baked by Melissa.

It's a fantastic side salad, but you can also dip chips or crackers in it to make it a meal!

A bowl of green goddess cabbage salad next to a bag of tortilla chips.

Why You'll Love This Cabbage Salad

You may be thinking, am I really going to like a salad that's primarily diced cabbage (or wondering if it's like coleslaw)? You will be pleasantly surprised by the punch of flavor this salad packs!

It's heavy on the alliums (green onions, chives, and shallot), so it has a nice kick from those as well as umami and richness from the rice wine vinegar, nutritional yeast, and nuts.

It comes together to make a delicious and healthy salad that you'll want to make again and again for lunch!

Ingredients for a green goddess cabbage salad.

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 1 small head of green cabbage, diced
  • 1 bunch of green onions, diced
  • 3 to 4 baby cucumbers (or 1 English cucumber), finely diced
  • 1/4 cup diced chives
  • 1 cup soft herbs (basil, parsley, or dill)
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 1 shallot, peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (or pecans, cashews, or hazelnuts)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Dressing ingredients in a blender.
Chopped green onions on a cutting board.

What To Serve With This Salad

You can serve this salad on its own as a side dish, but you can use it as a dip or topping too! I like to serve it with:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita Chips
  • Fresh Toasted Pita Bread (I stuff it in the center to make a sandwich)
  • Small Tortillas (Add in a few scoops and top with salsa or queso fresco for tacos)
Cabbage salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

More Fantastic Salad Recipes to Try

If you love this flavor combination, try some of our other favorite savory salads.

A green cabbage salad in a metal mixing bowl with a serving spoon.
A tortilla chip scooping up some cabbage salad.

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Preparation Tips - The key to getting every flavor in a bite is dicing your vegetables really small. It's going to take some time, but it's very worth it!

Specialty Ingredients - If you don't have nutritional yeast or don't want to use it, it's okay to leave it out. It adds a unique flavor though, so if you want to get some, I use the It's Just brand.

Recommended Tools - I highly recommend using a large chef's knife for this recipe. You'll need something that's as long (or longer) than the length of your cabbage. I use a 12-inch chef's knife for this recipe.

Storing Tips - You can save the cabbage salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Yield: 4 to 8 servings

Green Goddess Cabbage Salad

A green cabbage salad in a metal mixing bowl with a serving spoon.

You can enjoy this delicious cabbage salad as a main course (with some bread or chips) or as a side salad.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of green cabbage, diced
  • 1 bunch of green onions, diced
  • 3 to 4 baby cucumbers (or 1 English cucumber), finely diced
  • 1/4 cup diced chives
  • 1 cup soft herbs (basil, parsley, or dill)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 shallot, peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (or pecans, cashews, or hazelnuts)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • optional to serve - tortilla chips, pita chips, or pita bread.

Instructions

  1. Combine the chopped cabbage, green onions, cucumbers, and chives in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine. 
  2. Add the herbs, spinach, shallot, garlic, nutritional yeast, olive oil, nuts, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, and sea salt in a blender or food processor. Blend for 2 minutes or until the herbs and spinach have broken down and the mixture is combined. 
  3. Add the dressing to the chopped cabbage bowl and toss to combine. 
  4. Serve with optional tortilla chips, pita chips, or pita bread; or serve on its own as a side salad.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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