This Green Goddess Salad with Japanese flavors is part 3 of my Summer Salad recipe series. The series features four Asian-inspired salads that are just too cool for the summer!
The TikTok famous Green Goddess Salad
The Green Goddess Salad recipe by Baked By Melissa has gone viral on social media a few months ago. The dressing is basically a green pesto with many green veggies that you have on hand. Since I love recreating food trends with my own twist, I decided to make my version incorporating Japanese flavours. The original version is already very tasty and fulfilling. Adding Japanese elements like nori sheet, miso paste, and edamame definitely elevates the recipe and enhances the wow factor!
The best thing about this recipe is that no cooking is involved. Just chop, blend the ingredients and combine them all together. Moreover, it is a healthy and balanced meal with high fiber from the veggies, healthy fat from the avocado and protein from the edamame and miso paste.
The salad is perfect to enjoy with some nori seaweed, you can roll it into mini sushi. Or enjoy it as a dip for your chips or rice crackers! Just be careful, since the dressing tastes so heavenly and addicting you might not be able to stop eating.
Ingredients and Substitution
As indicated by the name of the recipe, it uses many many green veggies:
- Green cabbage
- Green onions
- Edamame beans
Feel free to swap these recommended ingredients with what you have on hand, for example, cooked green beans, cooked zucchini, snap peas, and chives.
The dressing of the recipe includes:
- Shallot and garlic act as the yummy aromatic of the dish
- Coriander adds a fresh and herbaceous taste, you can easily substitute this with basil, arugula or other herbs but note that the flavor profile might be a bit different
- Spinach: makes the recipe more nutritious, but you won’t be able to taste the spinach
- Lime adds some tanginess, you can swap this with lemon
- Sugar balances the acidity
- Avocado adds the richness and creaminess to the dressing
- Nutritional yeast adds the cheesiness to the dish while keeping it 100% plant-based
- Condiments like soy sauce and rice vinegar to create the iconic Japanese/Asian flavors
- Miso paste adds an umami flavor profile
- Olive oil: add 1-2 tbsp depending on how thin or thick you want the dressing to be
If you enjoy this Green Goddess Salad with Japanese flavors, also check out some of my other Japanese-inspired plant-based recipes:
Or check out my other recipes in my Summer Salad series!