Green Goddess Salad with Japanese flavors

Green Goddess Salad

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
  • Cucumber
  • 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
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Green goddess salad recipe

Green Goddess Salad with Japanese flavors

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x


A take on the viral TikTok green goddess salad, can be made in 20 minutes. Incorporating some Japanese elements like miso paste, edamame beans and nori sheet helps elevate the dish and makes it a filling and nourishing meal!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 small cabbage
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 4 stalks green onions
  • 100 g edamame
  • nori sheet


  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15 g coriander
  • 50 g spinach
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar or agave/maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 tsp white miso paste
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 12 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Thinly slice the cabbage, cucumber and green onions. Add them to a bowl.
  2. (If use frozen edamame) Add hot boiling water to frozen edamame in a bowl for 10 minutes. Drain the water and add to the salad bowl.
  3. Add all the dressing ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and adjust to taste. Pour the dressing into the salad bowl and mix well.
  4. Cut the nori sheet into smaller pieces to accompany the salad. Sprinkle sesame seeds and enjoy!


This recipe can keep for up to 4 days in the fridge, but tastes better when you eat it right away.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

Keywords: asian flavors, green goddess salad, japanese flavors, salad, salad series, summer meal, tiktok viral recipe

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!

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  1. Absolutely love this recipe! Made it 5 times in 1,5 weeks. Does this make me obsessed? Maybe ;). Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! I’m swapping the avocado for silken tofu sometimes as I’m tofu obsessed too haha.

  2. I made this dressing and salad today and it was just magic. Such beautiful flavours in the dressing, because I’m cutting calories and I didn’t want much oil I added more water to my dressing and it came out absolutely perfect.

    Such a great page with such great recipes.

    Thank you so much.

    Peace and plants ❤️🙏🏻🌱🌱🌱

    1. Thank you so much Dayna, glad you enjoyed it! A lot of love for you too!

  3. Absolutely loved this recipe! I knew I’d like it before I tried making it but I didn’t expect it to taste THIS good! Such a good lunch, and full of nutritious ingredients 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your review, Emily! Who knew healthy food can be equally delicious? 😀

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