Katie Austin

Fresh Green Goddess Vegetarian Salad

Fresh Green Goddess Vegetarian Salad

Quick note: The recipe for the salad below makes 1 serving and the green goddess dressing makes multiple servings!! It’s great to have leftover dressing that you can use for a few days. It’s so delicious on salad, pasta or even as a marinade for chicken!

The ingredients:

1/2 cup chickpeas

1/2 slice of sourdough

2 tbsp pine nuts

2 cups mixed greens

1/4 cup diced cucumber

1/4 cup diced red onion

For the dressing:

1/2 garlic clove

1/6 of an onion (or 1/4)

1/2 cup parsley

1/2 cup cilantro

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup dill

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

1/4 cup greek yogurt

Salt, to taste

Tiny splash of water

The recipe:

First, I put chickpeas and half a piece of sourdough (broken up into small pieces) on a baking sheet and baked in a little bit of olive oil and garlic powder for 5 minutes at 420 degrees. Take out the tray after 5 minutes and add pine nuts to the baking sheet (because pine nuts take 2 minutes to toast). Put the baking sheet with the pine nuts, homemade croutons and chickpeas back in the oven for 2 minutes and then everything will be perfectly toasted.

Now it’s time to make this amazing dressing: add all ingredients to a blender and mix until it becomes green goddess perfection!

Now let’s build our salad: add mixed greens to a bowl. Then add diced cucumber, roasted chickpeas, diced red onion, homemade croutons, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, and finally, add in your dressing!

Mix it all up until every bite is evenly coated with the dressing and ENJOY!!