It’s easy to get hooked on TikTok recipes. The particular corner of the internet — with its rapid-fire naming of ingredients, swift results, and literally zero cleanup — is satisfying, to say the least. And though not every viral recipe demands to be made or even turns out that tasty (remember the baked feta pasta? It inspired a plethora of feta recipes), a cooking video occasionally comes along that checks both boxes with ease. Today’s doable recipe du jour: Melissa Ben-Ishay’s green goddess salad.
Recognized by most as the founder of Baked By Melissa, the New York City-based brand known for colorful, bite-sized cupcakes, Ben-Ishay sometimes takes a detour from the sweet treats and sugary mixes that define her TikTok to focus on easy- to-make vegan salads. It’s a beautiful balance really. Last September, the baker posted a green dish that truly took off (we’re talking 1.6 million likes, 10,000 comments, and over 300 shares). It’s an understandable viral moment. Ben-Ishay is a master of ASMR-style recipe videos (chopping and juicing spinach has never sounded so pleasing), but she also managed to make a healthy, green creation that looks truly lush and indulgent.
Here at Camille Styles, we’re big on all things green goddess. And with just a handful of common ingredients whipped together in five easy steps, Baked By Melissa’s gorgeous salad is a no-brainer. Plus, it lasts up in the refrigerator for up to a week, so it’s a perfect fit for any plant-based meal plans.
Visit bakedbymelissa.com for the full, versatile recipe, but some things you’ll want to have on hand:
– a small head of green cabbage
– green onions
– olive oil
– your favorite nuts.
– Ben-Ishay also recommends a heaping helping of nutritional yeast.
Make the green goddess salad for the week ahead or a dinner party dip (Ben-Ishay suggests eating it with chips like guacamole, yum!). Salads By Melissa is officially our favorite Baked By Melissa offshoot. Watch the video below to see it in action.
*Featured image by Michelle Nash.