Greenest Green Salad

Greenest Green Salad

I’m going all out green today!  This Greenest Green Salad features sweet asparagus, crispy celery, mild green onion, protein packed edamame and salty pistachios.  I finish it off with a homemade Green Goddess dressing that will have you wishing the salad bowl never ends.

Hi friends and happy almost St. Patrick’s day!

Traditional Irish food is fine, but I prefer finding fun naturally green and rainbow foods to eat on St. Patrick’s Day.  Whether it’s a Rainbow Smoothie Bowl or Rainbow Fruit Skewers there are so many fun ways to celebrate.

MY LATEST VIDEOS

So on this St. Patrick’s Day I present to you something special…  my Greenest Green Salad… chock full of all things… well… GREEN!  It’s even topped with my own Homemade Green Goddess Dressing. I think even kermit would be proud of this one. 🙂

Greenest Green Salad with Homemade Green Goddess Dressing for St. Patrick's DayClick To Tweet

Best Green Salad - Greenest Green Chopped Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

 

How to Make My Greenest Green Salad

The only prep work you need to do for this salad is to quickly blanch the asparagus.  To blanch it you put it in boiling water for just one minute.  You then immediately take it out of the hot water and give it an ice bath so it will stop cooking.  This makes it just slightly softer for eating in salads and preserves the bright green color.  You can eat it raw, but this step makes it taste a lot better.

Best Green Salad - Greenest Green Chopped Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

The dressing is simple too.  You just put everything for my Green Goddess Dressing in a little chopper or food processor and blend away.  You could also use a blender.  The color in the homemade green goddess dressing comes from a tri of spices: basil, parsley and chives.

The finished result will even have the little leprechauns wanting more.

Best Green Salad - Greenest Green Chopped Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

The toppings include all things green like edamame, celery and even pistachios.  That little green nut comes in handy sometimes.

I added some feta cheese (because feta makes everything bett-a) but you can keep it green AND vegan by adding avocado instead.

Best Green Salad - Greenest Green Chopped Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt
Enjoy! Click over for the recipe and pin.—>

Best Green Salad - Greenest Green Chopped Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Greenest Green Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
My best green salad features sweet asparagus, crispy celery, mild green onion, protein packed edamame and salty pistachios. I finish it off with a homemade Green Goddess dressing that will have you wishing the salad bowl never ends.
Course: Salad
Servings: 2 meal servings
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup asparagus blanched and cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup green onion sliced
  • 1 cups edamane shelled and cooked
  • 1/2 cup pistachios shelled
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese reduced fat
  • 1 recipe homemade Green Goddess Dressing ***
Instructions
  1. Pile spinach on the bottom of bowl.
  2. Line up the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve with the homemade Green Goddess dressing.
Recipe Notes

To blanch asparagus, put spears in boiling water for one minute. Immediately transfer to a ice bath to stop cooking. Shelled edamame can be found in the frozen section of the grocery store and cooked in the microwave.

***Find the recipe for Homemade Green Goddess Dressing here!

Greenest Green Salad with Homemade Green Goddess Dressing for St. Patrick's DayClick To Tweet

Here’s the recipe for my Healthy Homemade Green Goddess Dressing…

Healthy Homemade Green Goddess Dressing recipe with greek yogurt / Running in a Skirt

Like it? Find it later by pinning this to your favorite pinterest board!

Best Green Salad - Greenest Green Chopped Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Have a great St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  I hope you enjoy your green beer along with a green salad today and may the luck of the Irish be with you always.

 

Your turn!

What is your favorite St. Patrick’s Day food?  Guinness is a totally fair answer 🙂

What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day?

By | 2018-06-28T13:18:40+00:00 March 15th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Holidays / Decor, Lunch, Salads|36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy March 16, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

    This is a super green salad! And I love the nuts on there for a crunch.

  2. Erinn March 15, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Green goddess dressing is my absolute favorite!! And I’ve never had pistachios on a salad before!

  3. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups March 15, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I love green goddess dressing, and pistachios, and asparagus…..so this salad looks pretty much perfect for me!

  4. [email protected] March 15, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Such a tasty looking salad! Love the fresh ingredients!

  5. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real March 15, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Adding edamame in salad is so good! It adds a nice flavor to it and pairs so well with any dressing.

  6. Blane Sherer March 17, 2015 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Like your St Patrick’s Day Green. My dad’s birthday is on St Patrick’s Day. My family celebrated his birthday Sunday. I called him Tuesday night too since that is the actual day.

  7. This looks so good!! The dressing sounds amazing!

    • JulieWunder March 18, 2015 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sue! Keep the shoes 🙂 (From Instagram 🙂

  8. Jess @hellotofit March 17, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I looove me some Guinness haha. That dressing looks AMAZING! Pinned it to Pinterest, for sure.

    • JulieWunder March 18, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Guinness and an uber green salad! Sounds like a good St. Paddy’s day to me!

  9. Ivanna March 17, 2015 at 10:15 am - Reply

    This looks and sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sam @ PancakeWarriors March 17, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    This sounds delish! I just love your version of Green Goddess Dressing – I have to try this!

    • JulieWunder March 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sam! I hope you like it. I’m making it again already because I liked it so much.

  11. Gingi March 17, 2015 at 9:18 am - Reply

    At first I was like, “Greenest Green”?? Then I was like.. oh wow.. yeah.. that IS pretty dang green! hehe!! Looks yummy and crazy healthy!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    • JulieWunder March 18, 2015 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      I think the pistachios put it over the edge for greenest green 🙂 Hope you are feeling ok!

  12. Meg @MegBollenback.com March 17, 2015 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Love how festive this is today. I’m not a big mayo fan so like that you subbed in yogurt in the dressing. Hope you have a great St. Patty’s Day!

  13. Kate @KateMovingForward March 17, 2015 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Mmmm! This looks so yummy! I love the combo of unique ingredients and I’ll definitely be making that Green Goddess dressing! Coming from Lean Lena. 🙂

  14. Annmarie March 17, 2015 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Love green goddess dressing and that salad looks so good! Love the pistachios!

    • JulieWunder March 17, 2015 at 8:05 am - Reply

      Thanks! Just embracing the green! The pistachios with the dressing are super yummy.

  15. Laura Stailey March 17, 2015 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Julie – In your dressing recipe, don’t you mean you sub Greek Yogurt for mayo, not the other way around? Had your Quinoa and Edamame salad for dinner last night..delish!!

    • JulieWunder March 17, 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

      Hi Laura! Yes I do- woops. Thanks for the catch.
      So glad you enjoyed the Quinoa and Edamame Salad– I really like that one too! I hope you get to try this one as well. The dressing is soooo yummy and prettier in person.

  16. Andrea March 17, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

    I don’t really get into corned beef and cabbage, it is just not my thing. But I do enjoy a good Guiness beef stew. Mostly I just drink beer on St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

  17. Joanna @Makingmine March 17, 2015 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Yum! This is a MUCH better idea than the giant bowl of Lucky Charms I was contemplating eating 😉

  18. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 17, 2015 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Green goddess dressing is one of my absolute favorites. OMGOMG yum

  19. ooh I am liking that salad dressing!

    • JulieWunder March 17, 2015 at 8:07 am - Reply

      It is soooooo good! I hope you have a chance to try it.

  20. Jenny March 17, 2015 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Yum! This is my kind of festive! 😉

    • JulieWunder March 17, 2015 at 8:06 am - Reply

      Me too! The dressing is really pretty in person with all the herbs.

  21. Libby Haire March 17, 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Looks yummy! Will have to try this next time I get some fresh asparagus which is a fave!
    Have a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day… and may the roads rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back, and the good Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand.

    • JulieWunder March 17, 2015 at 8:06 am - Reply

      My hubbys family is Irish, so we had part of that saying read at our wedding 🙂 So beautiful! Thank you!

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.