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.
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 Day
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy! Click over for the recipe and pin.—>
- 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 ***
- Pile spinach on the bottom of bowl.
- Line up the rest of the ingredients.
- Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve with the homemade Green Goddess dressing.
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!
Here’s the recipe for my Healthy Homemade Green Goddess Dressing…
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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.
What is your favorite St. Patrick’s Day food? Guinness is a totally fair answer 🙂
What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day?