Low Carb California Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

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Low Carb California Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

32 ratings

For the sake of calculating your nutrition, the ingredients listed in this recipe for the Green Goddess Dressing makes about 2 oz of dressing – enough for one serving of salad. To make a full batch of Green Goddess Dressing, multiply the ingredient measurements by 6.

Green Goddess Dressing is not only incredibly healthy for you, but it’s loaded with flavor from a variety of herbs. Combined with a colorful California Chopped Salad, you’ll power through your afternoon with no trouble at all.

  • Net Carbs

    8 g

  • Fiber

    10.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    18.2 g

  • Protein

    19.9 g

  • Fats

    26.5 g

375 cals

Low Carb California Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

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  • Mixed Salad Greens

    Mixed Salad Greens

    3 ounce

  • Hard Boiled Egg

    Hard Boiled Egg

    1 large

  • Chopped Ham

    Chopped Ham

    1 ounce

  • Turkey Slices

    Turkey Slices

    1 ounce

  • Cucumber


    ¼ cup

  • Red Onions

    Red Onions

    1 tablespoon

  • Avocados Raw

    Avocados Raw

    2 ounce

  • Avocados Raw

    Avocados Raw

    2 ounce

  • Green Onions

    Green Onions

    ¼ ounce

  • Basil Fresh

    Basil Fresh

    1 tbsp

  • Cilantro


    ¾ teaspoon

  • Garlic Raw

    Garlic Raw

    ¼ tsp

  • Lemon Juice

    Lemon Juice

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ tsp

  • Beverages Almond Milk Unsweetened Shelf Stable

    Beverages Almond Milk Unsweetened Shelf Stable

    ½ tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

10 min

  • Step 1

    For the salad, combine the mixed greens in a bowl. If necessary, chop the egg, ham, turkey, cucumber, red onion, and first amount of avocado. Arrange these items on the top of your salad.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    For the dressing, combine the second amount of avocado, green onion, basil, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the remaining ingredients in the food processor, and slowly pulse until the dressing comes together with a smooth and creamy finish.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Drizzle the dressing on the salad, and enjoy!
    Step 4

Comments 31

  • LizPepper

    LizPepper 7 months ago

    Love this! Will make this one again ♥️

    • Magdalena26

      Magdalena26 8 months ago

      Really nice pack lunch that you can prepare in advance.

      • Brenda

        Brenda 2 years ago

        Is anyone concerned about the sodium in this recipe? Dangerous. Not even going to try it.

        • Athenacutts

          Athenacutts 2 months ago

          I substituted for chicken instead of the processed meats.

        • RousingCauliflower551797

          RousingCauliflower551797 7 months ago

          When you are on keto you need a little more sodium.

        • SuperArugula127718

          SuperArugula127718 2 years ago

          The sodium is in the lunch meat

        • Hubblegamer

          Hubblegamer 2 years ago

          I think its in the egg? If you buy pre hard boiled eggs they come in a salt solution. Idk tho

      • StrongLooksGood

        StrongLooksGood 2 years ago

        It’s very delicious. I modified the dressing and added the following: avocado, lemon juice. Grated garlic, plain yogurt, Worcestershire sauce, minced green onions, fresh basil, tarragon, salt, pepper, and MCT oil. It was out creamy and was easy to spread

        • AmazingArugula288630

          AmazingArugula288630 2 years ago

          can you please give the amounts of each ingredient that you changed? sounds great!

      • StupendousCauliflower356852

        StupendousCauliflower356852 2 years ago

        Too much onion. Dressing is too little for the amount of greens that go with it and too small to pulse or get creamy.

        • Michelle

          Michelle 3 years ago

          Not that great.

          • LavenderBlueDilly

            LavenderBlueDilly 3 years ago

            The dressing in this recipe needs to be rewritten. There isn’t enough to make in a food processor as recommended. I used a stick blender in a pint jar and I still had to add more ingredients to make it work. Added vinegar, olive oil, and more lemon juice. Then you have to make adjustments for the added ingredients. Other than that it was delicious. I was able to use my own fresh parsley, basil, and a green onion from my garden. Not a fan of cilantro so I used parsley.

            • Mike

              Mike 3 years ago

              Pretty bad. Buy your own green goddess dressing and try, but you'll end up using way too much and throw your macros off. Not enough liquid to cover all that.

              • SplendidRadish378535

                SplendidRadish378535 3 years ago

                This is my first time dieting and honestly this salad was really good I did use regular ranch instead of the green goddess dressing and I used chicken instead of turkey.

                • Anonymous

                  Anonymous 3 years ago

                  I bought goddes dressing from Trader Joe’s. 😋

                  • maria

                    maria 3 years ago

                    I loved

                    • cindypetrush@gmail.com

                      cindypetrush@gmail.com 3 years ago

                      me too!

                  • MarvellousMacadamia239260

                    MarvellousMacadamia239260 3 years ago

                    This just didn't work out for me. I put all of the work into prepping to make the dressing just to find out my processor doesn't work. So I used ranch dressing. It was very good with ranch lol

                    • IneffableKale784095

                      IneffableKale784095 3 years ago

                      Just wondering if the dressing will hold up if I make it the night before? Anyone tried this that can let me know? I’d much appreciate it!

                      • Boymomx3

                        Boymomx3 3 years ago

                        How do you omit ingredients? I’m allergic to onions......

                        • Soontobemom

                          Soontobemom 3 years ago

                          Create a recipe unde “my recipe” for an accurate count

                        • Jenny Jen K

                          Jenny Jen K 3 years ago

                          I was wondering the same. How to omit some ingredients off the counter so I can get an accurate count.

                        • StupendousCauliflower610654

                          StupendousCauliflower610654 3 years ago

                          Don’t put them in.

                      • JKG

                        JKG 3 years ago

                        Before making this I read the comments indicating need for more flavor and more liquid to make dressing. Instead of the small herb measurements, I used a small handful of the basil and cilantro and added 4 tablespoons of the unsweetened milk and the dressing was pretty good. It was definitely runny enough to toss over all the greens.

                        • blonde45

                          blonde45 3 years ago

                          I dislike onions so omitted those, used grilled chicken-Walmart’s meat section has sliced pre-packaged varieties we top salads with, just mixed some EVOO and Mrs. Dash for dressing

                          • Anonymous

                            Anonymous 3 years ago

                            I added some water and apple cider vinegar to the sauce... it is soooo good!

                            • Travelista

                              Travelista 3 years ago

                              how do you add or delete an ingredient from the ingredient list

                              • MarvellousKale457930

                                MarvellousKale457930 3 years ago

                                I have the same question...

                            • Nwaller48

                              Nwaller48 4 years ago

                              Just curious, do you guys actually make and test these recipes? I’ve noticed a lot of comments that make me wonder.

                              • SplendidAvocado237651

                                SplendidAvocado237651 2 years ago

                                Then you need to do a better job.

                              • recipewriter

                                recipewriter 4 years ago

                                Yes, Carb Manager has a team of professional recipe developers that create all the recipes. That's where the photos come from too :)