Lizzo Tried the Green Goddess Salad That the Internet’s Obsessed with and Her Reaction Is Very Expected

published Jan 20, 2022
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FEBRUARY 22: Lizzo attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California
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If you’ve scrolled through TikTok lately — and you’re as into all things food as we are — you’ve probably stumbled across Melissa Ben-Ishay’s viral Green Goddess Salad recipe, a vegan cabbage-based salad that looks suspiciously like guacamole. We tried the salad earlier this month — yes, it was absolutely as fantastic as it looks — and now, Grammy-winning singer and rapper Lizzo has, too.

Along with her music skills, Lizzo’s known for her vegan cooking, which she frequently shares on TikTok. Apparently, the 33-year-old Grammy winner was just as enchanted by the salad as we were. “I’ve been haunted by this salad, and now I’m finally, finally, finally doing it!” she said in the TikTok video, which now has more than 6 million views. 

First, she finely chops up the cabbage, cucumber, and chives, and then she begins adding the dressing ingredients — shallots, garlic, rice wine vinegar, nuts, basil, chives, spinach, avocado oil, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper — to a blender. (Ben-Ishay’s recipe calls for lemon juice, but Lizzo opted for lime, and she also added water to the dressing to perfect the texture.)

Then, the moment of truth: Would the famous salad measure up to Lizzo’s expectations? After emulsifying the dressing in her VitaMix, she pours it over her chopped veggies, mixes it with a spoon, then dips a tortilla chip in it, as Ben-Ishay did in her original video. The video ends before we get any official feedback from Lizzo, but if her face was any indication, we’re totally sold (as if we weren’t already!). 

If you don’t have the ingredients on hand or would rather not devote time to chopping and blending, we’re also big fans of Charlie Bird’s farro salad and, of course, pretty much any Caesar salad. Happy eating!