What could be more fitting than a chopped salad for a “Chopped” chef and judge? OK, to be honest, the Aarón Sánchez Green Goddess Salad is prepared a little differently than the original by Melissa Ben-Ishay† In Ben-Ishay’s version, all the collected vegetables are collected and cut into bite-sized pieces or coleslaw. Ingredients for Ben-Ishay’s combo, as stated by a follower, includes “cabbage, cucumber, chives. Souce [sic]: shallot, garlic, chives, olive oil, lemon/lime juice, rice vinegar, walnut, cashew nuts, spinach+basil, [nutritional] yeast.”
Chef Sanchez’s version of the salad varies a bit in both ingredients and chopping style, but the green goddess scratch-made dressing is at the heart of the recipe. As shared by PR with Mashed, the Sanchez dressing uses cilantro, olive oil, Herdez Avocado Hot Sauce, toasted pumpkin seeds, kosher salt, scallions, garlic, and juice from a “smashed” lime.
Says Sanchez TikTok“I love †Baked by Melissa’s Green Goddess salad, so I decided to make my own version with this Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad! My secret weapon? #HERDEZ Avocado Hot Sauce! Creamy, tangy, made with real avocados, it elevates any dish – main or side.”