Until recently, nutritional yeast occupied the same part of my life as spin classes – it’s part of a cool, health-conscious culture that I have no part in. That changed when I finally made the “Baked by Melissa” Viral TikTok Green Goddess Salad that was blowing up my phone. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go make the salad right now – even Time reported on it. I know it feels counter-intuitive to get a salad recipe from a cupcake website, but trust me on this one, it’s delicious – even Lizzo has made it.
But a key ingredient is that ⅓ cup of nutritional yeast in the dressing, and since I had no idea what it was, I didn’t know if it was worth buying a whole package when I just needed ⅓ of a cup.