In this cucumber, tomato, Swiss cheese and chickpea salad recipe, a healthy green goddess dressing is made from avocado, buttermilk and herbs. The extra dressing is delicious served with grilled vegetables.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source:, June 2017




Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dressing: Place avocado, buttermilk, herbs, vinegar and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth.

  • To prepare salad: Toss lettuce and cucumber in a bowl with 1/4 cup of the dressing. Top with chickpeas, cheese and tomatoes. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 3 days.)


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate leftover dressing for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 21.7g 43% DV; carbohydrates 39.8g 13% DV; dietary fiber 11.9g 48% DV; sugars 10.1g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 12mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 6774.1IU 136% DV; vitamin c 14mg 23% DV; folate 180.9mcg 45% DV; calcium 420mg 42% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 71.8mg 26% DV; potassium 641.4mg 18% DV; sodium 465mg 19% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Yum green goddess Enforcement! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The avocado dressing on this easy salad is delicious. I sometimes use feta cheese instead of swiss. Perfect for work lunch! Read More