Green Goddess Salad with Chickpeas

Green Goddess Salad with Chickpeas

2 Reviews
From:, June 2017

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.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • Dressing
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, sorrel, mint, parsley and/or cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Salad
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed
  • ¼ cup diced low-fat Swiss cheese
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved if desired


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. To prepare dressing: Place avocado, buttermilk, herbs, vinegar and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. To prepare salad: Toss lettuce and cucumber in a bowl with ¼ 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 information

  • Serving size: 2¾ cups
  • Per serving: 304 calories; 8 g fat(2 g sat); 12 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 181 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6,774 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 420 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 465 mg sodium; 641 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (135% daily value), Folate (45% dv), Calcium (42% dv), Vitamin C (23% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 high-fat protein, 1 lean protein, 1 vegetable, ½ fat

Reviews 2

September 03, 2017
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By: Carol Johannes-Toenges
Yum green goddess Enforcement!
August 09, 2017
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By: Lisa Valente
The avocado dressing on this easy salad is delicious. I sometimes use feta cheese instead of swiss. Perfect for work lunch!
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