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.
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.
2 starch, 1 high-fat protein, 1 lean protein, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat
Yum green goddess Enforcement!
The avocado dressing on this easy salad is delicious. I sometimes use feta cheese instead of swiss. Perfect for work lunch!