Chopped Salad with Chicken & Avocado-Buttermilk Dressing

This herb-loaded green goddess-inspired dressing gets a color boost from creamy avocado. Make a double batch of this healthy salad dressing to keep on hand for salads throughout the week.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ½ ripe avocado

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, mint and/or parsley

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 cups chopped kale

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage

  • 2 cups broccoli florets, finely chopped

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds

  • cup dried cherries or cranberries


  1. Combine buttermilk, avocado, herbs, vinegar, salt and pepper in a blender; process until smooth.

  2. Combine kale, cabbage, broccoli, chicken, carrots, onion, almonds and cherries (or cranberries) in a large bowl; toss to combine. Add the dressing and toss again.


To make ahead: Refrigerate dressing and salad separately for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
13g Fat
28g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 16g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 30g 59%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Vitamin A 5958IU 119%
Vitamin C 80mg 89%
Folate 91mcg 23%
Sodium 644mg 28%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 95mg 23%
Potassium 860mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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