Avocado Goddess Salad

Invite some colorful, crunchy vegetables to have a party in a bowl along with a cholesterol-lowering but decadently rich-tasting avocado dressing. The combination makes a splendid salad so healthy and delicious it can make any woman feel more like a goddess.

The authors of this great book could cite many reasons why the ingredients are good for us. All we know is that the salad tastes sublime. Read the recipe here:

INGREDIENTS

Dressing
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
2 large ripe avocados
1 cup nonfat yogurt
1 medium shallot
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons good-quality vinegar
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

Salad
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced and soaked in ice-water for 10 minutes
1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
1 medium orange bell pepper, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
1 medium green bell pepper, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
2 Belgian endive, sliced into 1/4-inch diagonal slices
1 large cucumber, sliced into 1/4 by 2-inch julienne slices
1 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4 by 2-inch julienne slices
1/3 cup toasted sunflower seeds

1. Make dressing by placing all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blending until smooth. If dressing is too thick, add a little more vinegar.

2. Drain onion and place in a pretty salad bowl. Add peppers, endive, cucumber, and zucchini with enough dressing to moisten. Toss to combine, then top with a dollop of dressing and the sunflower seeds.

Serves 6.

Inspired by SuperFoods Healthstyle, by Steven G. Pratt, MD and Kathy Matthews (William Morrow, 2006).

9 comments

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

The recipe sounds delicious and mouth-watering. Thanks for sharing.

Mari Basque
Mari 's5 years ago

Avocados! :-) Anything with avocados!!! :-)

golden pot
Past Member 5 years ago

hmmmmm

Mervi R.
Mervi R.6 years ago

Nice, but with non-dairy yoghurt!

gail d.
gail dair6 years ago

thanks

John Norman Dela Cruz
Jonn Norman6 years ago

This looks like a wonderful salade for a future time.