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:


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

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).


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

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

Mari Basque
Mari 's7 years ago

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

golden pot
Past Member 7 years ago


Mervi R.
Mervi R7 years ago

Nice, but with non-dairy yoghurt!

gail d.
gail dair7 years ago


John Norman Dela Cruz
Jonn Norman8 years ago

This looks like a wonderful salade for a future time.