Vegetarian Chopped Power Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing Cilantro adds color and flavor when blended to make a creamy dressing. Serve this healthy salad for lunch or dinner.

active: 25 mins
total: 25 mins
Servings: 4


  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 2 cups finely sliced stemmed kale
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ⅓ cup roasted unsalted pepitas


    Step 1

    Combine cilantro, buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallot, vinegar, salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Process until well blended.

    Step 2

    Combine lettuce, kale, chickpeas, carrots, bell pepper and quinoa in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with pepitas before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 2½ cups Per Serving: 362 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 397mg; carbohydrates 38g; dietary fiber 9g; protein 13g; sugars 6g; niacin equivalents 2mg; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 10979IU; potassium 634mg.


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