Fuel Up with Chopped Power Salad

By Carolyn Casner, EatingWell | February 15th, 2023

Cilantro is the secret to this delicious healthy salad


Cilantro adds color and flavor when blended to make a creamy dressing for this hearty Chopped Power Salad. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner year round.

Cilantro adds color and flavor when blended to make a creamy dressing for this hearty Chopped Power Salad. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner year round. Chickpeas and quinoa add protein and fiber, while kale, carrots, and bell pepper add the healthy goodness of vegetables.

Vegetarian Chopped Power Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Serves 4

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/3 cup roasted unsalted pepitas

Directions:

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

Recipe nutrition per serving: 362 Calories, Total Fat: 17 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Fiber: 9 g, Total Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 13 g, Sodium: 397 mg, Potassium: 634 mg, Vitamin A: 10979 IU.

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