Green Goddess Salad

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Green Goddess Salad

Green Goddess Salad

This gorgeous salad combines fresh shrimp, cucumber, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes with homemade green goddess dressing. The dressing is beautifully green and creamy with avocado (loaded with good-for-you fats) and fresh herbs. Buttermilk and a dash of rice vinegar add tang.

Serves 4

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, sorrel and/or chives
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or minced anchovy fillet
  • 8 cups bite-size pieces green leaf lettuce
  • 12 ounces peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, (21-25 per pound; see Ingredient note)
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 cup rinsed and chopped canned artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Puree avocado, buttermilk, herbs, vinegar and anchovy in a blender until smooth.

Step 2

Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Top with shrimp, cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, artichoke hearts and celery. Drizzle the dressing over the salads.


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