Cilantro Mushroom Salad and Avocado Cilantro Dip

I’m in love with both this Cilantro Mushroom Salad and the Avocado Cilantro Dip, so is my 21 month old son!

Our family’s Holistic Dentist requested we follow the Weston A. Price diet. After her request and researching how to cure tooth decay naturally (read “Cure Tooth Decay” and “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.”) my family is taking Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Butter Oil Blend (you can find the number one recommended brand in gel form here and encapsulated form here) and learning to eat with the nutritional guidelines established by Dr. Weston A. Price. You can learn about him and his research  at

Salad and Dip

While browsing through Nourishing Traditions (the cookbook that follows the Dr. Weston A. Price diet), I found a recipe for Mushroom Salad. I rarely follow a recipe exactly and I didn’t need to make enough for 4 people, just enough for 1, plus what little my toddler would eat. I added cilantro, used spinach instead of lettuce, and  drizzled a little mango vinaigrette on top. I decided to combine my Cilantro Mushroom Salad with a Cilantro Avocado Dip, to make sure I had my healthy fats for the day. Can you tell I love cilantro?

(* are organic and found at my local Wal-Mart.)

Cilantro Mushroom Salad

  • 2 Cups Spinach, chopped*
  • 1 White Button Mushroom (about 1/2 cup), chopped*
  • 1 Carrot Stick (about 5 1/2 inches long), finely chopped*
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Green Onion, chopped (about 1 tsp)*
  • Mango Vinaigrette Dressing

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

Nutrition Information (without the Mango Vinaigrette Dressing)

Serving Size 1
Amount per Serving                    DV%
Calories                      28.5     1%
Carbohydrates                10.9g     2%
Protein                      13.4g     7%
Dietary Fiber                 3.2g    13%
Total Fat                      .4g     0%
Saturated Fat                   0g     0%
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids   43.8mg 
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids  121.8mg
Cholesterol                     0g     0%
Vitamin A             14,056.25 IU 280.6%
Vitamin C                  21.24mg 35.25%
Vitamin E                    1.5mg     8%
Vitamin K                298.88mcg   375%      
Riboflavin                    .3mg     9%   
Niacin                       2.2mg    10%
Vitamin B6                    .3mg     9%
Folate                     73.6mcg  18.1%
Calcium                       77mg     8%
Iron                         1.9mg    12%
Magnesium                   56.5mg     9%
Phosphorus                 262.3mg     6%
Potassium                  607.6mg  18.1%
Sodium                        60mg     2%
Zinc                          .7mg     4%
Copper                        .1mg     6%
Manganese                     .7mg    30%


Avocado Cilantro Dip

  • 1 Avocado*
  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Carrot Sticks*, Bell Pepper Slices*, or Chia Seed Chips*

Combine the avocado, cilantro, and lemon juice, mashing and mixing with a fork. Eat with carrot sticks, bell pepper slices, or Chia Seed Chips.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1
Amount per Serving             DV%
Calories              322      16%
Carbohydrates       17.6g       6%
Protein              4.3g      23%
Dietary Fiber       13.9g    55.5%
Total Fat             30g      45%
Saturated Fat        4.3g      21%
Monounsaturated Fat 19.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat  3.7g
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids 222.2mg
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3,404.6mg
Cholesterol         0.0mg       0%
Vitamin A       1,237.5IU      25%
Vitamin C          25.1mg    41.5%
Vitamin E          4.55mg      22%
Vitamin K         85.6mcg   107.5%
Thiamin              .1mg       9%
Riboflavin           .3mg      15%
Niacin              3.5mg      17%
Vitamin B6           .5mg      26%
Folate           171.7mcg      43%
Calcium            33.5mg       3%
Iron                1.4mg     7.5%
Magnesium         61.95mg      16%
Phosphorus        111.7mg    10.5%
Potassium         1,048mg      30%
Sodium            20.55mg     1.5%
Zinc               1.35mg     9.5%
Copper              .45mg    20.5%
Manganese           .35mg      17%
Selenium            .8mcg       1%

Let me know what your family thinks of the Avocado Cilantro Dip and Cilantro Mushroom Salad. Also, what type of salad dressing do you think enhances the flavor best and what is your favorite food to eat the dip with?

(Nutrition Calculations made using