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 WestonAPrice.org.
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 NutritionData.com.)