This healthy Cucumber Avocado Salad is a delicious combination of my Summer favorites, Cucumber and Avocado which is flavored with a simple zesty dressing. Here is how to make it.
If you like to include Salad in your meals, here are some of them – Kale Mango Salad, Watermelon Feta Salad, Ramen Noodle Salad, Kidney Bean Salad, and Broccoli Apple Salad.
About This Recipe
As the summers are approaching, the blog will be loaded with fresh and wholesome salad recipes. As much I love eating salads with different flavors, I also enjoy making and experimenting with them at home. One of my favorites is Cucumber Avocado Salad.
Cucumber and Avocado Salad is a refreshing Summer Salad that has all the goodness from cucumber, avocado, red onion, and tomatoes.
This colorful salad can also be eaten as a snack in between the meals or whenever the hunger strikes. I sometimes like to make this salad with basil too, as it gives it a more refreshing flavor.
This wholesome and hearty salad is flavored with a simple and fast dressing that is made with just 5 ingredients. Easy and quick, right? A super healthy salad that can be packed for your Lunch Box too.
You can experiment with the salad and add in other seasonal ingredients such as Mango, Strawberries, Quinoa, Edamame, Radish, Feta Cheese, Spinach, Lettuce, Artichoke, Chickpeas, etc. If you want to make a non-vegetarian version of the same, you can add in Shrimps, Crab, Tuna, etc.
This Salad is,
- Super easy
- A Summer favorite
- Perfect for light meals
For the Salad – Along with cucumber and avocado, which are the key ingredients of this salad, we will also include some red onions and cherry tomatoes. This colorful salad is extremely nutritious and makes for a perfect summer light meal in itself.
You can include more veggies and fruits in these vegetables, that tastes and compliments avocado and cucumber.
For the Dressing – We will make a very simple dressing for this salad that will include ingredients such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Salt, and Pepper.
If you like you can also add a little finely chopped garlic for that extra flavor. Also, always use a good quality extra virgin olive oil for the best taste.
Step By Step Recipe
Mix the salad ingredients in a bowl.
Mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Usually, Ripe Avocados are darker in color but the color may vary so it is best to go by feel as well as color.
Press the avocado using your fingers and if it feels slightly soft, it is ripe and ready to eat. But if it feels mushy, the avocado is not great to include in the salads or if it feels too hard, it is still raw.
English Cucumbers are the best to use in this Avocado Cucumber Salad. However feel free to use any variety.
If you want to avoid the blackening of avocados after cutting them, just toss them in some lemon juice.
This Avocado Cucumber Salad is very similar to the Mexican Avocado Salad. Other than these ingredients, you just need to add in some grilled corn kernels in the salad. In the dressing, you can also add in a little honey to add a hint of sweetness to the salad. And yes, do not forget to top the salad with some Cojita Cheese.
I like to have this Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad on its own or sometimes I serve it as a side dish with my Brunch meals. You can also serve it along with Pasta and Risotto of your choice.
It also tastes great as a side dish along with your Grilled Meat or Seafood recipes. It is a versatile salad that can be served with anything you prefer.
You can also serve a slice of homemade bread or garlic bread on the side.
Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe
- 2 cups English cucumber (cubed)
- 1 Avocado (peeled and diced)
- 1/2 cup Red Onion (sliced)
- 1 cup Tomato (cubed)
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup Cilantro (chopped)
- Salt (to taste)
- Black Pepper Powder (to taste)
- Mix the salad ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix dressing ingredients in another bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.
- Serve immediately.