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Cucumber Avocado Salad

Refreshing Cucumber Avocado Salad with lemon is a perfect side dish any time of year! Enjoy it along with grilled dishes or add canned tuna to your salad for a high protein meal. Ready in less than 15 minutes!

sliced cucumbers, onion and diced avocado in a blue bowl tossed with lemon, salt and pepper

 

We are officially in my favorite food season. All the fresh vegetables! I have to say, in Florida we are in this season most of the year, but when the weather is as hot as it is right now all I crave is cool, refreshing salads like this Cucumber Avocado Salad.

I have made this simple salad several times over the last few weeks and each time I make it my daughter and husband dish out the compliments. They are currently the only salad eaters in the family (in addition to me) although my oldest son does like his veggies, just served in a more deconstructed version and not in salad form. I’m good with it.

mini cocktail cucumbers on a cutting board with sliced onion and avocado on left and bag of cocktail cucumbers on right

 

For this easy cucumber salad recipe, you just need a few ingredients:

  • Persian or cocktail cucumbers – I find Persian cucumbers at Trader Joe’s and cocktail cucumbers at Costco or sometimes at my regular grocery store.
  • Avocado
  • Sweet or Vidalia onion
  • Lemon – I use a lemon press like this one to get ALL the juice out.
  • Coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper – try pink Himalayan salt if you have it. I get mine in a grinder at Costco but I see lots of Himalayan pink salt at Home Goods too.

Pretty simple, right?

 

close up of cucumber, avocado and sliced onion salad in blue bowl

 

If you are grilling chicken, shrimp or steak, this cucumber avocado salad would make the PERFECT easy side dish to go on your plate. But if you are like me and are trying to eat more salads at lunch time, then add some canned albacore tuna to a bowl of cucumber avocado salad and squeeze more lemon for a veggie packed, high-protein lunch (or dinner!).

 

cucumber, avocado and onion salad with tuna in white bowl

 

Summer Salads and Side Dishes

I know I’m craving all the simple summer salads and side dishes right now, and there are quite a few I want to try like my friend Lora’s Sweet Summer Corn and Cucumber Salad. We spoke recently about how much we love this time of year because of all the fruits and veggies so we are both planning on sharing more fresh recipes using summer produce like cucumbers, corn, watermelon and tomatoes, just to name a few. It’s fun to have friends who love summer produce (all produce!) as much as you do and exchange ideas.

#FreshSummer 2019 project:

We came up with a theme for each month of our #FreshSummer recipes.  For the month of June we chose to share something we both made with cucumbers! Please join Lora and I all summer long with new or your tried and true favorite cucumber recipes. If you make a cucumber recipe, tag us on Instagram with #FreshSummer. Follow us @aggieskitchen and @savoringitaly to see our stories and catch everything delicious! We will be back in July with something else that’s super fresh for your summer kitchen!

Some of my personal favorite summer salads and side dishes:

Spinach Salad with Peaches, Gorgonzola and Almonds

Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad with Walnuts

Cherry Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad

If you make this cucumber salad recipe or any of my summer side dish recipes please be sure to tag me on Instagram @aggieskitchen #aggieskitchen and #freshsummer!

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Cucumber Avocado Salad

  • Author: Aggie Goodman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad

Refreshing Cucumber Avocado Salad with lemon is a perfect side dish any time of year! Enjoy it along with grilled dishes or add canned tuna to your salad for a high protein meal. Ready in less than 15 minutes!


Ingredients

  • 810 Persian or cocktail cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 sweet Vidalia onion, sliced thin
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Add cucumber, onion and avocado to a bowl. Squeeze lemon over salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Notes

Serving suggestions:  Add feta, canned tuna, and/or garbanzo beans (for more flavor and protein) or serve with grilled shrimp, chicken, or steak.

Keywords: cucumber, avocado, onion, lemon, salad, side dish

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13 comments on “Cucumber Avocado Salad”

  1. Just love this salad! It’s so fresh and so easy to make. I’m going to be making it all summer long. Love collaborating with you on this project!!

  2. It’s so fresh and so easy to make. I added this salad to my fat loss diet plan. And it’s very easy to make it. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Fitnessmenz

  3. I also added some orange juice. It was super duper tasty. I am going to make it again and again. My sister also loved this.

  4. Just today i make this salad as my afternoon snack and believe me it was really delicious and you also do not have to make much efforts to make it

  5. I like avocado, I always sprinkling them with a pinch of salt and pepper and then eat.

  6. First of all, thanks for your recipe. I also made this salad but my own way. Now I wish to try your recipe. Hope my family will like love it. You’re also invited!!

  7. This is an amazing salad Aggie….and it soo healthy with more easy to make as well….and i will include this salad in my family diet plan…Thanks for sharing…..!

  8. Made it. Loved it. It was that simple and so, so delicious. It’s making a repeat performance for the 4th festivities! Many thanks for another great recipe!

  9. CUCUMBER AVOCADO SALAD ITS A GOOD TASTE THANKS FOR SHARING.

  10. Waohhhh I’m going to make sure my wife prepare this for me, I love eating salad so much.
    Thanks much for the notes it really great 😋😋😋😋😋😋

  11. I love this Cucumber avocado salad. Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. There are so many vegetables, which are healthy refreshment and making salad of them is the taste of life.
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