Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad is a wonderful healthy side dish. This summer salad uses farmers market fresh cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, and creamy avocado for an easy side or light lunch everyone will love.
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A seasonal must-have healthy side dish!
This recipe is going to be a hit with your family and friends. Trust me, if you take it to a cookout or potluck, everyone will be begging you for the recipe for this farmers market fresh summer salad. Go ahead, share away! This is a comforting yet healthy side salad dish that is perfect with just about any meal. It even makes a delicious light lunch.
This avocado salad recipe starts with fresh produce. We picked small, crunchy cucumbers and a tangy, red tomato to go with our ripe avocados. So good! You are going to get the bite of the cucumbers and the burst of tomato flavor blended with the rich avocados.
Every bite is so delicious.
Let’s talk about the homemade dressing!
To bring out all of the fresh, healthy flavor of the vegetables, whisk together oil, vinegar, spices, and seasonings in a large bowl. (Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of this post.) You can use olive oil or vegetable oil for this avocado salad.
We also used more flavor boosters in our dressing: just a touch of honey and a dab of mayonnaise. The honey offsets the acidity in the vinegar and helps the dressing cling to the vegetables. Just a little bit of mayo brings all of the ingredients together. No worries, you don’t need much in this healthy avocado salad.
Time to prep those farmers market veggies!
To prepare the vegetables, chop the cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocados into similar bite-sized pieces. I like to partially peel my cucumber before chopping. Some people find the green cucumber peel bitter, but I like the taste and it gives more color to the salad. You can peel it all off if you prefer.
Pick smaller, firm cucumbers for this recipe. You don’t want the larger cucumbers with all of the seeds to water down the dressing. However, if all you have is large cucumbers, scrape out the seeds before chopping.
For added flavor, color, and crunch, I also used red onion in this recipe.
Once the vegetables are chopped, toss them all into the dressing. Stir to coat the ingredients well. You can serve the Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad immediately, or chill for 30 minutes before serving. I like to let it chill so the flavors all come together and the vegetables are full of flavor.
Don’t you love how easy this healthy side dish is? You can really make this recipe your own by experimenting with the dressing, changing up the vegetables, and even sprinkling some add-ons.
More avocado salad ideas you might want to try:
- Use chopped green onions and stir in drained and rinsed black beans for a Mexican-inspired dish.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil right before serving.
- Top with crumbled feta cheese for a savory-salty bite.
- No tomatoes? No problem. Drain a can of kernel corn instead. Or how about a fresh, chopped red bell pepper?
- Instead of using Italian seasoning in the dressing, use a spoon or two of dry ranch dressing mix.
- Crumble bacon over the top just before serving.
What are you waiting for? Get to the store or your local farmers market and pick up everything you need to make this fast and delicious Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad. I promise, you won’t regret it.
Love this avocado recipe? You should check out our Tomato Avocado Tuna Melt, too. P.S. It is healthy, too!
- 1/4 cup oil (vegetable or olive)
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 heaping tsp dried Italian herb blend
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 2 cups chopped cucumber
- 1 large red tomato, chopped
- 2 avocados, chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup Feta cheese for serving, optional
- In a large bowl, whisk together the first 10 ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
- Add the cucumber, tomato, avocado, and onion to the bowl. Toss everything together gently until all the vegetables are well coated.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle feta cheese over the top if desired.
Home Chef Tip #1: Pick small, firm cucumbers for the best results.
Home Chef Tip #2: Have any leftover dressing after the avocado salad is all gone? Store it in the fridge and use it as a topping for your next green salad.
Home Chef Tip #3: Try this on tacos. WOW!
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