Cucumber Avocado Salad

This Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe is simple, refreshing, and packed with tons of fresh flavor. Made with fresh veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, and avocado this is a great side dish for grilling season!

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diced avocado, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion in large white bowl

Avocado Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes

There’s no recipe more quintessential for summertime and warm weather than this vibrant and refreshing Cucumber Avocado Salad. Packed with fresh veggies like avocado, juicy red tomatoes, red onion, and English cucumbers, then tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette, this is going to be your new favorite salad or side dish!

My family and I make this salad on repeat in the Summer! We always have fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and parsley in the garden which makes this an easy side dish to pretty much anything! It also make a great lunch too! I like to add in drained canned tuna fish for extra protein and even sometimes some chickpeas! The best thing about this salad is how versatile it is.

Ingredients

  • Cucumber: We used garden cucumbers however English cucumbers would also work great. They are narrow and less watery than standard cucumbers which I prefer.
  • Avocado: You’ll use two total, cubed. You want them to be perfectly ripe, so not too hard and not speckled with dark spots.
  • Parsley: I prefer fresh and almost always have it on-hand in the summer, but you can use dried if you’re in a pinch.
  • Lemon Juice and Olive Oil: Together, these comprise the light vinaigrette used to dress the veggies for this avocado salad recipe. You could swap white, red, or apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice and avocado oil for the olive oil, if preferred.
  • Roma Tomatoes: I chose these because I love the texture and sweetness, but you can use any tomatoes you like. Cherry and grape would also work well.
  • Red Onion: I like red onion for it’s tart and sweet bite that pairs so well with the avocado, cucumber, and tomato, but you could use white or sweet, if preferred. If you find the onion is too intense soak in water for 30 minutes to help take the bite out of the onion.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste, but be generous!

cucumber avocado salad tossed together in large bowl

How To Make Cucumber Avocado Salad

To make this simple and refreshing Cucumber Avocado Salad, just add all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and toss to combine. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. That’s it!

cucumber avocado salad ingredients in bowl

Variations

  • Change up some of the ingredients! Swap the Roma tomatoes for cherry or grape tomatoes and the red onion for white or sweet onion.
  • Add some protein! Toss in some grilled shrimp or diced grilled chicken, or serve the avocado salad on top of each or some grilled salmon.
  • Add some cheese! Mix in some mozzarella cheese balls, crumbled goat cheese, or crumbled feta for some bites or creamy goodness.
  • Add more veggies! Sliced zucchini, squash, or eggplant would work well here, as would diced bell peppers, rinsed chickpeas, or hulled sweet corn.
  • Make it spicy with some diced, seeded jalapeño or a pinch of dried cayenne pepper.
  • Add some fruit! Diced mango or pineapple would be great here.
  • Swap the herbs! Fresh dill, basil, oregano or rosemary would all be delicious in here. In the summer I basically add whatever herbs I have in the garden. The more herbs the better!
  • Switch out the lemon juice for lime juice or use a combination of the two!

red onion, cubed tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and cubed avocado in bowl

Storage and Make Ahead Instructions

  • Store prepared or leftover Cucumber Avocado Salad in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 days. The avocados may brown a bit, but the lemon juice should counteract most of the oxidation process. Best enjoyed fresh, as it will break down over time. Do not freeze.
  • If you are making this avocado cucumber salad ahead of time simply combine the veggies and dressing and leave out the avocado until you are ready to serve.

avocado cucumber salad sprinkled with salt and pepper

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Cucumber Avocado Salad

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

This Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe is simple, refreshing, and bright. Packed with fresh veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, and avocado, this is a great side dish for grilling season!

Ingredients

  • 1 large english or seedless cucumber
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 medium roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red onion, large dice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

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  • Add cucumber, avocados, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, tomatoes and red onions to a medium bowl.
  • Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 871mg25%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1088IU22%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber Avocado Salad, Summer Side Dishes

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