Refreshing, bright and tangy Avocado Cucumber Salad. Ready in less than 10 minutes with a simple lemon-lime, cilantro dressing. As soon as the weather starts warming up, my body starts to craveeeeee salads.
Because everybody could use some salad and greens after ice cream, Cinco de mayo and Mother’s day all in the span of one week. What have you guys been up to?! J’s family came to visit this past week from Belgium and we had an event-filled week visiting Toronto, laughing over good food and aperitifs in the evening (that vegan bacon though…), and celebrating J’s birthday. And now my body and mind are ready for some salad.
Bright and refreshing salads like this Avocado Cucumber Salad.
Do you remember my Mediterranean Cucumber Tomato Salad from last Spring?! It quickly turned out to be my #1 salad recipe on the blog. SIMPLE salad recipes are always a hit and are my go-to all Spring and Summer long. This Avocado Cucumber Salad is no different. It is a family favorite in my kitchen. I could eat it every night and not get tired of it. I mean, this salad could not get any easier…
Cut and scoop the avocado. This is my favorite part. ↓ ↓ ↓
Add the cucumber, cilantro and lemon-lime dressing. Lightly toss…
And dig in!! I told you this Avocado Cucumber Salad could not get any easier.
I like to leave the salad to “marinate” for 5 to 15 minutes while I prepare the rest of dinner. The flavors of the creamy avocado, refreshing cucumber, tangy lime, cilantro and sea salt come together and complement each other just perfectly. The avocado seems to get creamier and the lime tangier the longer everything sits and the flavors mingle. If you do make this Avocado Cucumber Salad at home, snap a photo and tag me #CearasKitchen on instagram or a leave a comment below. I love hearing your feedback guys! #EatHappyLiveHappy
- 1 large cucumber, sliced in quarters
- 2 avocados, chopped
- ¼ - ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Place chopped cucumber, avocado, and cilantro in a medium bowl. If you are not a fan of cilantro, start with using only ¼ cup.
- Add lemon juice, lime juice, and sea salt to the chopped vegetables. Toss gently to combine. Taste and add additional cilantro (I use the entire ½ cup) and sea salt to taste. Leave to sit and "marinate" for 5 - 15 minutes. Serve fresh with your favorite Summer meal.