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Overhead, landscape photo of Cucumber Avocado Salad garnished with cilantro, queso fresco and radishes in a white bowl with a jar of cilantro vinaigrette and ramekins of cheese and pepitas arranged around the bowl.
Cucumber Avocado Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Quick and easy Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe finished with the most delicious cilantro honey vinaigrette!  Crisp, cool and refreshing, this healthy Southwestern salad perfect for summer!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southwestern
Keyword: avocado, cucumber, Healthy, salad, vegetarian, vinaigrette
Servings: 4
Calories: 320 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 English Cucumbers – thinly sliced
  • 2 Hass Avocados – pitted peeled and sliced
  • ¼ Cup Green Onions – sliced
  • 2-3 Radishes – sliced
  • ½ Red Onion – thinly sliced
  • Queso Fresco – crumbled, to taste
Dressing:
  • ¾ Cup Cilantro Leaves – gently packed
  • 1 clove Garlic – peeled
  • 1 small Jalapeno Pepper – halved, seeded & roughly chopped
  • 3-4 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil (SEE NOTE)
  • 3 TBS Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 TBS Honey
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • Kosher Salt & Ground Black Pepper – to taste
Optional Additions: Little Gem Lettuce, Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), Shredded Rotisserie Chicken, Flaked Salmon, Flaked Tuna, Crispy Chickpeas
Instructions
  1. Make the dressing: Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender or food processor. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Puree until smooth and emulsified. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper (see note). Set aside.

  2. Make the salad: In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, avocado and half the green onions. Drizzle with enough dressing to coat. Toss gently to combine.

  3. To serve: Arrange the cucumber and avocado mixture in a serving bowl or platter. Scatter the remaining green onions, radishes, red onions and cheese on top. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  1. Start with 3 tablespoons of oil in the dressing. Add more, one teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. For a richer, thinner dressing, use the full 4 tablespoons of oil.
  2. If you want to make this salad a couple hours in advance, prepare the recipe as instructed, however do not add any salt!  Salt will cause the cucumbers to seep water and the salad will become watery.  Cover the salad tightly with plastic wrap, and gently press the plastic to adhere to the top of the salad to keep the oxygen out.  Exposure to oxygen will cause the avocados to turn brown.
  3. Dressing can be made in advance and stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 761mg22%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.