Delicious cucumber and avocado salad with lime dressing

It is springtime in Melbourne people! This is why I am sharing this delicious cucumber and avocado salad with you today. Do yourself a favour and pin it or save…

cucmber and avocado cubes in a grey bowl with dressing and chili

It is springtime in Melbourne people! This is why I am sharing this delicious cucumber and avocado salad with you today. Do yourself a favour and pin it or save it, because you will absolutely need it in your recipe collection.

What is the easiest dinner you can make that satisfies the needs and wants of your entire family? Pasta? Pizza? When I feel like we have had enough carbs for the week I like making salads and cooking up some chicken or fish. I am lucky that my boys eat salads without a fuss. Kids usually like vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocados and I capitalise on this as often as I can.

This simple and delicious salad is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and healthy fats. The dressing is a delicious mix of lime juice, cumin, and olive oil. Cucumbers add crunch and avocado amazing creaminess. This is a perfect quick solution for a family dinner or a last-minute salad for the BBQ on Saturday afternoon.

a bowl with cucumber and avocado salad

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Can I prepare this cucmber and avocado salad in advance?

Yes, you can. I would not recommend making it a day ahead, but you absolutely can keep it refrigerated for a couple of hours. To keep this salad fresh you need to make sure to prevent the avocado from getting brown. Avocados turn brown just like apples do when exposed to air. It’s a chemical reaction, known as oxidation, and not a sign of a spoilt avocado. I would suggest you toss already cubed avocado with some lemon or lime juice, before adding the avocado to the cut cucumber. Add dressing into the bowl with the cucumber and avocado, mix gently, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

What should I serve this salad with?

This salad is so versatile that you can literally serve it with anything, but here are a couple of ideas you might want to try out:

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cucmber and avocado cubes in a grey bowl with dressing and chili

Delicious cucumber and avocado salad with lime dressing


  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 4 serves as a side dish 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers or one medium-size continental cucumber, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 large avocado, diced

Dressing:

  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed or grated
  • 1/4 chili flakes (optional, leave out if making for young kids)
  • 1 tbsp of freshly chopped coriander or parsley leaves

Instructions

  1. In a small jar, combine all the dressing ingredients, shake well, and set aside.
  2. Wash and cut cucumbers and avocado, put in a salad bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cucumber and avocado and mix gently to combine. Serve immediately or cover tightly with the glad wrap and refrigerate. 

Notes

If you want to make this salad a little bit ahead of time, make sure you stop the avocado from getting brown. Simply toss already cubed avocado with some lemon or lime juice, before adding the avocado to the cut cucumber. Add dressing into the bowl with the cucumber and avocado, mix gently, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: salad
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: cucumber salad, cucumber and avocado

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6 Comments

    1. Sometimes the old things are the best! 🙂 My aim is to share delicious and simple recipes, so I guess this one is perfect.

    1. Hi Penny, thanks! The fat in this salad comes from olive oil and avocado. Both, olive oil and avocado are high in monounsaturated fatty acids, these fats help LOWER your LDL cholesterol (so-called “bad” cholesterol). So this salad is heart-healthy and will not affect your cholesterol level in a negative way. Hope that helps 🙂

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