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.
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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: