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Healthy Cucumber Salad with Tomato, Avocado

by Nina L. Palmer – Feb 4, 2021
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Healthy Cucumber Salad with Tomato, Avocado
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Healthy Cucumber Salad Recipe with Tomato, Avocado - #cucumber #salad #recipe #eatwell101 - This healthy cucumber salad is ideal for picnics or a quick lunch on the go!

Cucumber salad with tomato and avocado – Take the humble cucumber to new heights with this stunning cucumber salad recipe. Smashing cucumber breaks up the flesh and releases the juices that will mix with the dressing and coat the avocado and tomato. Vegetarian and vegan, this healthy cucumber salad is ideal for picnics or a quick lunch on the go. We guarantee you’ll crave cucumber more than you ever have before. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the cucumber salad

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Directions

1. To make the cucumber salad with tomato and avocado: Fill a Ziploc bag with diced cucumber, then slightly smash the cucumber with a rolling pin. This step is optional, but this will release some of the juice of the cucumber and make the sauce more delicious, so we highly recommend it!

2. In a shallow plate or salad bowl, assemble cucumber, avocado, tomato, basil, and red onion.

3. In a Mason jar, combine olive oil, balsamic, salt, and pepper. Close the lid and shake vigorously. Drizzle the dressing over the veggies.

4. Toss the cucumber salad to mix the ingredients with the dressing. Sprinkle with red chili pepper flakes and more pepper if you like. Serve the cucumber salad with tomato and avocado immediately, or chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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Tips for the cucumber salad recipe

This cucumber salad recipe can be made in under 10 minutes, it really doesn’t take much doing to prepare a fresh batch. Here are few tips to make the best cucumber salad ever!

  • You can serve this cucumber salad as an appetizer or light meal. You can put this over slices of toasted bread to make it more substantial.
  • Feel free to add more toppings such as hemp seeds, toasted sesame seeds for more crunch if you like.
  • If making this cucumber salad for a party, you can easily double or triple the recipe.
  • To make ahead, combine all the ingredients except for the avocado and basil and keep the cucumber salad refrigerated, then add them just before serving.
  • Additional add-ins that go well with this salad would include corn, olives, black beans…
  • To keep the avocado from turning brown, coat the avocado in either lemon juice or lime juice. It will act as an antioxidant.

How and how long to store the cucumber salad?

This cucumber salad with tomato and avocado keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days if stored in an air-tight container. Don’t keep it for more than that because avocado will turn brown ultimately. You may have to toss up the cucumber salad leftovers to redistribute the dressing before serving. If you want to make it ahead of time, just omit the avocado, you’ll add them at the very last minute.

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