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Amazing Avocado Salad

The Best Avocado Salad with cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, green onion and a delicious cilantro lime dressing. This simple and refreshing salad recipe makes for the perfect side dish to any meal.

blue-rimmed bowl of avocado salad with a gold spoon to the side.

Cool, creamy, tangy, zesty, herby, and zingy, this fresh avocado salad has it all!

It will most assuredly be the cool kid at your block party!

Delicious creamy avocado is the main star of the show and creates an enticing side salad when supported by cool crisp cucumber, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. 

A refreshing light and citrusy herb dressing with fresh herbs ties it all together to make an incredible flavor fest that you’ll want to include at any gathering!

Easy to make in bulk or scale down to feed fewer people, this versatile avocado salad is here for your every need.

Avocado Salad in a blue-rimmed bowl with a gold spoon in it, ready to serve.

Let’s discuss the fresh ingredients for this healthy avocado salad.

Ingredients For Avocado Salad:

Avocados: Ripe avocados are the main star here! You’ll want to pick up avocados that are ripe but still slightly firm and not completely through the ripening process.

This ensures the avocado slices will stay intact even after stirring and tossing the salad. 

Cucumber: Fresh English cucumber brings a cooling, crunchy element to the salad, and gives it all sorts of summer vibes.

Be sure to remove the seeds from the crunchy cucumbers before chopping it to avoid added liquid in the salad, as cucumbers contain a great deal of water.

Regular cucumber is my preference, but Persian cucumbers work too.

Cherry Tomatoes (or Grape Tomatoes): Cut some adorable little cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes in half and toss them in for that nice tomato tang. Roma tomatoes work too.

Red Onion & Green Onion: Both red onion and green onion play important roles here! Red onion gives that zingy bite and green onion is that subtle, cooler creamy onion flavor. 

For the Salad Dressing: Avocado oil (or olive oil), fresh lime juice (or fresh lemon juice), rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar), fresh garlic, pure maple syrup (trust me on this one), fresh cilantro, fresh oregano, salt and black pepper.

This combination of ingredients for the avocado salad dressing brings a powerful citrus and herb infusion that will knock your socks off! You’ll want to use this dressing on everything!

Optional Additions:

  • Add 1 cup of cooked sweet corn to make avocado corn salad.
  • For a southwest vibe, add ½ cup of corn and ½ cup black beans. You can also add half of a chopped red bell pepper.
  • Stir in 2/3 cup of feta cheese or goat cheese crumbles for some delicious tang.
  • For more garlicky flavor, add another clove or two of garlic, or add 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • If you love bell peppers, add one half of a red bell pepper or green bell pepper.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or some hot sauce for a little heat.

The fresh veggies in this amazing tomato avocado cucumber salad are a great addition to your healthy lunch.

The best part is all of the basic ingredients are available at any grocery store year round, making this tomato cucumber avocado salad ideal for the nest time you have a dinner party, gathering, or any time you’re looking for a light lunch.

Plus, it is low carb and a healthy side dish, which is a great option for all types of eaters.

Now that we’ve covered the simple ingredients, let’s make this delightful side dish.

How to Make Avocado Salad:

Stir together the ingredients for the salad dressing in a bowl or measuring cup and set aside until ready to use. You can also use a small food processor or blender to make the dressing if you’d like.

Dressing for avocado salad in a measuring cup

Add all of the ingredients for the avocado salad to a large mixing bowl (diced avocado, seeded and chopped cucumber, chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, and chopped green onions).

Pour in all of the salad dressing and gently toss everything together until everything is coated with dressing.

Taste the salad for flavor and add more salt or lime juice to taste.

Serve immediately in a large salad bowl or store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours for best results. Salad is freshest when eaten within the first 12 hours, so I don’t recommend this as a recipe one would make in advance.

Ingredients for avocado salad in a stainless steel mixing bowl with the dressing being poured in.

Enjoy this cucumber avocado salad recipe with tortilla chips or crusty bread as you would a dip or guacamole, or use this refreshing simple avocado salad as a side salad to any dish, or use it as a condiment for tacos, green salads, tostadas, and more.

You can even add leftover cooked chicken, shrimp, steak, or rotisserie chicken to turn this into a perfect salad as a main dish.

The best thing about easy salad recipes like this is they are so versatile and can be tossed together in mere minutes, making healthy eating a breeze.

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If you love salads with avocado, also try my Avocado Egg Salad and my Mango Avocado Chicken Salad

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Healthy Salad Recipes:

This simple avocado salad recipe pairs nicely with any main entrée, and is particularly delicious with grilled chicken or steak, grilled or baked salmon, and any kind of tacos.

Enjoy this amazing avocado salad alongside any meal!

blue-rimmed bowl of avocado salad with a gold spoon to the side.
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Avocado Salad Recipe

Refreshing, vibrant tomato cucumber avocado salad with an herby lemon vinaigrette is the perfect side dish to any gathering! Use it as a condiment or dip if you'd like!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Avocado Salad:

  • 2 large ripe but firm avocados peeled and diced
  • 1 medium-sized English cucumber peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced

Salad Dressing:

Instructions

  • Stir together the ingredients for the salad dressing in a bowl or measuring cup and set aside until ready to use.
    Dressing for avocado salad in a measuring cup
  • Add all of the ingredients for the avocado salad to a large mixing bowl (diced avocado, seeded and chopped cucumber, chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, and chopped green onions). Pour in all of the salad dressing and gently toss everything together until everything is coated with dressing.
    Ingredients for avocado salad in a stainless steel mixing bowl with the dressing being poured in.
  • Taste the salad for flavor and add more salt or lime juice to taste.
    Finished avocado salad in a mixing bowl, ready to be served
  • Serve immediately in a large salad bowl or store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours for best results.
    Horizontal photo of avocado salad in a bowl with a blue rim.

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Notes

*or extra virgin olive oil
**you can also use apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
Salad is freshest when eaten within the first 12 hours, so I don't recommend this as a recipe one would make in advance.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 6) | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g

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Lynn

Monday 1st of May 2023

Just made this and it’s AMAZING!

Julia

Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Great success! I'm happy to hear it, Lynn! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback! xo

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