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Avocado Cucumber Salad – May I Have That Recipe?

This cucumber salad is cool, refreshing, and easy to prepare, making it a great side for barbecues, sandwiches, and outdoor picnic meals.

Avocado cucumber salad in a white bowl, with some diced avocado being added to the bowl

Cucumber Salad from Around The World

Cucumbers may not be the first vegetable* that comes to mind when you think of Middle Eastern cooking, but it’s believed that cucumber salads date as far back as ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.  Cucumbers were first cultivated in India, then gained popularity throughout the Middle East and later throughout the European lands.

Known for its cool mild taste, cucumbers are often up to 95% water, making them a popular ingredient for summer salads, such as our cucumber feta and watermelon salad and our Fattoush Salad.

Cucumber salads around the world can be made either with dairy  — like yogurt (Indian raitha) or sour cream (Russian-style cucumber salad). Non-Dairy such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and a simple olive oil, lemon and salt dressing ( traditional Israeli salad),  — or simply marinated in vinegar or lemon (traditional cucumber dill salad.)

Cucumber slies and an avocado cut in half on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients in our cucumber salad

Our avocado cucumber salad uses English seedless cucumbers (you can also try delicious Persian cucumbers), creamy fresh avocado, and a dressing of apple cider vinegar, salt, olive oil, black sesame seeds, and chopped marinated red chilies to add a little extra heat.

Close up of the salad dressing in a bowl, with a metal whisk

Variations on cucumber salad

The incredible thing about cucumber salad is that it can take on a variety of flavors:

  • Prepare a traditional vinegar & dill cucumber salad for outdoor barbecues and picnics
  • Use rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, tamari, and fresh ginger for an Asian-inspired cucumber salad
  • Try dairy-free sour cream, dill, and a pinch of sugar for a Russian-inspired cucumber salad
  • Julienne the cucumber, add yogurt and add a pinch of Homemade Garam Masala for Indian raitha

Close up of the avocado cucumber salad in a white bowl, over a white and yellow cloth napkin

Fun Fact – Cool As a Cucumber

Did you know that the popular saying is based on fact?  Due to its high volume of water, the inside of a cucumber can measure up to 20 degrees cooler than the air outside.  That’s exactly why our salad makes a great accompaniment to spicy meals like our Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos, Eggplant Chickpea Curry, or Spicy Israeli Couscous Salad!

Birds eye view of the avocado cucumber salad in a white bowl, over a white and yellow cloth napkin

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Avocado Cucumber Salad



  • Author:
    Vicky & Ruth

  • Prep Time:
    10 mins

  • Total Time:
    10 mins

  • Yield:
    6 cups 1x

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free

Description

This cucumber salad is cool, refreshing, and easy to prepare, making it a great side for barbecues, sandwiches, and outdoor picnic meals.



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Ingredients

2 seedless English cucumbers or 10 Persian cucumbers

1 Hass Avocado, diced

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp black sesame seeds. Allergic to sesame, read Note 1

2 tsp diced hot cherry peppers

1 tsp salt


Instructions

  1. Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and slice them thin. Set aside
  2. Whisk the vinegar, olive oil, cherry peppers and salt in a bowl. Add the sliced cucumbers, diced avocado and sesame seeds. Toss well and serve immediately

Notes

  1. If you are allergic or don’t like sesame seeds, you can replace them for sunflower seeds
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: raw
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 99
  • Sugar: 1.4
  • Sodium: 391
  • Fat: 9.1
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4.4
  • Fiber: 2.4
  • Protein: 1.3
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: cucumber, salad, avocado, summer, side,

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