I really can’t think of anything more refreshing than cucumber. Seriously. Have you tried adding a slice to water? It’s good. Or the Cucumber Basil Gimlet at Brio. Fantastic. This cucumber and avocado salad is a perfect lunch. Or dinner. Or if you are like me it’s lunch and dinner. It’s amazingly light, but the avocado and feta make it filling. Plus, it’s pretty to look at. The red onions add fantastic color to the light green veggies.
The cucumber and avocado salad only takes a few minutes to make. Heck, even with using my new spiralizer, it was a super quick and easy salad.
So this was the first time I used a vegetable spiralizer (affiliate link) and it completely changed the texture of the salad. It was kinda weird, almost like eating spaghetti, except it tasted like salad. I bought this spiralizer for a few reasons. 1) It was only $16, 2) it is small, unlike the ones you have to crank, and 3) it makes both small and large spirals. Additionally, it comes with it’s own cleaning brush and storage bag.
See how the spiralizer (affiliate link) even cores the seeds out of the cucumber. Fantastic right?!
The ingredients are simple and fresh. Cucumber, ripe avocado, red onion, garlic, cilantro, feta, lemon juice and fresh ground pepper. Nutritional information provided for recipes is a courtesy to my readers. I do my best to be as accurate as possible, but you should do your own nutrition information calculations. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.
Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
So I cheated a bit. Instead of mincing garlic, added a teaspoon of this pickled cilantro garlic that I found at the farmer’s market. It’s from Pickled Perfection and it is delicioso.
There you have it! A light and fresh salad with a ton of flavor. It will taste even better during the hot months.
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I love cucumbers in the summer time and this salad looks so light and refreshing!
What a flavorful combination. Perfect for Summer. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.
My mouth is watering!!! I am going to try this!
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I need one of those tools!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner party
Looks so good. I would like to invite you to come share on Share the Love Blog Hop, open Monday thru Thursday. Hope you can make it. http://homecookingrecipebox.blogspot.com/
What a cool and refreshing salad – I love all these flavors! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!