Monday, July 11, 2016

Avocado Cucumber Salad

Cooking was kept at a minimum during the last weeks. I opted for calm over chaos, quiet over noise, and clean, healthy eating. This salad was easy to put together, immensely satisfying, and absolutely delicious! The recipe is from the Smitten Kitchen blog, and you can head right on over by clicking here to learn of other variations for this salad. I will be forever grateful for not only being made aware of this simple combination, but also for this amazingly good dressing. When I first saw the ingredients, I balked. How could mayo, hot sauce, and lime juice be any good? Truth be told, I recoiled a little. As it turned out, if I were any other kind of person than the dignified one that I am, I'd have been licking the bowl! I cut the recipe in half to make one main dish portion. Perfect!

Avocado Cucumber Salad

3/4 to 1 pound seedless cucumber, washed and diced
1 large scallion, thinly sliced
1 large avocado, pitted and diced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Juice of half a lime
Salt and Sriracha to taste
Chopped cilantro to garnish

Combine cucumber, scallions, and avocado in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayo, lime juice, and seasonings, adjusting levels to taste. Drizzle salad with dressing and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately. This recipe serves 2 as a main dish, or 4 as a side.


Marigene said...

This is a combination that I would never have even thought of...but am going to try. We eat cucumbers almost every evening meal so it will be nice to fix them a different way. Sriracha is good with almost anything!
Your photos are great as always, Pattie.

bj said...

this sounds sooo good...i'll make it tomorrow...thanks...

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a pretty salad! Sounds delicious and so easy! Thank you for sharing! x Karen

Mae Travels said...

The combination sounds attractive to me -- I love avocado and cucumber together for the texture contrast. As well as mayo, I sometimes also use kefir as a base for creamy salad dressing. The avocado already has so much fat in it, so a lower-fat dressing sounds good.

best... mae at

Miz Helen said...

This looks like a great summertime salad! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen