Our family’s favorite classic tomato avocado cucumber salad just got better with the addition of avocado, a light and flavorful lemon dressing, and the freshness of cilantro. Easy, excellent tomato avocado cucumber salad.
I brought this salad to my parent’s house yesterday and everyone loved it! This is going into the regular rotation all summer long. Think homegrown cucumbers and tomatoes.
This salad is loaded with veggies; juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, creamy avocado, and cilantro and lemon juice make the whole salad so fresh and flavorful!
Why You Will Love Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad Recipe?
- Ready in 10 minutes.
- Quick & easy to make
- Refreshingly light & delicious
- Perfect for summer potlucks, parties, and barbecues
- Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb
Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad Fixings
Avocado: Be sure to use a good quality ripe avocado but not a mushy or too firm texture for this recipe. I have used 1 Hass Avocado.
Cucumber: Choose cucumbers with low-seed or seedless variety. I like to use English cucumber for this recipe. Persian cucumbers work too.
Tomatoes: Grape or cherry tomatoes are my favorite but diced regular, or Roma tomatoes also work well. They add sweetness and acidity to the dish.
Onion: red onion works best in salads, so that’s what I used. If you don’t like it, feel free to substitute green onions instead.
Herbs: Fresh Cilantro is a must for this recipe. If you don’t have cilantro feel free to use dill leaves, parsley, or basil instead.
Extra-Virgin Olive oil: a good quality extra virgin olive oil is a must as it brings out flavors.
Lime juice: Be sure to use fresh lime/lemon juice if you can, which has the best flavor and adds a bit of tang.
Seasoning: salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Chop all your veggies, removing any seeds/skin/stems needed.
In a large serving bowl, Add all the ingredients and toss well until all the ingredients are well combined & seasoned. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Toss again before serving. Enjoy Healthy Avocado Cucumber Salad!
How to Serve Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad?
This simple salad makes a great side dish and pairs with any main dish. A few suggested pairings are
- Alongside Soups
- Proteins like grilled Paneer tikka, Tofu
- Roasted Potatoes
- Rice and Black beans
Make Ahead and Storage
Make-Ahead: You can prep the veggies (except for avocado), herbs, and dressing a day before serving. When you’re ready to serve, cut the avocado and toss the veggies, herbs, and dressing together.
Storage: This avocado salad is best enjoyed when served fresh. Leftover salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours when stored in an airtight container. After that, avocados will be quite brown. You can get more from this video.
Tips For The Best Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad
Use firm, ripe avocados: Choose good quality ripe avocados but not mushy, otherwise, they will get squishy in the salad.
Cut veggies into the same size: Cutting into the same sizes improves the visual appeal of the salad and also ensures that all the flavors make it into each forkful. I have also written an article on Crunchy Toasted Slivered Almonds Recipe For Snacking.
Prepare with fresh ingredients: Choose fresh ingredients like veggies, herbs, and lime juice for the best flavor.
Be gentle while tossing the salad: Toss the salad gently with a spoon so that you don’t mash the avocados.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
Add other vegetables: Try adding other vegetables of your choice, like bell peppers, sweet corn, carrots, olives, green onions, or radishes.
Cheese: Add some crumbed or cubed feta cheese just before serving for a Mediterranean touch. You may also add baby mozzarella.
Substitute other fresh herbs: If you are not a fan of cilantro, then try other fresh herbs like dill leaves, parsley, basil, or mint.
Greens: Try adding some greens like romaine lettuce, baby spinach, kale, or arugula.
Protein: Add ½ of canned or cooked chickpeas for extra protein.
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Avocado turns brown faster due to oxidization, hence it is recommended to serve this salad fresh. However, you can prep all the veggies, except the avocado, and store them in the refrigerator. Before serving, cut the avocado and toss everything well.
Avocados will oxidize and turn brown when exposed to air. To prevent cut avocados from turning brown, add acids like lemon juice, lime juice, or any kind of vinegar over them.
Yes, you can substitute lime/lemon juice with white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar instead.