Avocado Cucumber Salad

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Avocado Cucumber Salad is a family favorite side dish. Loaded with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, and spring onions tossed in a zesty Italian dressing. This side dish recipe has been the hit of the party and Thanksgiving for years.

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

Allergy Friendly Dairy Free Salad

Anytime we have a party or I go to a potluck this is the dish I bring. It’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and vegetarian friendly. Depending on the dressing egg free too. At potlucks I always find lots of dishes people that have allergies cannot eat. This one seems to be the dish that in the past made those people happy.

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

When I say this is a family favorite it really is. We make this every single Thanksgiving. It’s one of the three side dish recipes we make for the holidays. It’s super simple, fresh, and healthy side dish.

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

As a family we have mashed potatoes and gravy, avocado cucumber salad, and duck for Thanksgiving. We used to do turkey but as we have less people around for the holiday’s; duck fits us well. We make a bohemian duck that this cucumber salad pairs perfectly with.

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

I like simple salads to use as a weeknight side dish. This avocado salad is one of those easy weeknight side dishes. Not everything has to be cooked or warm to be a great side dish. The dressing in this recipe can easily be changed out. too.

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

The Dressing

We use zesty Italian dressing. However, other dressings like vinegar and oil or parmesan vinaigrette dressings also pair well with this salad. I find creamy dressings over ride the flavors of the cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado.

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

Stick to the light dressings if you want the flavors to pull through. I also like to add cracked black pepper but this is totally optional. I like the little extra kick it gives to the salad. Don’t add salt as the dressing usually has enough salt on their own.

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

This is not a dish to make in advance as the avocado will turn black and everything else will get mushy sitting in the dressing. Although, cutting the the cucumber, tomato, and spring onions is fine but don’t add the dressing. Keep in the fridge and add dressing and avocado when your ready to serve.

Great Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Avocado Cucumber Salad on grey backdrop with black and white plaid napkin

Avocado Cucumber Salad

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Loaded with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, and spring onions tossed in a zesty Italian dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 bundles Spring onions; diced
  • 4 roma tomatoes; diced
  • 2 cucumbers; quartered and diced
  • 2 avocados; diced
  • 1 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Diced tomatoes and spring onions. Cut cucumbers lengthwise and then diced. Add to bowl. 
  2. Cut avocado and place into bowl. 
  3. Top with dressing. Put a little at a time until there is just enough to cover. 
  4. Top off with black pepper. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 526mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

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