Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad is a quick and easy light and fresh salad that’s perfect for summer! It’s bright, colorful, and healthy to eat!

Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad -a quick, easy, and healthy salad that's great for summer! It's light, fresh, and full of flavor!

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

This super light and fresh salad will be perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want anything too heavy to eat. I love how simple and easy it is to make and I had to fight my kiddos for the last bite! It’s been on the menu quite a bit already and I plan eating it all through the summer as well!

A few other great salads you might enjoy this summer are: Creamy Key Lime Fruit Salad, Homemade Chicken Salad, and Broccoli Bacon and Grape Salad.

Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad -is a light, fresh, and flavorful salad. It's quick and easy to make and super healthy to eat!

You know what I just realized??? School is almost out for the year, AAAHHHH and I don’t have anything planned to keep my kids busy!! I knew summer was quickly approaching but somehow forgot that I will have the kids home with me for the WHOLE day. Not only the whole day but EVERYDAY!

**Insert mad woman emoji** Better yet insert mad woman with a twitching eye emoji!

Don’t get me wrong I love my kids and wouldn’t trade any of it for the world, but just like any normal human, I need my space sometimes too.

So, with summer hot on my trail and a busy household just around the corner, I will be looking for all the quick and easy meals and sides to pair with them. Also, do you guys still use your slow cooker in the summer? I did last summer along with grilling and it sure helped keep the heat out of the house!

Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad -

HOW TO TELL IF AN AVOCADO IS RIPE:

Give a gentle squeeze to your avocado and if it’s hard then it’s not ripe yet and it won’t taste good and it’s extremely hard to peel! When you gently squeeze the avocado it should give slightly, anymore and it’s overripe and will be mushy.

If you have hard avocados place them in a paper bag with a banana for a couple of days (check them daily) to help them ripen. If your avocados are already ripe when you bring them home but won’t be able to use them right away store them in the refrigerator.

How to customize this Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad:

  • Add 1/2 of a bell pepper, chopped. The salad in these pictures has a red bell pepper added.
  • 3-4 ounces of feta cheese or 1-2 cups cubed mozzarella.
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • Fresh corn, or even slightly charred corn.
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained.
  • Instead of cilantro try parsley, basil, or even dill.
  • Change out the white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar.

Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad -is an easy salad that's light, fresh, full of flavor, and perfect for summer! It's super quick to make and healthy to eat!

What to serve with this Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad:

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Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad -is an easy salad that's light, fresh, full of flavor, and perfect for summer! It's super quick to make and healthy to eat!
Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad -a quick and easy light and fresh salad that's perfect for summer! It's bright, colorful, and healthy to eat! 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tomato cucumber and avocado salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
Salad:
  • 2 cups (350g) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 english cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1-2 ripe large avocados, quartered and chopped
  • 1/4 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl, set aside. 

  2. In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the dressing. Drizzle over salad and lightly toss. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes
  1. You can substitute the english cucumber for a regular one. Just be sure to peel it and if the seeds are large remove them. 
  2. You can substitute the grape or cherry tomatoes with 1 pound of Roma tomatoes, chopped. 
  3. Optional add-ins to customize your salad:
    • Add 1/2 of a bell pepper, chopped. The salad in these pictures has a red bell pepper added. 
    • 3-4 ounces of feta cheese or 1 cup cubed mozzarella. 
    • 2 cups cooked quinoa
    • Fresh corn, or even slightly charred corn.
    • 1 (14.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained.
    • Instead of cilantro try parsley, basil, or even dill. 
    • Change out the white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar. 

What to serve this Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad with:

  1. Simple Marinade for Chicken and grill the chicken (this is so good!!)
  2. Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops
  3. Applewood Grill Smoked Chicken
  4. Homemade Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken
  5. BBQ Pulled Pork Gyros
  6. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Potassium 621mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 16.6%
Vitamin C 42.4%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad -is an easy salad that's light, fresh, full of flavor, and perfect for summer! It's super quick to make and healthy to eat! #avocado #tomato #cucumber #salad #summerrecipe

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  • Grandma wrote:

    Looks good!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thanks Grandma!!

  • Danielle Green wrote:

    It’s so bright and beautiful and looks like it would taste simply amazing!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thanks Danielle!!

  • Julie Evink wrote:

    It’s so bright!!! It looks so flavorful!! I can’t wait to try it!!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thanks Julie!!

  • Melissa Howell wrote:

    This looks so healthy and refreshing! Love it!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thank you!

  • Karly wrote:

    This salad looks so amazing! It screams summer! Thanks for sharing.

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thank you Karly! I’m ready for all the summery foods!! 🙂

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