An quick and easy salad perfect for a refreshing vegetarian lunch or as a side dish next to right about anything (a slice of ham, smoked salmon, barbecue meat or fish, etc)
This salad has served as my lunch embarrassingly often ever since I discovered it on smittenkitchen.com. It is also really convenient as a light side dish that has some zingy character to it.
There is something addictivly punchy and fresh in the combination of cucumber, avocado, red onion and lime juice. Since I have a bit of an obsession with cilantro these days, it automatically added itself to the dressing and it adds a marvelous something extra to the already delicious salad.
Cucumber-avocado salad recipe
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 of a red onion
- A small bunch of fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- A pinch of salt
- Chili sauce to taste (I use around 1/3-1/2 of a tsp of very hot pureed chili paste)
- Chop the avocados, peel and chop the cucumber, chop the red onion into very small bits and put all of this in a salad bowl.
- Chop the cilantro leaves (it is the easiest to do with cisors).
- Mix well all the ingredients of the salad dressing, except the cilantro.
- Stir the chopped cilantro into the dressing.
- Pour the dressing over your salad, give the whole a light stir and you’re good to go.
- Eat strait from the bowl for lunch if you are like me. If you are a tiny bit more sophisticated you can put it on a plate and serve it as a refreshing starter dish or as a side next to some barbecue meat for example.