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 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 youโ€™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.

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