Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad is irresistibly creamy, and refreshing! This flavorful avocado salad is sure to be a family favorite salad recipe and is made with an easy dressing! Crunchy red bell peppers, crisp cucumbers, plump cherry tomatoes, and fresh scallions all get tossed together in a zesty avocado mash and an oil-based dressing.

the best avocado salad with cucumbers and tomatoes

Salad Recipes make any lunch or dinner complete. Serve this cucumber avocado salad with a hearty side of grilled Chicken, or Shrimp Alfredo and call it a meal! Other variations include this Cucumber Tomato Salad.

Avocado Salad

Sure, you can make an avocado tomato salad, but this avocado salad dressing is so creamy, you’ll be wondering why you never mashed avocados for a tomato salad! I don’t blame you, I had to try this first to share the excitement!

I discovered this avocado and tomato salad from a friend who served this side dish with grilled chicken and pan-seared baby potatoes. The salad looked so refreshing and flavorful from all the vibrant green and red hues that it should be on the top list of salads to impress guests!

All I have to say is that this Avocado tomato salad is AMAZING! It’s a year-round salad not only for summer and is a healthy side fit for most diets. Besides, the freshness from the green onions and tossed veggies make this appealing and so delightful! You’d be surprised what a little vinegar does to a salad—kind of like freshly squeezed lemon on shrimp, it’s the perfect match!

P.S. If this cucumber tomato salad becomes a family favorite recipe, comment below to share the goodness with Alina! Little does she probably realize how good her salad is! 

a cucumber tomato avocado salad in a large salad bowl

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

My friend usually makes this cucumber avocado salad with mini red bell peppers (sliced whole), and sometimes with broccoli florets. Since some people don’t like onions or broccoli they can be left out without comprising taste. 

Feel free to add lots of fresh herbs like chopped dill, parsley, or cilantro for a refreshing salad! This is especially nice if you want to use up your garden herbs or homegrown produce. 

Ingredients For Avocado Salad:

I love this avocado salad! Little did you probably know how simple a Tomato Avocado Salad can be! All you really need is a shortlist of fresh veggies like plump tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, soft avocados, crunchy bell pepper slices, and a handful of green onions. 

Look for ripened, soft avocados when making this salad. It makes a creamy dressing without the added calories of mayonnaise! 

ingredients for Avocado Salad: crisp cucumbers, grape tomatoes, soft avocados, green onions, sweet red bell pepper, avocado oil, white distilled vinegar, salt, and pepper.

FAQ

Are Avocados Healthy?

A raw avocado is low in fat and carbohydrates and contains a high percentage of water. This fruit is rich in vitamins including vitamins K, C, and E. So, if you count calories 1 avocado (weighing at about 100 grams) is approximately 160 calories. 

What Tomatoes Should I Use?

You can make this creamy mashed avocado salad with small cherry tomatoes or large beefsteak tomatoes. If you can’t find small grape tomatoes (sometimes called Tomates Raisins), opt for Roma tomatoes that have less pulp than other varieties. 

Ingredients Needed:

  • English Cucumber: chop 3/4 of an English cucumber or thinly slice 4-5 mini cucumbers. 
  • Tomatoes: I used 10 oz of Cherubs salad tomatoes (also known as cherry or grape tomatoes.) You can also quarter Roma tomatoes or beefsteak tomatoes (keep in mind the more tomato pulp the runnier the salad can get.) 
  • Green Onions: or scallions are very aromatic and can please the picky eaters who don’t like onions in their salad. 
  • Avocados: look for ripe and soft to the touch avocados to make the mash. 
  • Sweet Red Bell Pepper: I used a large bell pepper however, my friend typically uses mini peppers that she thinly slices whole. 
  • Dressing: the dressing is simply vinegar, avocado oil, salt, and pepper. 

How To Make Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad:

Add avocados right before serving as avocados can discolor easily. You’ll want to invest in a good cutting board and sharp knife to make preparation a breeze. 

  1. Chop an English cucumber into 4’s. (Halve it then cut in half again to make triangles.) 
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes. 
  3. Thinly slice the scallions and sweet red bell peppers (if using mini bell peppers thinly slice whole, otherwise halve in to 4’s before thinly slicing.)
  4. Toss all the chopped veggies into a large salad bowl. 
  5. Mash the avocados in vinegar and add to the veggies. Stir in the avocado oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Gently toss until the avocado mash covers the veggies. 
  7. Serve. 

Avocado Salad Variations:

  • Broccoli Avocado Salad- chop 1/3 head of broccoli. 
  • Herby Avocado Salad- add 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, parsley, or dill. 
  • Shrimp Avocado Salad- Add 1 cup of cooked shrimp (coarsely chopped.) 
  • Chicken Variation- add 1/2 cup of cooked chicken pieces. 
  • Corn Variation: add 1/2 cup of frozen corn kernels or black beans for extra protein.

What To Serve Avocado Salad With?

The best way to serve this salad is with a main dish like grilled chicken and a side of potatoes. Here is a list of ideas:

Storing Avocado Salad: Because avocados brown easily it’s best to prepare and make this salad the day of. Once oxygen is exposed to the open flesh of the avocado it starts to discolor into a brown hue that can be very unappetizing. Adding lemon juice or vinegar to avocados can prolong the freshness, but not for too long. 

To Make-Ahead: prepare and chop the ingredients except for the avocados. Keep stored covered in the refrigerator until ready to toss with the dressing and avocado mash. 

Keep leftovers stored in an air-tight container. Salad can keep up to 2 days. 

 

   

Handy Equipment For This Salad:

Tips:

  1. Mash the avocados with distilled white vinegar to prevent browning. 
  2. Chop all the veggies into bite-sized pieces to stretch out the ingredients. 
  3. Adding vinegar adds tartness and a sweet zing, use lemon juice instead. 
  4. Use chopped cilantro or parsley for the green onions. 

How To Make The Best Tomato Avocado Salad: 

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad is irresistibly creamy from the avocado mash and so flavorful! This avocado salad is sure to be a family favorite salad recipe! Crunchy red bell peppers, crisp cucumbers, plump cherry tomatoes, and fresh scallions all get tossed together in a zesty avocado mash and an oil-based dressing.

Equipment

  • Large Salad Bowl

Ingredients

  • 3/4 English Cucumber (thinly sliced into 4's)
  • 10 oz grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 4 sprigs green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 large red bell pepper (thinly sliced into 4's)
  • 2 avocados (mashed)
  • 2 Tbsp white distilled vinegar

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • how to chop and prepare an avocado salad
    Mash the avocados with vinegar; set aside.
  • a cucumber tomato avocado salad in a large salad bowl
    Place all the chopped veggies into a large salad bowl. Toss with the dressing ingredients and mashed avocados.
  • Serve.

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 153mgPotassium: 429mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1100IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

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    • Eva Debska

    thanks DELICIOUS!!!!!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thanks, Eva!

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