If you're familiar with my moms Cucumber Salad from my cookbook, you know that this makes an appearance on my dinner table almost EVERY single night! It's the most perfect side salad known to man (goes beautifully with many of these epic chicken recipes, grilled flank steak or salmon shawarma) and now it's on WGC for us to access on a daily basis.
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Why I Love This Recipe
Growing up in my home meant that there was also a constant supply of double chocolate chip muffins, we were never far away from my dad's kitchen sink cookies, and that an avocado cucumber salad was on the table 99% of the time for family dinner. This cucumber salad has taken many forms over the years but this is it in it's simplest form. It's refreshing and crunchy and creamy and it truly works with just about any main dish. I couldn't be more obsessed.
- Seedless Cucumbers
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Red Chili Flakes
- Garlic Cloves
*For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below
How to Make Cucumber Salad
Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, chives, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and adjust seasoning to taste.
Step 2: To the same bowl, add the avocado and cucumbers and toss to combine. Serve immediately. Cucumber salad is ready to roll and you'll be obsessed.
Tips & Tricks
I make this for our family most nights and I always make the dressing first in a large bowl and then toss in the avocado to give it a quick coating - thank you for that hot tip mom. Then the cukes can go on top and they just sit there for 45 minutes + without being stirred in. That way, when it's time to eat, everything gets a quick toss and you're good to go. The cucumbers can't get mixed too early as they will get soft. But the avocado was coated in the vinaigrette so it won't oxidize. Best of both worlds and everyone is happy!
What does a cucumber salad contain?
Cucumbers, a super easy lemon vinaigrette, some chives and avocado! Simplicity at it's finest.
What mixes well with cucumbers?
You could add anything to this - tomatoes, lettuce, feta, mozzarella, olives etc. It's a great base.
What is the best cucumber for salad?
I love a Persian Cucumber. A hot house English cucumber works too, but if you're going that route, make sure to either peel the skin or slice it super thin!!
More Cucumber Salad Recipes
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- 2 seedless cucumbers halved and sliced
- 2 avocados diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons chives chopped
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- ⅓ teaspoon red chili flakes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- In a medium bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, chives, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and adjust seasoning to taste.
- To the same bowl, add the avocado and cucumbers and toss to combine. Serve immediately.