Green Monster Salad


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The amount of avocados I’ve consumed in the last few years would probably boggle your mind. In fact, I honestly can’t remember a day that’s gone by without some for of avocado. Whether it’s avocado toast for breakfast, guacamole burrito bowls for dinner or this Green Monster Salad for any time of the day! Regardless of the meal, it’s best when avocado is present!

Green Monster Salad with Avocado

Growing up I was OBSESSED with cucumber salad. I kid you not you guys, it was a legit obsessed. If it wasn’t on the menu for dinner I would beg my mom to whip up a quick batch. And then I’d proceed to pick and nibble at it before we sat down, so by the time dinner was actually on the table, the salad was at least half gone.

I’ve kept the cucumber salad tradition going and today it’s coming your way. This one is LOADED with avocado (as it should be) along with some cucumbers, market lettuce, and radishes. It’s topped with my basil vinaigrette, because as you’ve probably figured out by now, I think it’s the best vinaigrette to ever grace the planet. Clearly I’m feeling very bold today.

Green Monster Salad



  • 3-4 cups various farmers market lettuce
  • 3-4 Persian Cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 2 Avocados cut into wedges
  • 2-3 radishes thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette


  • Arrange the lettuce on a large platter or bowl.
  • Scatter the cucumbers, avocados and radishes on top and season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle 1/4 cup of the Basil Vinaigrette on top and toss to combine. Add more vinaigrette if needed and serve immediately.

Photo Credit: Matt Armendariz

Food Styling Credit: Adam Pearson

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Love this! I posted a big ole green salad today too. That’s what Monday’s are for, right. Cleaning it up a little 🙂 Pinned!

  2. Heather Christo

    What a gorgeous salad, full of the best fresh veggies ever!!

  3. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    This salad looks absolutely delicious! The avocados get me every time! Yum.

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  5. Todd

    Just what I needed!! Waaaayy too much ice cream this weekend. Thanks Gaby!

  6. Amanda

    Totally agree – everything is better with avocado. This salad looks delicious.

  7. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    Love this salad! Every salad is better with avocados!

  8. Julie @ Table for Two

    The perfect healthy salad for any post-weekend debauchery detox!! 🙂 love it!

  9. Carrian

    What a beautiful salad! Salads can get so boring, but this is so easy and beautiful. Perfect for my summer cooking!

  10. Monika

    I think I could eat this every day!!! And I LOVE your basil vinegarette!

  11. Denise

    My opinion ….. this is the best salad there is! Love everything about this recipe – crisp, flavorful and refreshing.

  12. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    GORGEOUS!!! This just sounds sooo amazing!!! I want.

  13. Bri | Bites of Bri

    I’ve been putting avocado on everything lately. I mean everything! And I’m loving them so much. Plus, basil vinaigrette? YUM! I posted a salad today too…Mondays need some moderation after the weekend!

  14. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    now this is a seriously good looking salad. im always on the lookout for innovative salad ideas, definitely will be recreating this recipe in my kitchen. thanks gaby!

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