This healthy cucumber-avocado salad takes just five minutes to prep. Lime juice and fresh herbs boost the bright flavors in this crunchy and creamy salad that's a perfect side dish for grilled chicken, fish or steak. This recipe calls for an English cucumber, which doesn't have to be peeled, but regular cucumbers work well too--just peel them before slicing.

Julia Levy
Source:, April 2019


Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Toss shallot rings with lime juice in a large bowl; let stand until softened, about 10 minutes. Whisk in oil, mint, basil and salt. Add cucumber; toss to coat. Let the cucumber marinate in the dressing, tossing occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cucumber to a platter; top with avocado. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 4.1g 16% DV; sugars 2.6g; fat 18g 28% DV; saturated fat 2.6g 13% DV; vitamin a iu 350.5IU 7% DV; vitamin c 12.3mg 21% DV; folate 53.4mcg 13% DV; calcium 31.8mg 3% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 32.6mg 12% DV; potassium 448.9mg 13% DV; sodium 297.8mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.

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