Tropical Cucumber Salad


Combine cucumber, avocado and mango with a salty-sweet dressing for a taste of the tropics.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings, about 1 cup each


  • 3-5 teaspoons fish sauce, (see Shopping Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 medium English cucumber, cut into 3/4-inch dice

  • 1 avocado, cut into 3/4-inch dice

  • 1 mango, cut into 3/4-inch dice (see Kitchen Tip)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Whisk fish sauce to taste, lime zest, lime juice, oil, brown sugar, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, avocado, mango and cilantro; gently toss to coat. Serve garnished with lime zest, if desired.

    Tropical Cucumber Salad


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

Shopping Tip: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment; find it in large supermarkets and Asian markets.

Kitchen Tip: To peel and cut a mango:
1. Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife.
2. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice the fruit from both sides of the seed, yielding two large pieces.
3. Turn the seed parallel to you and slice the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side.
4. Cut the fruit into the desired shape.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
11g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 1157IU 23%
Vitamin C 41mg 46%
Folate 89mcg 22%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 510mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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