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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, April 2019


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Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

about 1 cup
199 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 10.3g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 2.6g; fat 18g; saturated fat 2.6g; vitamin a iu 350.5IU; vitamin c 12.3mg; folate 53.4mcg; calcium 31.8mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 32.6mg; potassium 448.9mg; sodium 297.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

3 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable