Cucumber & Avocado Salad


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups


  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced crosswise and separated into rings

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and sliced crosswise


  1. 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.

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

    a white platter with cucumbers and avocados

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
18g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Vitamin A 351IU 7%
Vitamin C 12mg 14%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 33mg 8%
Potassium 449mg 10%

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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