A crunchy, flavorful, veggie-packed salad with Southwestern flair!
Liven up your picnic table with this quick and easy Southwest Cucumber Avocado Salad! In this salad, light and refreshing summery notes blend beautifully with zesty, Southwest-inspired flavors. The cool, clean-eating salad finished with a delectably sharp vinaigrette makes the perfect side dish! Exploding with lovely color thanks to nutrient-rich ingredients, this dish will definitely become a regular at your table!
Our Cucumber Avocado Salad is Delicious and Nutritious
In this recipe, crunchy cucumbers team up with creamy avocado, bold red onion, and refreshing cilantro. Afterwards, the vibrant fruits, herbs, and veggies are tossed in a tangy marinade of olive oil and lime juice. At the same time, taco seasoning gives this refreshing salad a zesty kick, that’ll really keep your taste buds on their toes!
This lovely cucumber avocado salad brings incredible flavor and an eye-catching presentation, but also a boatload of notable health benefits! Thanks to a few key superfoods, your body will certainly thank you for this nutrient-packed recipe.
Whether the cucumber falls under the fruit or vegetable category might be up for controversy, but there’s certainly no denying the superfood’s uber healthy profile. This crunchy treat promotes hydration, and its heavy water content can fill you up and also curb cravings.
According to experts, cucumbers contain antioxidants that block oxidation caused by free radicals, and can fight disease. Its fun, crunchy character adds so much excitement to this tasty cucumber avocado salad!
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Cilantro does more than act as a gorgeous garnish for your favorite dishes. This impressive plant can also help lower blood sugar, fight disease with its immune-boosting antioxidants, and boost heart health. According to research, cilantro’s powerful anti-inflammatory effects can even boost brain health and manage anxiety. Honestly, you truly can’t go wrong by adding the lovely plant to your diet!
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This buttery superfood boasts a myriad of ultra-impressive health benefits. Meanwhile, it adds so much flavor to our cucumber avocado salad. Thanks to its rich, creamy texture and drool-worthy flavor, it tops the charts in the taste department as well. Among the countless benefits the avocado offers, the beloved fruit also carries tons of healthy fats that can help you better absorb nutrients from food. Meanwhile, these powerful monounsaturated fats fight inflammation and ward off disease-causing compounds.
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Expert Tip: When shopping for the perfect fruit, ripe avocados will appear dark in color. Stay away from overly-mushy avocados, and stick to ones that feel tender!
This Fun Salad Takes 10 Minutes, Tops!
We love this fun, fresh salad with an added layer of Southwestern flair. With just 10 minutes of prep time, this luscious side dish is ready in minutes, so you can easily throw it together in a moment’s notice. Simply combine all the ingredients and enjoy!
Quick and Easy Southwest Cucumber Avocado Salad
- 2 cucumbers cut into medium chunks (peeled if desired)
- 1 avocado peeled and pit removed, cut into medium chunks
- 2 tablespoons red onion minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning (we recommend our Skinny Ms. taco seasoning)
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro minced
- Combine all ingredients and gently mix. Let sit for about 15 minutes before serving.
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