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Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad

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Taste a refreshing mix of colors and textures with this Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad.

Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad on a serving plate.

This dish is a perfect addition to weekend brunch parties, BBQ cookouts, or casual dinners. It goes perfectly well with Sticky BBQ Chicken Smoked Thighs and adds popping colors to the table setup.

If you love Broccoli Bacon and Cheese Salad or pretty much any salad recipe, this dish will surely be something you’ll enjoy. Scroll along and see for yourself how to make this healthy, effortless delight with ingredients similar to a Greek salad!

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How can I store avocados so they last longer?

The proper way to store uncut, ripe avocados is to put them in a refrigerator. If they’re still unripe, place them on the countertop and check for ripeness daily, then transfer them to the fridge once they’re fully ripe.

For avocados that are sliced in half, on the other hand, you’ll want to cover each piece tightly with plastic wrap before popping it back in the fridge! Whether or not you’ve cut your avocado, keep in mind that you should never store it in the water!

The water becomes a breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria that will seep into the fruit. Once ingested, it might cause nausea, stomach cramps, and other health problems.


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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Packed with nutrients and made with fresh herbs and ingredients, this tomato cucumber avocado salad will surely be a hit at your next gathering. Ready your bowls because there are more reasons to love this salad!

  • This cucumber tomato avocado salad is ready to eat in under 20 minutes. Other recipes require a long prep time. So when you’re busy, this recipe is perfect for a quick nutrition boost.
  • Your large salad bowl will be filled with freshness. Taste this zesty tomato cucumber avocado salad and feel good, especially on warm summer days.
  • You can always have some variation with your salad creations. The instructions for this recipe are easy enough to follow, but you have the full freedom to toss other ingredients in. I recommend chopping up some grape tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese to get new exciting flavors.

If you prefer to add meat like grilled chicken to your salads, consider trying to make the Shredded Chicken Salad recipe instead.

🥘 Ingredients

Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad ingredients.

This recipe is so easy that you just really need a few veggies and fruits that you probably already bought from the grocery store.

  • Cucumber: A crisp cucumber provides a cool and refreshing taste to the salad. I personally love using English cucumber because of its sweet flavor.
  • Red onion: This will give additional texture and a pop of red color to the salad. Soak onions in cold water before adding them to the salad to lessen the pungent smell.  
  • Avocado: A fresh and ripe avocado will deliver a creamy, velvety texture to the salad. Pick those that are not overripe so that they’re not mushy and have just the right consistency.  
  • Roma tomato: Roma tomatoes are great for salads because of their plump and meaty texture.
  • Parsley: This will give your salad an herbaceous flavor.
  • Lemon juice: Lemons add that zesty tang that enriches the flavor profile of the salad.

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🔀 Substitutions

Roma tomato: If you can’t find Roma tomatoes in stock, cherry tomatoes are a nice and juicy replacement.

Parsley: You can put other herbs in if you don’t have parsley. Use either basil, dill, or cilantro, as a parsley alternative, depending on your preferences.

Lemon juice: If you’ve run out of lemons and don’t want to go hit the market again, lime juice works great as an alternative.

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Salad recipes can be customized for your needs. Whether you’re doing a vegan diet or just want a side dish, here are some interesting ideas that you should try!

  • Spicy Kick: Slice and add a jalapeno pepper to the salad for a spicy kick. The heat will contrast the coolness of the cucumber and avocado, balancing each other out.
  • Mediterranean Style: Make your salad Mediterranean themed by adding crumbled feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and a bit of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Vegan Protein Add-ons: To get a boost of vegan protein, try mixing in some chickpeas or edamame.

If you want to explore other salad recipes with unique textures, consider putting Keto Pasta Salad in your meal plans.

🥄 Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Salads don’t need any fancy equipment or tools, so all you need can be found in the comforts of your own kitchen. Get these things out of the cabinet so you can make the salad without delay.

  • Salad bowl: A large bowl is needed to mix in all the ingredients. 
  • Sharp knife: Use a sharp knife to create visually pleasing cuts to the ingredients.
  • Cutting board: You’ll need a strong and safe cutting board so you can chop and dice your fruits and veggies.

🔪 How to Make Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad

Sharpen your knife and bring out your forks. In just a few steps, you’ll have made this healthy dish!

Step 1: Chop it up

Slice and dice all your fruits and veggies into bite-sized pieces. 

Step 2: Mix it all in

Transfer your cut ingredients and seasonings into a mixing bowl. Stir the salad until all the ingredients are dispersed as evenly as possible.

A teaspoon of Italian Seasoning and a bowl of salad in the background.

Step 3: Dig in

You can now enjoy your delicious tomato cucumber salad! You may serve it to your guests immediately or put it in the fridge first if you prefer it chilled.

Overhead view of Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad on a serving plate.

🍽️ Serving Suggestions

I love bringing this salad as a side dish to BBQ cookouts to complement protein-packed dishes like Grilled Pork Chops and smoky Grilled Chicken. Salad and meat combos always make for a hearty meal at parties.

Close up view of Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad on a serving plate.

👩‍🍳 Pro Tips

  • Avoid a watery salad by adding some salt to the sliced cucumbers. Pat the cucumbers dry with paper towels before adding them to the mix.
  • If you prefer your salad to be served chilled, keep the avocado separate before serving to ensure it hasn’t turned brown yet before eating.

❓ Recipe FAQs

How do you keep avocado fresh in a salad?

To keep avocados fresh and avoid them from turning brown in a salad, coat them with lemon juice or olive oil. Either of these liquids will prevent the avocados from having direct contact with oxygen, which causes them to oxidize and turn brown.

How long can I store ripe avocados in the fridge?

Avocados that are ready to eat should only stay inside the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Any longer than that, and they may start to deteriorate in quality.

Is it still safe to eat avocado that has turned brown?

Absolutely. The color change of avocados in salad dishes is only due to their exposure to oxygen. As long as your salad is fresher than 3 days, it’s safe to eat the avocados in them. Just expect a subtle difference in the taste and texture of the fruit.

🙏 Pairing

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Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad

Corinne Schmitt
This avocado cucumber tomato salad highlights the vibrant flavors of avocado, cucumber, and tomato, united by a cilantro-lime dressing.
5 from 54 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 108 kcal



  • ½ Large cucumber sliced
  • cup Red onion chopped
  • 1 Avocado diced
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • ¼ cup Parsley chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Put all of the chopped ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the seasonings and stir the salad until well-combined.
  • Serve the salad. You may do so immediately or after chilling it, depending on your preferences.


  • Avoid a watery salad by adding some salt to the sliced cucumbers. Pat the cucumbers dry with paper towels before adding them to the mix.
  • If you prefer your salad to be served chilled, keep the avocado separate before serving to ensure it hasn’t turned brown yet before eating.


Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 468mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1497IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
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