Cucumber – Avocado Salad

5 Aug

Cucumber - Avocado Salad 2This Cucumber – Avocado Salad is mega healthy, crazy tasty, and super fast.

And yes, it deserves all of those edgy adjectives.

This side dish is made with only a few ingredients, all healthy {I am not worried about the one teaspoon (max) of sugar}! If you use a mandolin or vegetable peeler, you can shave the vegetables in seconds, and have this dish ready in five minutes MAX. If you use a knife, it should still be pretty fast, but be sure to cut the cucumber and onion as thin as possible. You could also try dicing the cucumber and onion, but I like the texture of the thin slices, and they are easier to spear with a fork.Cucumber - Avocado SaladIngredients:

– 1/4 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
– 1 t white wine vinegar
– 1/2 – 1 t sugar
– 1 c cucumber, very thinly sliced
– 1/4 – 1/2 c red onion, very thinly sliced
– 1 ripe avocado, diced

How do I make it?

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vinegar, and sugar. You can use a spoon or fork, I am sure, if you don’t want to dirty a whisk.
  • Add the cucumber and onion, and stir to coat the vegetables with the yogurt mixture.
  • Add the avocado, and stir to cover.

More information please?

I always use unpeeled seedless cucumbers. See the nice color it adds? It also provides a good crunch. If I am in a pinch with a regular cucumber, I peel it, slice it the long way (so it looks like two … canoes or something) and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. I have never appreciated cucumber seeds.

One of my frustrations with gathering my favorite recipes and figuring out the best method by which to organize them (one of my primary reasons for starting this blog) is that they all originate from different sources – magazines, emails, blogs, cookbooks, you name it. This recipe was hiding within another recipe – buried in a recipe for Chicken Burgers (also delicious). I have nothing against the chicken burgers, but this Cucumber – Avocado Salad should have been highlighted as a headliner, not barely visible as a nameless backup dancer (described only as “avocado mixture” : ( ). Pretty hard to organize recipes even by title, when working with a back-bencher. That is why on my blog I will try to break all recipes or composed meals down to the building blocks. I hope you agree it is helpful!

Cucumber - Avocado Salad 3Original link: http://www.self.com/fooddiet/recipes/2013/03/spicy-chicken-burgers

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3 Responses to “Cucumber – Avocado Salad”

  1. debbie August 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Wow, that looks amazing. I have to bring a side dish to a pool party Sunday, this will be perfect.

    • my utensil crock August 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      I agree, Debbie – great idea! Let me know how it goes!

  2. lisa.desjardins@cnn.com August 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    It’s 12:24 pm on a Tuesday, I’m in an office with no windows and with the closest grocery store/produce at least 2 miles away. And this makes me want to just drop work and make this recipe happen right now.

    Looks great! And I do agree about recipe (dis)organization – I really like and appreciate how you organize your recipes, MUC. Really helpful.

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