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Easy Avocado Salad Recipe: Healthy and Delicious

Updated on February 11, 2020
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Avocado Salad Recipe

I’ve been on the avocado bandwagon for a while. That’s a good thing because they now have a reputation as being one of the world’s healthiest foods. They can lower your cholesterol and help your body absorb other nutrients. They ease arthritis inflammation and reduce your risk of certain cancers, But as tasty as they are, avocados just aren’t a fruit (Yes, they’re not veggies) made to eat alone like apples and oranges.

I top off nachos with them and I make guacamole dip. I decided an avocado salad would be the next best way to eat them. I’m just not ready to try them in a pudding with chocolate. Maybe later.

So I researched some recipes and came up with my own version. It’s super healthy, made from fresh ingredients full of nutrition. You don’t need any mayo or salad dressing. The creaminess of the avocados eliminates the need.

I made it for a Father’s Day cookout, so my recipe makes 12 servings. Cut it in half for a smaller crowd.

  • Avocados, in addition to healthy fats, are a source of B-vitamins, and vitamins K & C.
  • Cukes are loaded with B-vitamins. Plus they are full of water and fiber, helping to flush out toxins.
  • Green peppers are a source of vitamin A, which helps your eyesight and vitamin K. helping your blood clot when you cut yourself with a kitchen knife. And they also have some of that famous antioxidant, vitamin C, boosting your immune system.
  • Onions have B-vitamins and manganese.
  • Cilantro is a healthy spice, high in several antioxidants that fight disease.

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet onions(Vidalia or walla walla)
  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • sea salt and ground peppercorns, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the cucumbers into cubes on the large side and place in a bowl
  2. Dice (not too finely) the onions and add them.
  3. Slice the green bell peppers into 1-inch curly strips
  4. Carefully peel and slice the avocados. Think peach slices
  5. Toss and sprinkle with sea salt and ground black pepper
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Dice sweet onions into slightly large chunks.
Dice sweet onions into slightly large chunks.
Dice sweet onions into slightly large chunks.
Slice peppers into 1-inch curls.
Slice peppers into 1-inch curls.
Peel and slice the avocados.
Peel and slice the avocados.
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Toss and sprinkle with sea salt and ground peppercorns
Toss and sprinkle with sea salt and ground peppercorns
Toss and sprinkle with sea salt and ground peppercorns

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    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      17 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Umm, I'll have to try that!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      17 months ago

      I love salads like this I make one similar that has chickpeas and tomatoes along with all the ingredients that you use

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      17 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You're welcome, thanks for commenting!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      17 months ago from USA

      This sounds like a refreshing and healthy side dish. Thank you for sharing the recipe

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      17 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Peggy! I hope you get a chance to try this.

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      Peggy Woods 

      17 months ago from Houston, Texas

      We love eating avocados in various ways, just like you do. We shared one in a salad today for our lunch. Your recipe sounds good. Thanks!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      17 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for commenting, Chitrangada!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      17 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Linda! It always turns out well. Easy!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This is an interesting and easy way to consume avocados. I like the combination of ingredients. Great pictures and well explained recipe.

      Thanks for sharing this delicious and nutritious salad recipe.

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      Linda Crampton 

      17 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like an interesting and tasty salad. I like avocados. I think your recipe would be a great way to use them.

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      17 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Glad to be of help, Linda. Enjoy! And I'm already looking forward to summer!

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      Linda Chechar 

      17 months ago from Arizona

      Avocados are my favorites. This salad recipe is delightful. I'll be making it every week during the summer months! Thanks for sharing this avocado yummy salad.

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