That is my favorite avocado salad. Cooling cucumber with creamy avocado, tangy lime juice, recent herbs and my secret ingredient – a pinch of crimson pepper flakes which retains issues fascinating!
Avocado Salad – most requested recipe 2023
That is only a nice easy recipe for a salad that stars avocados. Really, it’s the only most requested inside my circle of mates in latest instances as a result of Australia’s been having fun with a terrific avocado season this yr. Low cost, ripe, ample, large!
So right here’s my present favorite avocado salad. A mixture of components that simply works collectively so properly. I really like how the avocado turns into form of smeary if you toss it, primarily turning into a creamy dressing.
Elements in avocado salad
I name this an avocado salad although there’s truly extra cucumber in it than avocado. It’s designed to hero avocados however we are able to’t actually simply make a salad utilizing solely avocados. Lacks texture, and too wealthy! It could be like having guacamole and calling it a salad. 🙂 (Not that I’m suggesting I’ve a problem with that!).
Avocados – large and ripe!
Cucumbers – I’m utilizing common cucumbers right here (we name them Lebanese cucumbers), which might be round 17cm/7″ lengthy. If utilizing the lengthy telegraph / English cucumbers ~30cm/12″ lengthy, use 1 1/2.
Purple pepper flakes (chilli flakes) – Provides the tiniest hum of heat which matches so properly with the cooling cucumber. It’s my “secret ingredient”! However be happy to go away it out.
Purple onion – Only a quarter, finely sliced, for freshness.
Contemporary herbs – Dill and coriander/cilantro works so properly right here. One in all my favorite herb mixtures. Makes this salad even higher, however I fortunately make it with out. Put it this fashion – I wouldn’t make a particular journey to the retailers to get them until I used to be making this for firm!
Lime juice and further virgin olive oil – For the dressing. No must shake it up at the moment, simply pour it over and toss! Lemon can be utilized as a substitute of lime.
How one can make avocado salad
The directions for this recipe as written in our working recordsdata says “chuck the whole lot in and toss”. That’s fully correct!!!
Chuck the whole lot right into a bowl – avocado, cucumber and crimson onion first, high with herbs, then drizzle/sprinkle all of the dressing components over. No must make the dressing individually for this recipe!
Toss properly utilizing your palms, gently separating the avocado and cucumber slices. Tumble right into a bowl and serve!
That is firstly supposed to be a aspect salad. However don’t limit your self! Pile and smush onto toast, or stuff into flatbread to make wraps (you’ll see me add tuna and a squirt of sriracha within the recipe video).
Really, should you cube the cucumber and avocado up a little bit smaller, it makes a distinct salsa for stuffing into tacos or scooping with corn chips. The probabilities! How else can we eat this? Share your strategies beneath! – Nagi x
Watch methods to make it
Prep: 10 minutes
Whole: 10 minutes
Servings4 – 6
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Recipe video above. That is my favorite avocado salad. Cooling cucumber with creamy avocado, tangy lime juice, non-compulsory recent herbs and my secret ingredient – a pinch of crimson pepper flakes which retains issues fascinating! Would not make it spicy, extra of a slight cooling hum of earthy heat.
Put all of the salad components in giant bowl. Drizzle over lime juice and oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and crimson chilli flakes.
Toss gently utilizing your palms, gently separating the avocado slices as you go. Style and add extra lime if you need.
Tumble right into a bowl and serve!
2. Contemporary herbs – Contemporary dill and coriander provides pretty recent herbiness however I wouldn’t make a particular journey to the retailers simply to get them! Do it for firm 🙂
When you’re a kind of coriander haters, use an additional 1 tbsp of dill or substitute with parsley.
3. Leftovers will hold till the following day (and the avocado stays inexperienced!) however as with most salads, it’s greatest made recent.
Vitamin per serving assuming 5 servings.
Energy: 229cal (11%)Carbohydrates: 12g (4%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fats: 21g (32%)Saturated Fats: 3g (19%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 14gSodium: 359mg (16%)Potassium: 657mg (19%)Fiber: 7g (29%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 275IU (6%)Vitamin C: 17mg (21%)Calcium: 39mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
Lifetime of Dozer
At this time’s recipe is so easy there’s extra Dozer than avocado salad within the recipe video. The proper ratio, so far as I’m involved!