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Crisp and Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad with Fresh Herbs and Onion

Making your own crisp and creamy cucumber avocado salad from home is both quick and easy. Here’s my favorite cucumber salad recipe to make.

Crisp and Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad with Fresh Herbs and Onion

How to Make Cucumber Avocado Salad

  • Prepare the ingredients. Dice up the cucumber and onion. Peel and seed the avocado before cubing. Chop up the fresh parsley, dill, and chives. Squeeze out the fresh lemon juice.
  • Prepare the olive oil mixture. Combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, red wine vinegar, honey, and olive oil in a small bowl.
  • Prepare the salad. Using a large bowl, add the cucumber, avocado, red onion, dill, parsley, and chives.
  • Add the olive oil mixture and toss to combine.
  • Season. Season with salt and black pepper to taste before serving immediately.

Cucumber Avocado Salad

Cucumber Avocado Salad

Try These Other Cucumber Salad Combinations

One of the many great things about using fresh herbs in your salad recipes is that they provide you with dozens of options when it comes to mixing and matching flavor combinations.

While this particular salad recipe calls for fresh dill, parsley, and chives, don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit and use some of the following options as well.

  • Cilantro and Lime
  • Garlic and Rosemary
  • Basil and Thyme

Cucumber Avocado Salad

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Fresh Herbs

Adding fresh herbs like dill, parsley, and chives into your salads is a great idea for numerous reasons. For me though, the two biggest reasons to use fresh herbs in your salads are the fact that they add a ton of flavor into the mix while also providing a ton of nutritional value.

Here are three of the best health benefits you can get from adding fresh herbs into your salads:

  1. Fresh herbs are packed full of antioxidants. Herbs like the ones used in this recipe are well known as rich sources of disease fighting antioxidants. Using fresh herbs instead of dried herbs also means you’re getting more antioxidants since the drying process actually causes the herbs to lose some of their nutritional value. (1)
  2. Fresh herbs can help to relieve chronic inflammation. Along with their antioxidant content, fresh herbs also contain compounds with proven anti-inflammatory benefits.
  3. Fresh herbs provide a variety of essential micronutrients. Fresh herbs are also excellent sources of many of the essential vitamins and minerals required by your body.

Cucumber Avocado Salad

Cucumber Avocado Salad

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Cucumber Avocado Salad

Crisp and Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad with Fresh Herbs and Onion

  • Author: Emma - NurturedHomes.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium avocados peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 pound cucumber, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced 
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives 
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Notes
  1. In a small bowl combine the lemon juice, vinegar, honey and olive oil. 
  2. Add the cucumber, avocado, red onion, dill, parsley and chives to a large bowl. 
  3. Add the olive oil mixture and toss to combine. 
  4. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. 
  5. Serve immediately.

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Try These 3 Great Garden Fresh Cucumber Recipes Next

There are so many great uses for your own homegrown garden fresh cucumbers. Here are 3 more of my favorite recipes that use fresh cucumber for you to try out next.

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