This summer Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad is pure perfection – light, refreshing, 5 minutes to make, minimal ingredients, low on calories and booming with flavor!
Happy Monday and last week of school week! (or at least it is for us)
I thought I’d give you a recipe that’ll remind you of summer and give you something to look forward to in order to get through the rest of the day!
If you’re anything like me you’re trying to take advantage of the last week of school, the silence, the lack of a toddler yanking at your leg … the ability to be productive and get work done!
Is anyone else screaming inside?
So I may be screaming inside in terror of no “me time” for the summer but I’m also screaming inside for excitement! Guys, this Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad is EVERYTHING!
Ahem .. AVOCADO.
That should be enough for you to make it! Avocado steals the show every time… or most of the time! But in this case, the combination of the sweet cherry tomatoes, refreshing cucumber, lemony basil, and light vinaigrette make this salad irresistible!
There are so many textures and flavors going on in this salad … which is why it is pure perfection!
I know you are going to love it!
I guarantee this salad will be the star of the summer, it’s light, refreshing, low calorie and filled with flavor!
To make things even better (for me), I actually just planted all of the ingredients (except for avocado) in my garden! Which means I will see lots of this salad in my future! Hip Hip Hurray! Which also means if you have coming to my house for dinner this summer you may know one of the sides you are having … ahem… look below. 🙂
This salad would be great for lunch (just add a little protein), brought as a side dish to your next summer bbq party, or just a mid day snack! However you decide to serve it just promise me you will make it. It seriously couldn’t be easier … for realz it only takes 5 minutes to make. So no excuses!
Can’t wait to hear what you think, what you serve it with, and how many people ask you for the recipe!
Bon Appetit my friends!
- Serves: 6
- Serving size: ¾ cup
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 9 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Sugar: 4 g
- Sodium: 58 mg
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 2 g
- 1 large cucumber, diced ¼" cubes
- 12 oz. cherry tomatoes (assorted colors if you can), halved
- 1 large avocado, diced
- ¼ cup fresh basil, chiffoned (thinly sliced)
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- salt & pepper
- In a small bowl add red wine vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk until combined.
- To a large bowl add cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, fresh basil, and the dressing.
- Gently toss everything together. Serve.
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!