Avocado Salad

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This Avocado Salad is a refreshing blend of creamy avocados and other vibrant vegetables like juicy grape tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and zesty red onions.

Made without any separate dressing or vinaigrette, this super enticing avocado salad comes together in just 5 minutes. It is a super delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make salad that is perfect for any lunch or dinner.

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This salad is a must-try for those who are into salads or easy 5-minute meals that are tasty, filling, and wholesome side dishes.

On this page, you will get an easy-to-follow step-by-step picture and video recipe on how to make the Avocado Salad Recipe.

About Easy Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad is a gratifying and nutrient-rich side dish that beautifully combines the creamy richness of avocados with a variety of other fresh and vibrant ingredients. This simple yet flavorful salad boasts the ideal blend of flavors, textures, and gorgeous colors.

Avocados are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins, making this salad not only delicious but also a nutritious choice.

Not only does this salad have the combination of these fresh ingredients, but it is also super delicious, flavorsome, and satisfying. Plus, making this straightforward salad requires only 5 minutes of your precious time and some slicing skills. The simplicity of preparation adds to the convenience of adding this nutrient-packed dish into your meals.

This easy and fun salad is a blast of freshness and flavor, making it a nutrient-packed option for those seeking a healthy and delicious meal. The addition of chopped cilantro and mint provides a burst of herby goodness, while almond flakes add a satisfying crunch.

With a pinch of red pepper flakes, it gets the taste that will surely impress your taste glands.

The coating of tantalizing dressing ingredients like fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, and a sprinkle of dried oregano elevates the overall taste of this salad. Avocado salads are perfect to enhance any lunch or dinner on a hot summer day or any other day.

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Creamy Salad

Serving this salad is versatile. You can have it as a side dish, a main dish, or even use it as a topping for toasts, filling for sandwiches, or wraps. Avocado salads not only offer flavor and versatility but also provide the benefits of healthy fats and essential nutrients.

Another great thing about this avocado salad is that this nourishing dish is filling, budget-friendly, easy to assemble, and requires no cooking. It will be a great addition to any meal and can be served at parties or get-togethers as part of the main course.

Avocado salads manage to be both flavorful and satisfying, offering a delightful combination of taste and health benefits.

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Ingredients

  • Avocados: They are the key ingredient in this salad recipe, adding a creamy and buttery taste. I prefer using ripe avocados, but slightly firm ones can also be used.

  • Cucumber: Crisp and refreshing English cucumbers are essential for this salad recipe, providing a satisfying crunch and freshness.

  • Cherry tomatoes: For juicy bursts of flavor, I have used red cherry tomatoes in this salad. Alternatively, grape tomatoes can be used for this recipe, and you can also opt for multi-colored tomatoes.

  • Red onion: Sliced red onions are included for a crisp texture and pungency. Rinse the onions if you prefer a milder flavor.

  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Adding a zesty and tangy kick, I include freshly squeezed lemon juice, enhancing the overall freshness of this salad. White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar can be used as alternatives.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: It adds richness to this salad, imparting Mediterranean flavors. Virgin olive oil is also a suitable alternative.

  • Minced Garlic: A touch of minced garlic infuses a subtle garlicky flavor into this salad recipe.

  • Herbs: For herbaceous freshness, I use a mix of chopped cilantro and mint. Alternatively, parsley or basil leaves can be used.

  • Dried Oregano: Adding concentrated depth of flavors to this salad recipe, dried oregano is a key element.

  • Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper: Season the salad with freshly ground black pepper, ensuring it has the best taste.

  • Almond Flakes: A touch of almond flakes adds nutty goodness and a delightful crunch. Adding almonds or any other nuts in this recipe is optional though.

  • Red Pepper Flakes: A hint of red pepper flakes gives this salad a spicy kick.

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Variations

Cheese Avocado Salad

If you enjoy cheese in your salads, such as watermelon cucumber feta salad, consider adding crumbled feta, salad cheese, or goat cheese. It imparts a creamy touch to this salad.

Protein-Rich Avocado Salad

To make this avocado salad protein-rich, try adding grilled chicken, shrimp, boiled egg, tofu, or chickpeas.

Fruity Avocado Salad

Love fruity salads like orange salad, apple salad, or strawberry salad? Then, add diced mangoes, peaches, or pineapple for a sweet and savory fusion.

Green Avocado Salad

Are you a fan of the green goddess salad? Add any of your favorite leafy greens for added freshness. Use a mix of greens or choose one type, such as lettuce, arugula, or kale, which taste great in this salad.

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Serving Suggestions

This salad tastes great when served chilled or at room temperature as a side dish or a light main course. For a complete meal, accompany it with grilled fish, chicken, or crusty bread. 

Just like avocado chaat and avocado spread, it also pairs well with crackers as a colorful dip when serving at gatherings. 

Another wonderful way to use it is as a filling for an avocado wrap made with avocado roti or avocado paratha.

Storage Suggestions

This salad will stay fresh for up to 1 day when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you want to store it for up to 2-3 days, prepare all the veggies except avocados and mix the ingredients just before serving.

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How to Make Avocado Salad

Making avocado salad is very simple. Slice all the veggies, add them to a bowl with all the dressing ingredients, and toss. Garnish with almond flakes, and your delicious avocado salad is ready to be served as a side or a main dish.

Professional Tips & Tricks to Make the Best Avocado Salad

  1. Tossing: Since we are not making a separate dressing, it is advised to toss the salad properly to ensure that all ingredients are well-coated.

  2. Avocados: As avocados are the main ingredient of this recipe, it is highly recommended to use organic or farm-best quality ripe avocados for the best taste experience.

  3. Other Veggies: You can also add other vegetables like corn, bell peppers, spinach, or kale for a different-tasting salad.

  4. Lemon Juice: Adjust the amount of lemon juice to suit your taste buds. You can also substitute lemon juice with white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a different flavor profile.

  5. Toppings: Adding almond flakes provides a rich nutty texture to the salad. Swap almonds with any other nuts of your choice, or skip almonds if you are following a nut-free diet.

  6. Marination: You can serve this salad straight away or let it chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. This 30-minute time will allow the salad to marinate for the best flavor infusion.

  7. Herbs: I have used cilantro and mint leaves. You can also experiment with different herbs like fresh basil or parsley.

  8. Meat Ingredients: You can add tuna to make tuna avocado salad. You can also use chicken to make chicken avocado salad or add shrimp to make shrimp avocado salad.

  9. Beans & Grains: Add quinoa to make quinoa avocado salad. You can also use black beans or chickpeas to make black bean avocado salad or chickpea avocado salad.

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FAQ

Can I customize the salad with additional ingredients?

Yes, this is a super versatile salad that can be made using a variety of ingredients. So, feel free to experiment with your favorite fruits, veggies, or any other ingredients you like.

Can I make the salad in advance for meal prep?

Yes, you can prepare the salad components and store them separately in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you want to eat, assemble the salad and add the dressing ingredients just before serving.

Is this Avocado Salad suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Yes, the avocado salad recipe is naturally gluten-free.

How can I make the salad more filling?

You can add any carbs or protein of your choice to make it more filling. Consider adding grilled chicken, shrimp, or a protein of your choice for a satisfying meal.

Can I use lime juice instead of lemon juice?

Yes, adding fresh or bottled lime juice is absolutely fine in this recipe. The idea is to add a citrus flavor to this salad.

How long does it keep?

Due to the avocados, this salad tastes best when served fresh shortly after preparation. But you can keep it for 1 day in the refrigerator.

What to serve with it?

You can serve it alone as a main dish or pair it with rice, black beans, boiled eggs, or chicken.

Is avocado oil good for salad dressing?

Yes, avocado oil is an excellent choice for use in a salad. Avocado salad tastes really good with avocado oil. This is because it has a mild, buttery flavor that complements other salad ingredients.

Additionally, it is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in avocados, making it a nutritious choice for salad dressing.


Avocado Salad (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Prepare the Veggies

  1. Peel and thinly slice the red onion. Rinse the slices under cold water if you prefer a milder flavor. Dice the English cucumber. Quarter or halve the grape tomatoes. Peel 1 garlic clove and slice a lemon. Cut the avocado in half and dice it.
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Make Avocado Salad

  1. Add all the veggies to a large plate or bowl. Add minced garlic, chopped mint and cilantro, dried oregano, extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, and salt. Gently toss the ingredients to ensure an even coating of the flavors. Next, add almond flakes and chili flakes for a spicy kick according to your preference. Drizzle with freshly squeezed lemon juice and toss again.
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Serving

  1. If desired, sprinkle some more almond flakes over the salad for a nutty crunch. Your creamy avocado salad is ready. Serve immediately as a refreshing side dish, appetizer, or light lunch. Or chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, allowing the salad to marinate and the ingredients to absorb the delicious seasoning.
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Avocado Salad [Recipe]

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Indulge in vibrant goodness with our Avocado Salad recipe with a Step-by-Step Video Tutorial – a refreshing blend meal in under 5 minutes!
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Sides International 2
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
345 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Avocado Salad
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 cup red cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes, multi-colored tomatoes)
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1/4 cup almond flakes
  • Optional: Red pepper flakes, for a spicy kick

INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare the Veggies
  1. Peel and thinly slice the red onion. Rinse the slices under cold water if you prefer a milder flavor. Dice the English cucumber. Quarter or halve the grape tomatoes. Peel 1 garlic clove and slice a lemon. Cut the avocado in half and dice it.
Make Avocado Salad
  1. Add all the veggies to a large plate or bowl. Add minced garlic, chopped mint and cilantro, dried oregano, extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, and salt. Gently toss the ingredients to ensure an even coating of the flavors. Next, add almond flakes and chili flakes for a spicy kick according to your preference. Drizzle with freshly squeezed lemon juice and toss again.
Serving
  1. If desired, sprinkle some more almond flakes over the salad for a nutty crunch. Your creamy avocado salad is ready. Serve immediately as a refreshing side dish, appetizer, or light lunch. Or chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, allowing the salad to marinate and the ingredients to absorb the delicious seasoning.

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NOTES:

  1. Since we are not making a separate dressing, it is advised to toss the salad properly to ensure that all ingredients are well-coated.
  2. As avocados are the main ingredient of this recipe, it is highly recommended to use organic or farm-best quality ripe avocados for the best taste experience.
  3. You can also add other vegetables like corn, bell peppers, spinach, or kale for a different-tasting salad.
  4. Adjust the amount of lemon juice to suit your taste buds. You can also substitute lemon juice with white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a different flavor profile.


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