There are very few things I love more than a nice, fresh salad. I find that I will happily fill up on fresh produce over something sweet if it is on hand and doing that is so helpful to control sugar cravings. This Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado always hits the spot.
This tomato cucumber salad is a twist on a classic. The addition of avocado really takes it to another level. I love avocado so I add it to anything I can and it is absolutely amazing in this.
Avocado makes this filling enough that it works for a light lunch. Make it ahead of time and you’ll have something ready to grab when you are short on time. The high vinegar content keeps the avocados from going brown for a day or two so it will keep just fine for a lunch.
I have a horrible sweet tooth, so cutting sugar out of my diet is a struggle. Spicy food makes me crave sugary deserts but foods that are acidic, like this one with its vinegar base, really do a fabulous job at knocking out sugar cravings for me.
I have no idea why, but it works and this is a fresh and healthy snack/meal/side dish so it works for me.
This salad is so quick to throw together and it’s always a favorite.
Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado Ingredients
- 1 large English cucumber, sliced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 Avocado, diced
- 1/2 white onion, sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Tomato Cucumber Salad with Avocado
Slice your cucumber then quarter the slices. I leave the skin on, but you could peel your cucumber if you’d prefer.
Slice your grape tomatoes in half.
Half your avocado, remove the pit, and peel off the avocado skin. With the flat side down, slice the avocado into cubes.
Slice the onion in thin slices and separate the pieces.
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper.
Gently toss the cucumber, tomatoes, onion slices, and avocado with the dressing.
You can serve this right away or let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so the flavors can come together.