This is a cool salad for a hot day. I love to serve it with grilled chicken or fish. It is also great as a snack with pita chips.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cucumber slices into a colander set in the sink, and sprinkle with salt. Set aside and allow to drip.

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  • In a salad bowl, mix together the red onion, red bell pepper, lime zest and juice, cilantro, sugar, curry powder, and hot pepper sauce until thoroughly combined and the sugar has dissolved. Drain the cucumber slices, and pat them dry with paper towels. Stir the cucumbers into the salad. Gently toss the avocados with the salad and serve.

Cook's Notes

If you are not going to serve this immediately do not peel, chop and add the avocado until just before serving. Also, if you are in a real hurry, you can skip draining the cucumbers, but any leftovers you have will get watery.

Nutrition Facts

146.5 calories; 2.4 g protein; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 414.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
I made this for lunch today. I don't care for curry powder so I left it and the sugar out of the recipe. I added a few splashes of seasoned rice wine vinegar instead. I loved it! I will make it often with my changes. PS, try adding some salad shrimp....wow! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/21/2011
I think this is just personal preference but we found this a little on the sweet side. Did enjoy the combination of cucumber and avocado. Read More
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80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
I made this for lunch today. I don't care for curry powder so I left it and the sugar out of the recipe. I added a few splashes of seasoned rice wine vinegar instead. I loved it! I will make it often with my changes. PS, try adding some salad shrimp....wow! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
I made this for lunch today. I don't care for curry powder so I left it and the sugar out of the recipe. I added a few splashes of seasoned rice wine vinegar instead. I loved it! I will make it often with my changes. PS, try adding some salad shrimp....wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
This was excellent. Made for 2. I cut everything in half. I didn't have cilantro so I added 2 tbls of Epicure salsa seasoning. I used 3 tablespoons of Real lime and added two chopped up tomatoes. Would have been enough for four. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2012
WOW! I only tried this because I had all the ingredients in the house. This was really a wonderful salad. my kids told me they want it again tomorrow night, Or aliens have come down and taken my Kids away and replaced them. One even got his plate in the dishwasher. Thanks javaqueen !!! Do you have a Recipe for picking up sock? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I made this salad for a Labor Day pot luck. Everyone LOVED it!!!! It was so easy to make. This salad is cool and refreshing but packs a little zip. So delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2011
First I cut the cucumber into thirds crosswise. Then I took an apple corer/slicer (NOT a peeler/corer/slicer) and pushed in down onto the cucumber to remove the seedy core before dicing the rest. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
This is a wonderful recipe and should be made just as the recipe states (I'm not even a curry fan but I love this recipe).... the only recommendation I have is to let it sit for an hour or two in the fridge before serving to let your flavours really mingle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
This was positively the BEST! I love the change from regular vinegar dressings with adding the LIME..the flavor just pops on your mouth. I did forget to p/u cilantro and added a 2tsps of veg oil. I was skeptical about the hot sauce (not much of a spicy gal) but it wasn't spicy at all. My husband even liked it but did not care for the avacado. I loved the avacado in it a personal preference I suppose. Thumbs up on this recipe!! I am making again for this weekend.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2011
Made as written minus the red peppers personal taste turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
DELICIOUS!! I omitted red bell pepper/hot pepper sauce and substituted in a chopped fresh jalapeno. This salad is so unique and extremely healthy!! My boyfriend and I were extremely surprised at how satisfying the salad was without any oil. I also used regular cucumbers from my garden that had lots of seeds so instead of using hothouse cucumbers and using salt to draw out water I scooped out regular cucumbers and it worked beautifully. I also did not put the avocado in because I was making a large portion to store in the fridge for later. AMAZING!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/21/2011
I think this is just personal preference but we found this a little on the sweet side. Did enjoy the combination of cucumber and avocado. Read More
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