Cool Cucumber and Avocado Salad


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 2 English (hothouse) cucumbers, diced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup diced red onion

  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced

  • 2 limes, zested and juiced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

  • 4 dashes hot pepper sauce

  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

147 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 34mg 168%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 545mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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