This salad is a favorite during the hot summer months. Serve it on a bed of your favorite leafy greens with some garlic bread, and everyone is a happy camper.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels.

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  • Stir cucumber, tomatoes, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Gently stir bacon, avocado, cilantro, and green onions into cucumber mixture.

Nutrition Facts

427 calories; protein 13.3g 27% DV; carbohydrates 20.5g 7% DV; fat 35.1g 54% DV; cholesterol 27.3mg 9% DV; sodium 828.1mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
I've been making this all week in individual portions. Just eyeballing all ingredients- typically half an avocado (a little mashed), red onion as that is what I have, splash of rice vinegar (plain, again- what I have). I had to sub zucchini for the cucumber when I ran out, also tried basil in place of cilantro when I ran out, and added a splash of lime juice. I mix it all up and then put it on top of a plate of spinach leaves (even better to put in a bowl with tight lid and shake). Easy, healthy and delicious. I can't stop making it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2015
Not bad for a low carb alternative Read More
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236 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 187
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
I've been making this all week in individual portions. Just eyeballing all ingredients- typically half an avocado (a little mashed), red onion as that is what I have, splash of rice vinegar (plain, again- what I have). I had to sub zucchini for the cucumber when I ran out, also tried basil in place of cilantro when I ran out, and added a splash of lime juice. I mix it all up and then put it on top of a plate of spinach leaves (even better to put in a bowl with tight lid and shake). Easy, healthy and delicious. I can't stop making it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2014
It would be nigh on impossible not to love this salad--not with these ingredients! I cut it to 2 servings, and because I didn't have seasoned rice vinegar I made my own (1 tablespoon rice vinegar with 1/2-3/4 teaspoon sugar and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt). I didn't need to add any extra salt, and the tomatoes I had weren't cherry tomatoes but rather the slightly larger pearl tomatoes. Excellent! Thanks, Kristen! My lunch was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2016
8-1-2016 ~This salad sounded awesome good to me and in spite of the fact I didn’t think Hubs would go for it I was hell bent on making it anyway. And what a hit it was, with both of us! Creamy, crunchy, fresh and juicy all at the same time - and so full of flavor! I have to admit tho,’ it’s the bacon that is indispensable to take it over the top! Just a great recipe – haven’t enjoyed a new salad recipe this much in a long time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2015
OMG this was sooooooo good. Added chicken and spinach for a complete meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2017
Looking for something to make with the 4 avocados lingering on the counter before they passed their prime and came across this recipe. I thought to myself what's not to love; bacon avocado tomato cilantro and green onion. All ingredients I love... and boy was it ever so good together. In fact the hubster kept sneaking bites as I was pulling it together as he just couldn't wait. And neither could I; we finished it together while the steaks were grilling. Thanks for sharing this delight Kristin as it's found a permanent home in my recipe collection. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2016
I could probably eat this everyday. Have made this a handful of times and I make it as directed but I have substituted apple cider & balsamic vinegar combo as well as well as substituted red onion when I was out of green onion. Very light yet super filling. Tastes great freshly made AND just as good after it has sat. Anyway as u make it...u cannot make this wrong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2016
I loved the light dressing - just rice vinegar salt & pepper! The changes I made were from necessity or convenience. I was only preparing for two so I used only one avocado but only halved the other ingredients. I had leftover undressed salad from last evening's dinner which I used instead of plain lettuce so there were a few more vegetables in the salad - peppers radish. And finally because this was the meal I topped each serving with a sliced hard boiled egg and added a slice of garlic bread. I will make this again and probably without the changes next time - either way is just fine I am sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2017
This was so good! It was the hit of the party. I followed the recipe exactly did not add or change anything. I served this on top of spring mix green salad. Everybody loved it. One guest then put it on her hamburger and the rest of us followed suit. Delicious! I will definitely be making this many more times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2015
I love this salad! My only change was I added a romaine heart to the salad because I was only able to use half an avocado because my avocados were still not ripe. I love the light taste of the rice vinegar dressing paired with all the tastes in the salad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2015
Not bad for a low carb alternative Read More
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