A quick and easy (5-minute) Avocado Cucumber Salad Recipe with the easiest lime dressing. This was a ‘spur of the moment’ recipe which means it’s super easy to recreate and you’ll memorize it right away. This cucumber salad disappeared so fast and we all wished there was more of it.

Cucumber Salad with Avocado and lime green onion dressing

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I feel compelled to make salads with avocado in them. When I add avocado, magical things happen – salads take on an irresistible creaminess without any creamy dressings needed. Good thing 99% of you seem to love avocados jus as much as we do. Some of our all-time most popular recipes are our avocado salads.

Ingredients for Cucumber Salad Recipe:

  • We used garden cucumbers because they are still in season (YES!!) but you can use large english cucumbers.
  • Look for an avocado that gives lightly to gentle pressure when you press on it. It should not be overly soft or squishy.
  • Green onions or chives will work for this recipe. In a pinch, you can substitute with cilantro.

Ingredients for cucumber salad with avocado, green onion, lime juice

How to Keep Avocado from Turning Brown:

  1. If making the salad a few hours ahead, combine all ingredients into a bowl (except the salt!). Squeeze lime juice directly over avocados and toss gently to combine.
  2. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, placing it directly over the surface of the salad to keep the air out. Oxygen is what causes avocados to brown.
  3. Add salt just before serving to keep the cucumbers from wilting and becoming overly juicy.

Cucumber Salad with Creamy avocado and lime dressing

How Do I keep Cucumbers from Getting Soft?

To keep cucumbers from getting soft or becoming too juicy, with any extra steps such as sweating the cucumbers, be sure to add salt just before serving.

More Cucumber Salad Recipes:

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Avocado Cucumber Salad Recipe

5 from 74 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
An easy, excellent (5-minute) Avocado Cucumber Salad with the easiest lime dressing. This cucumber salad disappeared so fast and we all wished there was more of it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 people as a side salad
  • 2 English cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup green onion, half of a bunch, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice, from 1 medium lime
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or 3/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium salad bowl, combine sliced cucumbers, avocado and chopped green onion.
  • Drizzle with 2 lime juice, 2 Tbsp olive oil and season with 1 tsp sea salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper or season to taste. Toss salad to coat with dressing and serve.

Nutrition Per Serving

169kcal Calories11g Carbs2g Protein14g Fat2g Saturated Fat589mg Sodium487mg Potassium4g Fiber3g Sugar315IU Vitamin A13mg Vitamin C36mg Calcium0.8mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Cucumber Salad Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
169
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Sodium
 
589
mg
26
%
Potassium
 
487
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
315
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
36
mg
4
%
Iron
 
0.8
mg
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado cucumber salad, cucumber salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 169

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Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Elizabeth
    August 25, 2023

    excellent salad, I added some cherry tomatoes for colour. I will definately make it often

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 25, 2023

      Thank you for the feedback, Elizabeth!

      Reply

  • Kim
    July 26, 2023

    I have all my ingredients ready to go and can’t wait to make this. Two questions. With concern of the avocado turning brown, can I make it ahead of time? And, how long will leftovers last??

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2023

      Hello Kim, yes that will work. You can check the “How to Keep Avocado from Turning Brown” section in the recipe for some answers. I haven’t really made this a head for more than 1-2 days to advise.

      Reply

  • Judy
    June 22, 2023

    Absolutely delicious and very satisfying 😋 This will definitely be my go to summer salad. I did use the olive oil but will try without next time after reading reviews..

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2023

      I’m so happy to hear this is a hit with your family, Judy! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Joann G.
    February 24, 2023

    Amazingly delicious salad. Olive oil is unnecessary though…super creamy and yummy dressing it w just lime juice and salt and pepper.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Joann!

      Reply

  • Sigi
    January 10, 2023

    I came across the combination of cucumber and avocado only recently with a more elaborate recipe by Ottolenghi. This one is equally nice and so quick. It’s perfect with the lime juice.
    Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2023

      You’re welcome. GOod to hear that you like this recipe!

      Reply

  • Ann
    July 31, 2022

    I live in Mexico so the variety of produce is difficult to come by. I did find persian cucumbers and figured they were a close relative. This salad is very refreshing on a hot day. I did add a pinch of dried chile for contract. Delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 31, 2022

      That sounds good and I’m glad you enjoyed this salad, Ann.

      Reply

  • Karoline
    June 8, 2022

    Love love your videos, Natasha. – super great and easy. Thank you !!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 8, 2022

      Thank you, Karoline! I’m glad you enjoy my recipes.

      Reply

  • Gary
    April 25, 2022

    I tried this and found the dressing to be kind of bland. Trying to figure out what might give it a punch.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2022

      Hi Gary, did you skip any of the ingredients by any chance or substituted some of them? Feel free to add some seasoning too according to your preference.

      Reply

  • Valentina
    November 3, 2021

    I did not like avocado until I tried this salad. So good! Red onion works as well in this salad.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2021

      One of my favorite combinations! I’m so glad you loved this salad, Valentina!

      Reply

  • Courtney
    August 6, 2021

    This will also be delicious with lemon juice instead of lime, and adding some jalapenos! YUM. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2021

      Yes! Great idea! I hope you love this recipe, Courtney!

      Reply

  • Anka
    June 11, 2021

    Delicious 😊

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

      Thanks, glad you liked it!

      Reply

  • Lubov
    April 19, 2021

    I always use Natasha’s recipes , they very good and easy to make

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2021

      Thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback, Lubov!

      Reply

  • Bob Sarver
    August 13, 2020

    Looked so good had to try and make it to surprise my wife. All I can say is delish and the wife loved it.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2020

      That’s just awesome! This is one of our favorite recipes! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

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  • Tine
    June 5, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I have read an awesome and inspiring story of yourself let alone your beautiful family. Thank you for your recipes and loving your professional presentations. God bless

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2020

      Thank you Tine! I’m so inspired by reaching this! Thank you for that thoughtful review! Blessings to you!

      Reply

  • Jay Perre
    May 15, 2020

    great foundation to a more elaborate salad. Spiral cut cuc (looks like spaghetti)spiral cut red onion. lotso’ scallion. a drop of sesame oil mixed together soy and wasabi. Mixed all together with toasted sesames and voila: Veggie Sushi salad! yum.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 15, 2020

      Glad you loved it Jay. Thanks for the excellent feedback!

      Reply

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