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Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

Our family’s favorite classic cucumber and tomato salad just got better with the addition of avocado, a light and flavorful lemon dressing and the freshness of cilantro. Easy, excellent avocado salad.

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe served in a bowl and garnished with cilantro

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Watch the Full Video Recipe Below! It will make your mouth water! 🙂

 

I brought this salad to my parents house yesterday and everyone loved it! This is definitely going into the regular rotation all summer long. Think: homegrown cucumbers and tomatoes :).

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad

Ingredients for Tomato Avocado Salad:

This salad is loaded with veggies; juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, creamy avocado and the cilantro and lemon juice make the whole salad so fresh and flavorful!

P.S. If you aren’t keen on cilantro, fresh dill is a good substitute

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad

How to Make Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad:

1. Place chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, diced avocado, and chopped cilantro into a large salad bowl.

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad

2. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Toss gently to combine. Just before serving toss with 1 tsp sea salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad

Avocado Salad Video Tutorial:

My husband and I ate this entire batch of cucumber tomato salad with avocado in one sitting, paired with roasted red potatoes and grilled shrimp skewers. I shoveled most of the salad into my mouth before I remembered the shrimp and potatoes on my plate; mmming and smiling all the way through. We were both smitten.

P.S. This salad is also super healthy and it fits pretty much every diet out there. Check out the nutrition label below:

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

4.9 from 317 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad | natashaskitchen.com
Our classic cucumber and tomato salad just got better with the addition of avocado, a lemon dressing and fresh cilantro.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by season $5-$7
Keyword: Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Calories: 261
Servings: 4 (as a side salad)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Roma tomatoes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon)
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt or 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, diced avocado, and chopped cilantro into a large salad bowl.
  2. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Toss gently to combine. Just before serving, toss with 1 tsp sea salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper.

Recipe Notes

*Note: if you aren't keen on cilantro, fresh dill is a good substitute

Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 596mg26%
Potassium 886mg25%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1240IU25%
Vitamin C 31.8mg39%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Credits: Recipe inspired by my classic Cucumber tomato salad and this avocado tomato salad from Deborah of Taste & Tell.

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This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad

This salad can be made all year long, but it’s especially delicious this time of year when cucumbers and tomatoes are in season. Do you grow any of your own food?

This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad recipe is a keeper! Easy, Excellent Salad | natashaskitchen.com

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  • David Kelsey
    September 18, 2021

    Fantastic and easy to make. Loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 18, 2021

      I’m so glad you loved it, David! We absolutely love how fresh this salad is!

      Reply

  • Pamela K.
    August 29, 2021

    We love this salad! I add cooked, leftover steak, shrimp or chicken & make it a meal. Great for those hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up he kitchen!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      Hi Pamela, glad you enjoy this salad! Thanks for your good comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • Carol Delle Donne
    August 28, 2021

    O M G is this salad ever delious I rate it a 5 star

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      Thank you, Carole. I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Josephine Hili
    August 26, 2021

    Hi Natasha Love Your Cooking And All Your Recipes especially This salad Recipe

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2021

      I’m glad you’re enjoying them, Josephine!

      Reply

  • Sandy
    August 12, 2021

    I love the simplicity of the recipe and the intenseness of the flavors. My only change was to use fresh basil instead of cilantro. Definitely going into the weekly rotation for the summer/fall.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 12, 2021

      Hi Sandy, good to know that you liked the recipe with fresh basil too. Thank you for your review and for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Lori Gunderson
    August 4, 2021

    How long ahead can I make the tomato, avacado salad? The same day or a day before?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2021

      Hi Lori, Mine was always eaten fresh to try storing it, but I’ve had readers say that it was even better the next day!

      Reply

  • Susan Dorry
    July 9, 2021

    My Sons face lights up when he opens the door to the fridge and sees a big bowl of this salad. Gobbles it all in one sitting, boys 🙄

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2021

      Aww, That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Sheryl
    July 7, 2021

    Delicious and fresh! I admit I was kinda skeptical because it seemed too simple but i still tried because i love all the individual ingredients on their own..best decision! It’s indeed really good. Definitely a keeper!

    Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 7, 2021

      Wuhoo! What an awesome review, thank you for the great comments and feedback, Sheryl.

      Reply

  • Kathy Maitland
    July 5, 2021

    Delicious! I’m not a big fan of raw onions unless they are really thin on a sandwich. Lol So I added dried chopped chives. Perfect for me!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 6, 2021

      Sounds good, Kathy. Great to hear that you liked it!

      Reply

  • Maggie Grady
    June 11, 2021

    Natasha Thank you for your recipes I Love them all. But this Salad is the very Best I Loved it. I almost ate the whole Salad. The picky eaters in my household was told if you don’t like it my feelings are not hurt. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this SALAD. Thank You! Thumbs Up!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great, Maggie!

      Reply

  • Shannon Lund
    May 26, 2021

    love love love this salad. So refreshing, fresh, & crreamy too with my favorite food avocado. Love all your recipes. You are very talented- great food & great presentation & love that you are so down to earth & have such an upbeat personality. Much deserved success!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2021

      That is exactly why I love it! So fresh and colorful! I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying my recipes, Shannon! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Rose
    May 13, 2021

    Delicious, easy, and fast! Used some extra avocado and cilantro & it was a big hit. Saving this recipe to make it many more times. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2021

      Yay, that is fantastic! Thank you for your great comments and feedback, Rose.

      Reply

  • Natasha
    May 13, 2021

    Natasha, can I use avocado oil instead of olive oil in this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2021

      Hi Natasha, I think avocado oil would work but keep in mind avocado oil is pretty flavorless. In contrast, extra virgin olive oil will provide another layer of good flavor to the salad :).

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      • Natasha
        May 13, 2021

        Thanks, Natasha. What brand of evoo do you use?

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        • Natasha
          May 13, 2021

          Hi, we use the Italian Extra Virgin Olive oil from Costco (Kirkland brand), not the organic one but the Italian one.

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  • Kay Hejl
    May 12, 2021

    Love love this tomato cucumber cilantro avocado salad and dressing! Wonderful and fresh tasting.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Christine
    April 29, 2021

    I’m watching my carb intake, what is the portion size for 17 carbs?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2021

      The serving size can be found at the beginning of the print-friendly recipe card (located at the bottom of the recipe post). The nutrition label shows counts “per serving.” Hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Amy Miles
    April 26, 2021

    This is BOMB! I’m counting calories. What would the serving size be?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2021

      Hi Amy, The serving size can be found at the beginning of the print-friendly recipe card (located at the bottom of the recipe post). The nutrition label shows counts “per serving.” In this case, this recipe serves 4. So it will be one-fourth of the recipe. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Mary
    April 20, 2021

    This was delish and very healthy. I just added less cilantro cos I’m not a fan but I don’t mind it. As far as the mention of it not being healthy because of the salt- its untrue. If you use pink Himalayan salt , it’s very healthy. Everyone needs salt but the white stuff is bad. I love all of your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Amy
    April 18, 2021

    I am looking for a salad to have along side my taco bar for Cinco de Mayo. Having about 40 people. Could I toss this with romaine lettuce to make it go further?

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    • Natasha
      April 19, 2021

      Hi Amy, yes that would work to add some romaine lettuce like we did in our Cobb Salad.

      Reply

      • Lisa
        May 10, 2021

        I am watching my sodium intake. Is it so high because the salt? I was going to leave the salt out completely and maybe add some other seasoning like garlic and maybe some cayenne. Thanks

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 10, 2021

          Hi Lisa, the sodium comes from the teaspoon of sea salt. The nutrition label is per serving and there are 4 servings in the recipe. I would suggest adding less salt based on the allowed amount in your diet.

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          • Khoshy
            July 14, 2021

            Can’t wait to make this

          • Natashas Kitchen
            July 14, 2021

            I can’t wait either! I hope you love it!

  • Gary Moran
    April 10, 2021

    Can you make this salad on a Sunday night and serve it on Monday for lunch without the avocados turning brown.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      Hi Gary, Mine was always eaten before that but I’ve had readers say that it was even better the next day so it could possibly last until the next days.

      Reply

  • Jennifer
    April 7, 2021

    So good! I added less salt (about a 1/4 tsp probably) and fresh cracked pepper. Also left out cilantro as I am not a fan.
    This was so good! The veggies flavors can shine through but the light dressing adds that extra something. This is going in our regular rotation!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 7, 2021

      That’s great! Thank you for sharing your good experience with us, Jennifer. Glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Julie
    April 3, 2021

    Hi Natasha , We love this salad. I put the avocado in right before serving . I also use black olives in it. So so good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Aaron
    March 31, 2021

    Just made this as a side to a BBQ for some family that came in from out of town and it was a huge hit! It was the perfect dish for one of the warmer days in the last couple months. You never fail to impress Natasha. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2021

      Hi Aaron, you’re very welcome! I’m so glad that this recipe was a hit, thank you so much for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Alexandra Zekanis
    March 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha!

    This looks great, cant wait to try it. However, how will it keep for the next day as a leftover?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      Hi Alexandra, it will last about 5-6 hours covered and refrigerated. I would suggest omitting the salt until ready to serve since salt will cause the tomatoes to get juicy and the cucumbers to soften. Cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface of the salad to keep the avocados from discoloring – the lemon juice also helps prevent discoloring

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  • Brenda DeSmet
    March 19, 2021

    Hi Natasha. I have a heart condition which I have to watch my sodium content but I absolutely love salads. I know you use salt and pepper at the end but I am wondering is there another seasoning you might suggest to go with this? It looks so yummy.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2021

      Hi Brenda, I can’t say that it will be the same without salt since it does enhance the flavors. YOu can try adding less or substituting it with garlic or maybe lemon juice

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    • Sonya
      June 7, 2021

      Can try salt free mrs. Dash seasoning.

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  • Vicky Murray-Friend
    March 15, 2021

    I made this for our lunch this afternoon, and it was so tasty. Nice and light and refreshing 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      Hi Vicky, thank you for your nice comments and good review. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Linda Peterson
    February 16, 2021

    I do not like lemon can I use something else.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Hi Linda, you may also use lime or orange juice if you prefer that or use half as much white vinegar or white wine.

      Reply

  • Christine King
    January 10, 2021

    I just made this delicious salad for my lunch. Another great recipe thanks Natasha. Christine from Canada

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2021

      You’re welcome, Christine. Thanks for giving this recipe a good feedback!

      Reply

      • Joan Caruso
        January 31, 2021

        HI Joan Caruso I see you use a lot of salt I am on a salt-free Is there anything I can do to ad something else

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 31, 2021

          Hi Joan, feel free to substitute it with something else like maybe mint, rosemary or nutmeg? You can also use more lemon juice for added taste.

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  • Tony
    December 28, 2020

    Thank you, This salad is the best, I have been impressing numerous guests with this salad. All demand i give them the recipe. I do all the cooking at home. My wife requests this salad every week now.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • David Moore
    December 12, 2020

    i usually do a very similar recipe for an Indian Salad, so I didn’t want to use Coriander(Cilantro).
    Had curly parsley, added that instead, lovely recipe thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Ava
    December 3, 2020

    This is also a Lebanese recipe except we don’t use cilantro and we put garlic in the dressing. You could use parsley, if you wanted to.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2020

      Thank you, Ava! I hope you try and love our version!

      Reply

  • M.
    October 14, 2020

    Delicious, fast and simple. I substituted sour orange for the lemon for a little twist!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Wanda Adams
    October 4, 2020

    EXCELLENT RECIPE! Of course, I have not tried one of your recipes we did not think was outstanding. Paired this recipe with your Oven Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and steak bites last night and it was absolutely delicious. Making your Corn Chowder recipe this week. Thanks for all the great taste experiences!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Ashley
    September 27, 2020

    This is my go to salad. I make it every day especially after my Costco run. However, I do omit the red onion because my family is not a fan of them. Besides that, BEST SALAD EVER!!! Natasha, I love your recipes!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      That is so awesome! Thank you for sharing your great experience making this recipe. So glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • John
    September 15, 2020

    I’m 74 years old still a bachelor I love your recipes Because they don’t take so long to make 30 to 45 minutes Is just perfect for me

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 15, 2020

      I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my recipes, John!

      Reply

  • Tanya P
    September 12, 2020

    We ADORE this recipe!!! Simple yet exquisite flavors!! Pairs beautifully with salmon or most anything. Big yum!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2020

      Love it, yes that is a perfect combo! Thanks for your wonderful review, Tanya!

      Reply

  • Cristina R
    September 8, 2020

    This is so easy and absolutely delicious! How much dill would you use if substituting for cilantro?

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    • Natasha
      September 8, 2020

      Hi Cristina, it depends on how much you love dill (I would aim for 1-2 Tbsp), so add it to taste.

      Reply

  • P.Damm
    September 7, 2020

    Wonderful seasonal salad, only thing I would change is lime juice instead on lemon.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 8, 2020

      Sounds good, thank you for your good feedback!

      Reply

  • Theressa Zengeya
    September 6, 2020

    Lovely mouth watering recipes.
    I love them

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2020

      Glad to hear! Thanks, Theressa.

      Reply

  • amy
    September 3, 2020

    LOVED this recipe. thank you. Everyone in the house loved it, too. was so quick and fast even for an absolute novice. inspired me to make more of your recipes and cook in general

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2020

      One of our most favorite recipes! I’m so happy you all enjoyed this Amy! That’s so great!

      Reply

  • jack morrison
    August 31, 2020

    better then good

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  • Roberta
    August 29, 2020

    I made this tonight minus the cilantro. The store was out. It was absolutely delicious just the way it was! I was surprised how the lemon juice and voo stayed mixed and was so yummy. With a mix of celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper to top it off it made a complete meal on its own! This is a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Debbie Aldana
    August 25, 2020

    I really enjoy all your recipes. I feel so good knowing that I am eating with no guilt. Nor any discomfort from pain in my joints.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      That’s just awesome! I’m so inspired reading this Debbie! Thank you for sharing your thoughtful feedback with us!

      Reply

  • Linda
    August 11, 2020

    We love, love, love this salad. Have made it all summer and now with garden cucumbers and tomatoes it is extra special. Thanks for all your recipies!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2020

      You’re welcome, Linda! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Alanna Diamond
    July 23, 2020

    Mae this as a side for dinner, was so delicious that our daughter could not get enough of this, we all enjoyed it. So easy so quick.

    Thank you,

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 23, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Alanna.

      Reply

  • Connie
    July 5, 2020

    I have made this salad several times. It is one of my favorites. This time I added a can of chick peas to it. Very good and a little extra protein. I love all of your recipes that I have tried. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2020

      Yay that is so awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed every recipe that you tried. Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • Concetta Martinez
    July 3, 2020

    Great combo. Only substitute for me is parsley for cilantro( the smell makes me ill),as I didn’t have dill on hand, might try mint next time too

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2020

      That substitute should work great!

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  • Shannon
    June 22, 2020

    Delicious! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Brenda Anderson
    June 7, 2020

    We loved this recipe! My mother can’t eat lettuce so this is a perfect salad for us! It was easy to make and it is now one of my go to salads.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 7, 2020

      So good that you found this recipe, Brenda!

      Reply

  • Jeanne'
    June 3, 2020

    Love this recipe, however, I don’t like Cilantro so I substituted with chopped up Romaine.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 3, 2020

      I bet that could work Jeanne! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Dave W
    May 18, 2020

    Great flavors to add together. But your comments say this recipe is “super healthy.” With 26% of the daily recommended amount of sodium per serving, I have to object. I never add salt to a salad.

    I’m certain this salad is delicious without all the salt. Perhaps you would make a minor modification to include the amount of sodium per serving if no salt is added. People can always salt it at the table if they feel they must have the taste of salt.

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  • Tina Speight
    May 17, 2020

    Now that I have viewed your video…off to the kitchen I go. Wish me luck!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2020

      Sounds like a good plan, enjoy!

      Reply

  • Mary Arnold
    April 19, 2020

    Can not wait to try. Everything except the Avocado is growing in the garden!! So far even my husband likes you recipes!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      Thank you and I am excited for you to give this a try too!

      Reply

  • Lucianna
    March 15, 2020

    I tried one of your recipes ( avocado tomato salad). My family begged for more. All thanks to you for creating a chef out of me. Can’t wait to try more of your magnificent recipes 🥗🥗🍽️🍽️🍽️

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2020

      So awesome! I’m glad your family enjoyed it so much. I hope you all love every recipe that you try!

      Reply

  • Kathy
    March 4, 2020

    One of my favorite side dishes! Frequently have to tell myself to not take another serving. Easy to make as well and love the use of fresh produce.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2020

      Thank you Kathy!

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  • Sesilee W
    February 21, 2020

    Quick question! Does this need to be put in the refrigerator before serving or can it be served at room temp? and is it better to store it cold?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2020

      Hi Sesilee, We like to serve it chilled. Quick note, once the salad is salted, it will last about 5-6 hours covered and refrigerated. If serving later or storing overnight, I would suggest omitting the salt until ready to serve since salt will cause the tomatoes to get juicy and the cucumbers to soften. Cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface of the salad to keep the avocados from discoloring – the lemon juice also helps prevent discoloring

      Reply

    • Kathy
      March 4, 2020

      One of my favorite side dishes! Frequently have to tell myself to not take another serving. Easy to make as well and love the use of fresh produce.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 4, 2020

        I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe, Kathy! We make this recipe often, so good!

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  • Juliana
    February 14, 2020

    I’ve made this recipe a number of times now–for parties, picnics, and dinners. This salad is simple, easy to make, and doesn’t take long. Every time I make it I get compliments on how good it is! It also goes very well with an easy salmon dish I like to make.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2020

      That’s so awesome Juliana! I’m smiling big reading this comment.

      Reply

  • Lala
    January 21, 2020

    What is the serving size? 1/4 cup? 1/2 cup?

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    • Natasha
      January 21, 2020

      Hi, I didn’t measure out serving sizes that way but it is probably more like 1 cup.

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  • Chris Barnes
    January 18, 2020

    a) get rid of the cilantro
    Putting in cilantro is like adding a bar of soap. #Disgusting

    b) add in bell pepper slices and some celery (for “crunch”).

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    • Natasha
      January 18, 2020

      Hi Chris, I realize some people have an aversion to cilantro where it tastes like soap and it sounds like that’s you. Bummer! You can use chives instead or very finely chopped fresh parsley. I do love your idea of adding bell pepper.

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      • Stacey
        June 22, 2020

        Nope – this recipe is perfect exactly as Natasha’s written it :D. But I love cilantro (or coriander as we call it in the UK).

        Perfect summer salad!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 22, 2020

          Thanks for your good feedback!

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        • Loralee Cooley
          April 17, 2021

          Interested in your use of the term “coriander” in describing “cilantro.” Actually, they’re both from the same plant, but the Cilantro is the leaf and the Coriander is the seed, which must be ground. The flavors are both pungeant but very different.

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  • Lindsey
    January 11, 2020

    Absolutely refreshing- will be making again! My mom and I love all your recipes! Can’t wait to eat this with your shrimp pasta! Best shrimp pasta ever!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Lindsey!

      Reply

  • Kathleen Johnson
    December 30, 2019

    Loved the salad! I substituted green garden onions for the red onion (it’s what I had in my fridge), used the dill option and added small cubed pieces of a mozzarella ball I had leftover from making bruschetta. I brought it to a football-watching party and it was very well received. People loved the healthy option and its great light flavor after this past holiday heavy eating week! Definitely will make this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Kim
    October 19, 2019

    Love Make avocado cucumber and tomato salad,

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      That’s just awesome, Kim! Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  • Shahbaz Ali
    October 1, 2019

    YOUR WEBSITE IS AMAZING.
    content is heart touching. me and my family love to your content. plenty of times has made the above recipe always tasty. Nice for sharing.

    Thanks so much

    Best Regards,

    Shahbaz Ali

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  • Lindsay Dalley
    September 19, 2019

    This is my most favorite salad! It’s so fresh and delicious. I could eat this everyday.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2019

      That’s awesome, Lindsay! Thank you for that great review!

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  • Carina Z
    September 14, 2019

    delicious salad! Super simple yet tasty!

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  • Marilyn
    September 10, 2019

    Sounds great. Can you please make a suggestion for a substitute for the raw onion. I can’t eat raw onions or garlic.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2019

      Hi Marilyn, Can you have green onion? Many of our users used green onions (scallions) instead with great results. Some of our readers have made this without the onions as well and they enjoyed it. Hope this helps!

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  • Mona
    September 5, 2019

    I loved this recipe!! Prepared it tonight and already shared the link to this salad with my mom, sister, cousins, and friend!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2019

      That’s so great Mona! Thank you for that great review!

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  • Molly
    August 17, 2019

    I made your roasted beet salad the other day last week it’s a keeper I loved it and my dad loved it thank you for sharing with us

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • ida ehrlich
    July 24, 2019

    I love most every recipe idea you have. Why? You make food that we all have in our home or is easily bought and prepared. You don’t use ingredients that u have to hunt everywhere for or takes hours to make and everyone’s kids hate, even ur husband. Delicious stuff.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading this! Thank you Ida!!

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  • Gail
    July 23, 2019

    I pretty much make this recipe every week. The other day I thought instead of adding the avocado, diced to the salad, I would just puree it up with the rest of the dressing. The avocado turns black really quickly when it is diced, so that’s why I decided to add it to the rest of the dressing. It never turned dark and you still had the wonderful taste of avocado! BTW…I only used one! Delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2019

      This one is popular in our home also! I’m so happy you found a favorite on our blog!

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  • DAVID
    July 22, 2019

    I have made this three times and served it to family and friends. Everyone loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Catherine Hall
    July 21, 2019

    Have just made (and eaten) this amazing salad with tomatoes grown from seed on my patio. This is an amazing combination of textures and flavours. Destined to becone a firm favourite. Thank you 😊

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that, Catherine! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Vee Dee
    July 17, 2019

    From Manila, Philippines!
    Since, avocadoes are in season now in this part of the world, I tried this amazing recipe!! I replaced cucumber with zucchini though and left out the cilantro cos I ain’t a fan. But still came out refreshing and delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Vee Dee
    July 17, 2019

    From Manila, Philippines!
    Since, avocadoes are in season now in this part of the world, I tried this amazing recipe!! I replaced cucumber with zucchini though and left out the cilantro cos I ain’t a fan. But still came out refreshing and delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2019

      That’s so great Vee! Thank you for sharing that!

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  • Dana Thatcher
    July 14, 2019

    How far ahead can you make this salad for an event?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2019

      Hi Dana, it will last about 5-6 hours covered and refrigerated. I would suggest omitting the salt until ready to serve since salt will cause the tomatoes to get juicy and the cucumbers to soften. Cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface of the salad to keep the avocados from discoloring – the lemon juice also helps prevent discoloring

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  • Doreen
    July 9, 2019

    I love this salad! I make it several times a week although I must admit, I omit the olive oil (nothing against it, I use it often as well) and add extra lemon juice. So delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Julian
    July 7, 2019

    Very tasty! My avocadoes were still green so I replaced them with 8 hard-boiled eggs. It tastes exactly the same but it’s no longer vegan, according to my vegan friend.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

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  • Char
    July 3, 2019

    This was delicious ! Very light and easy , made for part of a girls luncheon and it was perfect ! Thanks for sharing !!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2019

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed that, Char! Thank you for that awesome feedback!

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  • John Fun
    June 12, 2019

    Hello, this one turned out soggy, even though I tried to leach the moisture out of the cucumbers (with sugar, to offset the lemon juice). I tried your other recipe for chicken avocado salad, though, and that one turned out greeeeat. Thanks

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    • Natasha
      June 12, 2019

      Hi John, I have had a salad that was on the softer side when the avocados were over-ripe. Could that have been the case? Also, it’s best to add salt to this (because of the cucumbers and tomatoes) just before serving to prevent it from getting overly juicy. I hope that helps!

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  • Ginger Snap Tx
    June 10, 2019

    I substitute Balsamic Vinigar for the lemon, oil, cilantro mixture. Delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2019

      That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing that!

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  • MaryAnn Cowenhoven
    June 1, 2019

    How far in advance can you make this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2019

      Hi MaryAnn, it will last about 5-6 hours covered and refrigerated. I would suggest omitting the salt until ready to serve since salt will cause the tomatoes to get juicy and the cucumbers to soften. Cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface of the salad to keep the avocados from discoloring – the lemon juice also helps prevent discoloring.

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  • Jeannette
    May 14, 2019

    Thank you for this quick and easy salad. Since I live alone, I use it as a main dish or as a side beside something else, like chicken or meat.

    I bet it would be even better with garden tomatoes, but I can’t have a garden where I live.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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    • Lean
      September 28, 2019

      How many servings in this recipe?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 28, 2019

        Hi Lean, this recipe makes 4 as a side. If you click “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post it will take you to our printable recipe where you’ll have the option to change the number of servings. Hover over the “4” highlighted in red and slide it to how many sevings you would like to make. I hope that helps!

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  • Gail
    May 11, 2019

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I make this every week as a side salad. My husband and I both love it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Denise
    May 4, 2019

    Cilantro tastes like soap to me, so I switched this up by substituting the cilantro with basil, and dressing with a good balsamic rather than lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, a crushed garlic clove and a teaspoon of lime juice. It was fabulous!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2019

      That’s so great Denise! I’m so happy you enjoyed that with those substitutions!

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      • Quin
        June 2, 2019

        So delicious! I used dill instead of cilantro because that’s what I had on hand. I suggest a little less salt otherwise perfect.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 3, 2019

          I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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        • Vickie
          September 15, 2019

          How much dill did you use?? Was it fresh dill??

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    • Gail
      May 11, 2019

      I will have to try this with the basil that you suggested. I have plenty of it in a pot on my patio. Sounds yummy!

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    • Laura
      September 20, 2019

      use the stems when chopping the cilantro – no soapy taste!

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  • Victoria O'Malley
    May 2, 2019

    This has to be one of the most refreshing salads I’ve tasted in a long time! I use it as my go to side dish to bring to BBQs. We’ve also used it as a topping for burgers. Delicious!! ❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 2, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Victoria!

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  • Margaret
    April 24, 2019

    Thanks for the suggestion to replace the cilantro. I can taste a micro amount of it and it sends me looking for a place to spit it out. It amazes me that so many professional cooks ignore the fact that a large portion of the world hates the stuff.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2019

      You’re so welcome! I’m so happy that was helpful!

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    • Diane
      July 6, 2019

      One of the best salads ever. I have made this several times and it is always a hit. I am not a fan of cilantro so I have to leave it out. Very allergic and I have to screen my food for cilantro everywhere I go. Very frustrating.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 6, 2019

        I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Diane! Several of our readers have mentioned great results using dill as a substitute.

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  • Elizabeth
    April 17, 2019

    Yum, that sounds awesome. I’m thinking a healthy sprinkle of salsa verde hot sauce would be good on this.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2019

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for that suggestion Elizabeth!

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  • Patti
    April 17, 2019

    I have made this salad a number of times.I usually have to double it.Everybody loves it.I use dill weed instead of cilantro,too many at parties do not like cilantro.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Sounds like you have a new favorite! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • ofeliawood85
    April 10, 2019

    I like to try this recipe and it is delicious and tasty

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Heather
    April 10, 2019

    I don’t like cilantro but I love fresh basil so when mine has grown, I will add it. But made it with the rest of the ingredients and I love it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Heather!

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  • Millie
    March 26, 2019

    Tried this recipe for our units pot luck and everyone loved it. Specially since we had to make something healthy. I will definitely make it again. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • LINDA
    March 8, 2019

    OMG!! This salad is fantastic!! I’ll be making this all summer and for every event. Huge hit in our house!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 8, 2019

      That’s just awesome, Linda!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂

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  • Linda
    January 16, 2019

    I found this salad on face book (your recipe Natasha) and made it. I add sautéed shrimp
    and have made it several times everyone rants and raves about it!
    thank you!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Jennifer
    January 13, 2019

    Thank you thank you thank you! Your easy recipes have changed the way I eat!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading this! Thank you, Jennifer!

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  • Melanie schild
    January 9, 2019

    Love your salad so good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that!

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  • Tatyana Zalivchii
    January 7, 2019

    Natasha THANK YOU for the outstanding recipes! I come back weekly to your website. I grew up in America but love learning to cook the Russian dishes my mom used to make when I was a little girl. BUT I’m absolutely SHOCKED 😲 that you do not have Monte on here. An absolute staple in the russian-ukrainian diet. You even have aspic on here for crying out loud! Where are the Monte?!?!? I would be internally grateful to you for a step-by-step video recipe for манты. 😇

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    • Natasha
      January 8, 2019

      Hi Tatyana, we don’t own the specific steamer to make manti so we stick with dumplings (pelmeni) for now 🙂 I have a recipe for the manti, I just need to get my hands on the steamer 🙂

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  • Terry Violette
    December 16, 2018

    This was an amazing salad. Just wanted to make something simple with flavour and this salad was just that. We are in PV Mexico and so I was able to get fresh produce. I added a yellow pepper and along with the salt and pepper I also sprinkled Salsa en Polvo ( chilli ) and WOW!!! This will be our meal for the next 5 weeks we are here.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2018

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Alexandra
    November 22, 2018

    This is a nice salad and nice photos and instructions. To add a little more flavor tho, i drizzled it in Brianna’s Strawberry Vinegrette. Turned out very yummy.

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  • Sharon Kelly
    November 21, 2018

    Hey Natasha,
    How long do I cook an 8.26 turkey and what temp? I’m using your recipe with the lemon and parsley.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2018

      Hi Sharon. Both of my Turkey recipes have Lemon and Parsley. Are you Referring to this Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe? Or this Juicy Roast Turkey Recipe. I would follow the same recipe instructions and temperatures but adjust the time accordingly. An 8-pound turkey will take less time than a 12-pound turkey & cooking temps based on the USDA which now says the safe poultry temp is 165˚F but the deeper thigh parts really should be at 170˚ to be fully cooked through. Once you have reduced the oven to 350˚F, you will bake about 13 min for every pound of turkey.

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  • Jennifer Rentas
    September 2, 2018

    Does the avocado brown? I am always afraid of that

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2018

      Hi Jennifer spraying it with a bit of lime or lemon juice should save them from getting brown.

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      • Brian Sales
        July 11, 2021

        Hi Natashsha, will spraying the corriander and onions with a bit of lime juice also work in keeping them from getting brown? Will advil also keep the corriander and onions from getting brown as well? Your salad sounds really good and simple.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 12, 2021

          Hey Brian, it definitely helps the avocado! But I haven’t noticed my onions getting brown. I’m not sure what you mean by “Advil”?

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