Avocado Tomato Salad

Avocado Tomato Salad with creamy avocado, fresh sun-ripened tomatoes, crispy cucumber, and aromatic basil, is such a refreshing salad not only on hot summer days but all year long!

Avocado Tomato Salad

Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad is my go-to salad that everyone in my family loves. I especially love to serve it when we have company, who are big meat-eaters with children. This salad usually goes fast with everyone asking for more.

I especially love to serve it with my Spicy Potato Curry recipe or my Vegan Lasagna, which are big hits!

Tomatoes contain an abundance of lycopene, an antioxidant known to counteract the effect of free radical damage in the body.

It is also known to prevent and fight against prostate, cervical, rectum, and breast cancer.

Tomato is a rich source of vitamins C and A, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and sulfur. They have been shown by studies to increase the skin’s ability to protect itself from ultraviolet rays by 33%

Cucumbers make a very cooling and hydrating salad, which is essential at this time of year, because of their high water content.

They contain vitamins C and A as well, and caffeic acid. The hard skin contains fiber, silica, potassium, and magnesium. The silica is very beneficial for skin health.

Even though we have been told to stay away from avocado due to its high caloric content and fat content, it has been eaten by native people for thousands of years without any detrimental effect.

Avocado is now shown to be beneficial for a healthy heart, to control diabetes, and for lovely skin and to prevent cancer.

Avocado is high in fiber, folate, potassium, and monounsaturated fatty acids.

The monounsaturated fats in avocado are beneficial in lowering cholesterol. A low-fat diet which includes avocado has been known to decrease the levels of LDL cholesterol and increase the levels of HDL or healthy cholesterol.

Avocados contain about 10 grams of fiber per avocado. Fiber is known to prevent certain types of cancer, heart disease, and lower blood pressure by helping the stools and cholesterol leave the body.

Potassium in avocados also lowers the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and cancer.

Eating foods high in potassium and magnesium such as cucumber is known to lower blood pressureAvocado Tomato Salad

 

Salad

  • 3 cucumbers, diced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
  • Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes (optional)

Directions:

Chop cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, onion, and garlic, place in a bowl. In another bowl stir together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, nutritional yeast flakes, and basil. Toss dressing with salad and serve immediately.

Avocado Tomato Salad

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  1. Michelle that is a beautiful salad. The best type of food to have in this heatwave. Will try it with some tofu. Thanks

  2. yum! going through the same heatwave here in Alabama and that looks perfect! now i just need to brave the heat to get to the grocery store for the ingredients! :)

  3. cristina | Teenie Cakes

    Nice clean, fresh salad with “cool” ingredients for these warmer days. On the lookout for the yeast flakes (haven’t used it before). Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Lisa @ Low Carb Yum

    Ooh. I never would have thought to put avocados in a cucumber salad. This looks like a wonderful summer salad. Pinning for later!

  5. Rachel Mouton

    This looks so good and refreshing! I’m going to give it a try this weekend when my husband cooks on the grill :)

    5.0

    Looks so yummy and healthy, My bf doesnt like salads that much,but i always try to bring vegetables to the table and trust me nobody leaves the table without eating their veggies, hehehe

  6. Inspiring Kitchen

    The salad looks delicious and refreshing. Cucumber and avocado sound like a great combination.

  7. Cucumbers make anything extra refreshing, especially drinks and salads! This is a very nice recipe, enough to fill your tummy and keep you cool during the warm summer days!

  8. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    4.0

    My family and I are not that fond of cucumber but I do know of the benefits you get from it. Perhaps I’ll try this dish and see if we can get over our dislike of it. It looks pretty yummy.

  9. Cucumber is very refreshing. I don’t really like it unless it is thinly sliced though. This still looks like a great salad

  10. Such a perfect salad for this hot season. I can’t wait to try this. I bet my hubby would love this.

  11. Marielle Altenor
    5.0

    This is the sort of salad we make at our house. So delicious! We add a lot of cucumber and avocado!

  12. Ann Bacciaglia
    5.0

    Mmmm… This sounds just perfect for a lunch on a warm summer day. I look forward to trying it out!

  13. My girlfriend and my dad really likes eating cucumber salad especially mixed with Silver Swan soy sauce best serve if chilled.

  14. This looks like a healthy salad for any meal.
    I love that it has my favorite avocados :)
    Thank you.

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