Cucumber Avocado Salad

This cucumber avocado salad is the perfect combination of crunchy and creamy,  the perfect cooling salad for hot summer days. Chunks of crunchy cucumbers, creamy avocado, bold red onion, and cilantro all tossed in a creamy vegan sour cream dressing, this is the best salad for a potluck, picnic or family BBQ that is incredibly addictive. 

Cucumber Avocado Salad

There is nothing like eating salads with sun-ripened cucumbers in the summertime. They are crunchy and perfect to fight the summer heat. Other summertime salads to enjoy are our Vegan Greek Salad, Spring Mix Salad, Cucumber Tomato And Avocado Salad, Southwestern Tofu Salad, or Thai Kale Salad With Creamy Peanut Sauce

Cucumber Avocado Salad

Adding cucumbers to salads, sandwiches, and burgers is definitely a must. For this reason, we are growing cucumbers this year. There are so many varieties of cucumbers to try from English cucumbers, Armenian cucumbers, Japanese long cukes, to small lemon cucumbers,

This cucumber and avocado salad is my go-to salad. I love it because it is so quick and easy to prepare and it is very kid-friendly. My son Daevyd loved it, even served as a cucumber sandwich. 

Cucumbers are good for you, and are a beneficial part of a weight loss regime because they are very hydrating. Each cucumber is 95% water, which makes them very low calorie. One cup of cucumber contains 152 mg of potassium, which is beneficial for heart health, lowering the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Cucumbers are famous for putting on your eyes, and they are actually scientifically proven to help with puffy eyes, and are great for anti-aging uses, and skincare in general.

Cucumbers are also anti-inflammatory because they contain flavonoids that reduce the inflammatory response in the body. For more health benefits of cucumber go to Health Line.

cucumber avocado salad ingredients in a white bowl on a wooden cutting board

Cucumber Avocado Salad Ingredients

  • Cucumber - Any slicing cucumber variety is great.
  • Avocado - Haas avocados are my favorite for this salad because they are creamy. 
  • Onion - red onions are perfect, they are sweet, crunchy and have a lovely color. Vidalia would be a good substitute. 
  • Cilantro - Chopped cilantro for a refreshing taste.
  • Vegan Sour Cream

How To Make Cucumber Avocado Salad?

  1. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, avocado, onion, and cilantro, and toss together gently.
  2. To make the sour cream dressing, process cashews, water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy. 
  3. Pour sour cream dressing over the salad and gently stir to coat. I enjoyed mine immediately but you can cover and chill in a container with a tight-fitting lid for a couple of hours or up to 7 days.

Cucumber avocado salad with dressing being pooured

Tips For Making Cucumber Avocado Salad

  1. If you don't love cilantro then substitute with dill or parsley.
  2. Make the salad dressing ahead of time so I can chop up the veggies and toss it with them and I'm ready to serve. 
  3. Use only half of the vegan sour cream dressing, store the remainder in a container with a lid in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 
  4. Substitute the vegan sour cream dressing with Vegan Ranch Dressing

Other Recipes To Try

  1. Vegan Cauliflower Nuggets
  2. Vegan Mac and Cheese
  3. Chickpea Salad Sandwich
  4. Vegan Egg Salad
  5. Vegan Macaron Salad
  6. Vegan Italian Pasta Salad
  7. Vegan Rasta Pasta

Cucumber avocado salad in a bowl,

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Nutrition

Energy:
350 kcal / 1463 kJ
Fat:
28 g
Protein:
6 g
Carbs:
25 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Ready in:
10 min
For:
4 Servings

Ingredients

Vegan Sour Cream Dressing

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, avocado, onion, and cilantro, and toss together gently. Set aside.
  2. Place soaked cashews, water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt in a blender. Process until sour cream is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides.
  3. Pour half of the sour cream dressing over the salad and gently stir to coat. Serve immediately or chill in a container with a tight-fitting lid for a couple of hours or up to 7 days.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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