Back when I lived in Los Angeles, my friend, Pat made this incredible cucumber, tomato, and avocado salad — and it’s still my favorite. It’s so simple, but sometimes, “simple” is all one needs. What makes this so delicious is the particular way these particular fruits and vegetables meld together… the textures blend perfectly: soft and creamy, sweet and tart, with crunch in every bite. A bit of diced purple onion not only gives it color, it adds some kick, too. So, when I was invited to a picnic, I knew this was the side to bring. But this salad isn’t just good for the summer. It’s perfect anytime.
I use Briannas Home Style Dressings Blush Wine Vinaigrette which gives it the taste I love. I’m pretty convinced that without the dressing, I’d love it, but this particular dressing just works and makes this recipe a hit.
It’s a perfect side dish as well as a main course. Serve it with a side of crusty french bread and it’s also great with a bowl of Chicken Garlic Soup. Check out the easy recipe you can make traditionally or in the Instant Pot.
As my mother, Bernice would say, “what’s not to love?”Print
Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad
A perfect marriage of soft and creamy, sweet and tart veggies with a bit of crunch in every bite.
- Category: Salad, Side Dish
- 2 large avocados
- 3 ripe tomatoes – the juicier the better
- 1 large cucumber
- 1/4 cup red onion
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Briannas Home Style Dressings Blush Wine Vinaigrette
- Cut up the vegetables into bite-size pieces
- Leave the skin on or off the cucumber… it’s up to you.
- Add 2 tbs of Briannas Home Style Dressings Blush Wine Vinaigrette
- Gently mix together and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
- Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour or until nicely chilled
And I brought it to share at the picnic with friends in the Make It & Take It Containers™ I created these exclusively for you, the home chef and Instant Pot lover so whatever you make, it’s easy to share your with friends and family and a great way to send leftovers home with guests. Plus, you don’t have to keep asking for your the “good glassware” back. The 9-piece set comes with removable inserts which snap into the underside of the lid so you can add your name or write a note.
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For another really easy, healthy recipe, you might also like this wonderful Rhubarb & Strawberry Compote that’s perfect as a side dish or dessert: