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Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad

Easy and quick Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad that is the best side dish for any party or gathering. Comes together in minutes with only a handful of simple, healthy ingredients.
Course Salad, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Cucumber Avocado Salad, Cucumber Salad, Easy Side Dishes, Salad, Side Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 1-cup servings
Calories 186kcal
Author Samantha Buckner

Ingredients

  • 3 large cucumbers, sliced 1/8-1/4" thick - approximately 6 cups
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled, pited, and sliced

Dressing:

  • 1/2 tsp salt, more or less- to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, more or less - to taste
  • 1/2 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt or sour cream *SEE NOTES BELOW
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing. Whisk to combine.
    Cover and refrigerate to allow the flavors to come together before tossing with the salad. If time allows, make the dressing a few hours in advance before adding in the cucumber, avocado, and red onion. Stir again before adding in the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir in the chopped cucumbers and red onion. Toss to combine.
  • Garnish with the chopped avocado or gently toss to combine.
  • Be sure to toss once more right before serving.
    Serve garnished with additional dill, black pepper and lemon wedges.

Notes

 
SALT: Season to taste. If you're watching your sodium intake, I recommend adding 1/4 teaspoon, taste testing and adding more as needed.
DILL: Personally, I love dill, so I added an extra tablespoon (3 tbsp total) to mine. If you're unsure, add 2 tablespoons and go from there.
GREEK YOGURT/SOUR CREAM: Chobani makes a squeezable, easy-to-use resealable pouch now! Which makes use a bit easier if you use greek yogurt for a replacement to sour cream. You can use either in this recipe. But if you are watching your caloric intake (or fat), I recommend trying this recipe with Whole Milk Plain Greek yogurt.
LEMON JUICE: If you like more of a tangy taste to salads, try adding a little extra lemon juice to the dressing! Taste test before adding more than listed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.7mg