My first post of the year. Yes, I’m extremely behind! Chris and I were away for our anniversary and when we got back from our mini-trip, there was so much to do around the house that blogging took a backseat again. Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Can you believe we’re in 2014?! It’ll take some time before I get used to writing 2014 on my checks and signed documents.
I don’t know about you but after all the holiday food indulgence, I am detoxing. Yep, I am! Just for several days until that yucky bloated feeling goes away. Every time when I’m away from home, it’s so hard to eat healthily. I can see why some families vacation with a kitchen in their suite. It’s easier to prepare healthy meals while away, not to mention how much $$$ you save. So I wanted to start the new year with this recipe. Refreshing, healthy, light and delicious! Have a great week everyone.
- 1 avocado, diced
- juice of 1 lime, divided
- 3 Persian cucumbers, diced
- 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
- crumbled feta cheese to sprinkle on top
- freshly cracked pepper
In a small bowl add avocado and juice of half a lime. Use your fingers to gently toss the avocado with lime juice; set aside.
In a medium bowl combine cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Season with salt. Then add mint, cilantro, avocado and extra virgin olive oil. Squeeze the remaining half of the lime into the bowl. Toss everything together and transfer to a serving bowl/platter. Top the salad with crumbled feta cheese and freshly cracked pepper before serving.
46 thoughts on “Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad”
Looks so fresh and healthy!
So colourful and refreshing!
Happy New Year!! I totally agree with you, I’m craving lighter recipes like this these days. I love all the colors in this salad 🙂
2014 is the year of the avocado for me so I welcome this salad!
Who says healthy foods can’t taste good? Well, we all know that isn’t true but as a kid it’s a different story. I used to hate tomatoes and cucumbers, and the only time I’d eat avocados was when it was in guacamole form. I could eat a whole bowl of this now.
BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY SALAD 🙂
I need this kind of healthy salad! After all the high fat and sugar I ate over the holidays, time to get back on the straight and narrow. This looks wonderful – thanks.
These pictures, wow that looks so delicious…literally, my mind just raced to see if I could make this. I have no fresh produce. My local grocery store should thank you. Triple thumbs up! Best, Christine
This looks so fresh and delicious! I definitely need to get back on track with eating healthier now that the holidays are over. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Love love love! I’m doing the same thing right now until that icky feeling from travel / holiday goodies goes away! This salad sounds wonderful – some of my very favorite things are in here! Have a great week Anne!
this salad looks beautiful, so colorful and refreshing…
Have a wonderful week ahead Anne 😀
Welcome back and hope you and Chris had a great trip! What a gorgeous salad Anne! We have that same yucky bloated feeling and are trying to eat lighter and cleaner meals too. Love the avocado and all the fresh herbs with cucumber in here, it sounds so refreshing and tasty! Pinning and have a great week sweetie 🙂
Happy New Year Anne! Such a beautiful salad. Avocados are my favorite 🙂
Anne, first of all this is such a gorgeous salad! (I love pretty food…and you do it everytime!)
And, you are NOT behind… my goal this year *was* to post more… and I haven’t even posted a recipe yet! So, by my book… you are ahead, girlfriend! Have a happy Sunday and great rest of your week! (=
I like the added mint! Nice touch.
Happy New Year Anne! I hope you had a nice trip!
This salad looks scrumptious and refreshing. I love me a lighter meal after December’s crazy consumption hahaha ;–) xx
I hope you had a wonderful trip away, Anne, and welcome back! This salad looks so fresh and delicious, and I would love a big bowlful!
As a kid, I hated salad and couldn’t imagine myself having it as a meal but I’m so happy I grew up and I can honestly say I love a good salad! This is refreshing and the crunch would be ever so welcome. It is definitely hard to eat healthy and in moderation when traveling. I still can’t really trust myself to portion control and it’s just so nice to get home and whip something something light and fresh like this after a trip to balance things out. Hope you guys had a fabulous anniversary celebration!
Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary! And I’m totally the same way… I always write the wrong year on checks and documents for at least a month! Love this healthy salad idea! Can never go wrong with avocado!
It has taken me a while to get back in the swing of things too! This salad looks delicious, I could definitely use more salads these days!
What a beautiful and healthy dish to start the year.
Happy New Year to you and your family, Anne!
Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year! I know it is always nice to get away, but then getting back home is always good too. I find comfort in my routine.
I am loving this salad. It looks so fresh and colorful. It is a nice way to get back on track with some healthy eating 😀
Beautiful salad – and happy anniversary!
I need to detox too. This salad fits the bill.
A VERY VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!! THIS SALAD LOOKS SO COLORFUL AND FESTIVE…PERFECT FOR A LIGHT LUNCH,THANKS FOR SHARING 🙂
Happy new year and anniversary Anne! A perfect, healthy and colorful salad to start the year!
I’m so glad to hear you were off having fun! This salad looks so healthy delicious and craveable!
WOW this salad looks like a fab way to detox!!
Yum – love the colors and flavors!
A colorful salad is the perfect way to start the year! Love all the ingredients, looks so fresh and appealing!
looks like a great new year healthy eating recipe!
This is my kind of recipe, Anne! I’ve been making cukes, cherry tomatoes and feta with Greek seasoning, olive oil and red wine vinegar but I could go for a change! I love the avocado and cilantro in this. YUM! I might just have to go to the store tomorrow so I can get more cucumbers and tomatoes so I can make this. Pinned!
Hi Anne, I love how fresh this salad looks…. I am craving vegetables lately and need to eat healthier! I love all the colors and photos too – pinning. Have a great week!
A very yummy salad. This time of the year I’m all about salads! Can you imagine why? 🙂 Detox, right.
Oh, yum! Anne, I could eat this salad right now for breakfast! (I haven’t eaten yet and it’s 7 a.m. already. Got up early to bake a cake!) Thanks for sharing, girl. A recipe we really need right now! Pinning!
My type of a salad! I love all the chunky veggie pieces! 🙂 ela
All I can say is, mmmmm….
I hope you guys had a lovely time on your mini vacation. Ugh, I feel the same…not fun feeling like a stuffed sausage in my clothes. Salads can be boring but this one looks gorgeous and delicious! Such vibrant colors. 🙂
I am definitely adding this salad to my lunch menu this week!! It looks delicious, refreshing and energy boosting! Thanks for the recipe Anne!!
Looks delicious:) I’m embracing all things tomato as the variety and quality of tomatoes here has just boomed recently! Yum!
I understand about the “detox.” We enjoyed all manner of sweet treats, not to mention rich, holiday meals. Your salad looks like a wonderful meal, with all the colors. I’ve been using a lot of avocado lately…topping off eggs and chili too. I loved your gorgeous photos as usual. 🙂
what a refreshing salad?!
Gosh this a visually gorgeous looking salad. I am an avocado nut. This is easy in addition to the beauty of it. Avocados are ripe now without having to wait. Perfect timing for this recipe. Happy belated Anniversary and welcome back to Blog Land
Healthy, boosting salad like this is really great!
Is this one serving?
It can serve 2 appetizer serving for this. You can definitely serve this as one serving but it’ll serve generously.