Summer is the perfect time for fresh salads. The abundance of fresh, summer produce allows you to create meals that are rich in nutrients that your body needs. This Mediterranean-style cucumber, tomato, and avocado salad is perfect for your next summer cookout. And it works for dinner any night too! It has simple, fresh, healthy ingredients that are full of vital vitamins and minerals, but that also taste amazing. It is light, refreshing, and is a perfect side dish for summer.
Mediterranean foods such as this cucumber, tomato, and avocado salad are popular in healthy eating circles. They tend to be rich in nutrients, high in antioxidants, and good for heart health.
Cucumbers are high in water content and low in calories. They are rich in vitamin K which is important for bone health. Many consider the tomato a vegetable, but it is technically a fruit. Tomatoes are low in sugar, and low in calories. They are high in vitamin C and full of heart-healthy antioxidants as well! Avocados are also a fruit and not a vegetable. Avocados are high in healthy fats. It is also high in vitamin K and folate.
High-quality extra-virgin olive oil is considered one of the healthiest oils you can eat. People tend to live longer in areas of the world where olive oil is a regular part of the diet.
This salad is perfectly paired with grilled chicken or burgers. It is naturally gluten and grain-free as well. Do you have an allergy or intolerance to cow’s milk? You can substitute goat cheese crumbles instead, or leave out the cheese altogether!
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Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1 container grape tomatoes cut in half
- 1 avocado diced
- 1/2 sweet onion chopped
- 2 TBSP fresh basil chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 2 TBSP red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Add cucumber, tomato, avocado, onion, feta cheese, and basil to a large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients to a small and mix well.
- Pour the dressing over the vegetable mix and stir through well.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.