Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

The Simplest, Tastiest Cucumber and Avocado Salad Ever!

5 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments

I think I’ve confessed this before but I’m going to do it again because I think it’s important to know that everyone doesn’t just like healthy things. Some of us work hard on it.

Avocado and I have been on an interesting journey.

When I was a child I don’t remember even seeing avocados. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the Northeast and they just weren’t popular there in the ’80s?? But I literally have ZERO avocado memories. When I went away to college, guacamole seemed to be all the rage and it grossed. me. out.  It was green and weird and lumpy.

Why would ANYONE eat that?

When I had Ryan in 2005 I started to incorporate healthier foods into our diet. That’s when I bought my first avocado. He was maybe 18 months at the time. We cubed it up, tried it together and…

HATED IT.

The texture actually made us both gag.

I still tried to include them in our diet because they are just so darn healthy, but the only way I could really stomach avocado was mashed and hidden in things like dressings and quesadillas.

Then came Evan.

Their nutritional profile and texture make it a such great baby food, so I decided to try again with him. Glad I did — he loved them simply mashed — click here and see how easy it is to feed babies avocado! He still eats plain cubed avocado 1-2 days a week.

The Simplest, Tastiest Cucumber and Avocado Salad Ever!Ryan isn’t as adventurous with it but will tolerate avocado in things like tacos. I, on the other hand have been slowly converted. I don’t think I could eat plain cubes still but in a salad like this their creamy texture really shines and I love it! Especially balanced with the crunch of some fresh cucumbers.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp dried mint
  • 1 lime
  • 1 healthy pinch of salt
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into chunks
  • 2 mini cucumbers, sliced

Put the maple syrup and mint in a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients. Zest the lime and squeeze the juice into the bowl. If you don’t have a lime about a tablespoon and a half of bottled lime juice should be fine. Add salt and whisk.

The Simplest, Tastiest Cucumber and Avocado Salad Ever! - The Dressing

Add the avocado and cucumber to the bowl. Toss to coat everything.

The Simplest, Tastiest Cucumber and Avocado Salad Ever! - Done!

Done.

That’s it!

I poured it on a plate and enjoyed it as a snack…

The Simplest, Tastiest Cucumber and Avocado Salad

…but it would make a great side dish to some chicken tenders or even grilled fish.

Hope you like it or are inspired to try something new. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amount per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
190 11g 7g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
11g 0g 23g 0g

See other recipes using: avocado, cucumber, lime, maple syrup, mint


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Discussion

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    Tanja

    February 8, 2015

    Hi Roni, have you ever tried avocado in smoothie? Just mix avocado, honey, cinnamon and blend it - it's delicious. I don't like avocado in salty foods or alone, but this smoothie is perfect. I'm sure you'd like it. Let me know if you try it. Love, T.

      roni

      February 9, 2015

      I have! SO GOOD! I'll try yours thought... it's really simple!

    Barbara

    February 11, 2015

    I couldn't find a print button for recipe did I miss it

      roni

      February 16, 2015

      I don't have a special print button, you can just use the browser print and it will only include the recipe, not all the photos. I'll work on getting one added.