If you're looking for a light, healthy salad this avocado, tomato, cucumber salad might be for you. It's easy to put together and versatile. You can make a meal of this with some toasty bread on the side or serve it as a side salad to just about any protein. It's light, refreshing and filled with fresh basil and dill.
Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber Salad: The Ultimate Summer Salad
Can every salad be considered a summer salad? I think we work with a very broad definition when using the term summer salad. For me, I just like saying it. It sounds like it's going to be good when you call it a summer salad, right? Ultimately, I was undecided on a proper name for this. I realize the avocado, tomato, cucumber salad part is important, but just as important are the fresh herbs. One cannot underscore enough the pop of herbaliciousness that dill and basil bring to the table. Don't skip that. Splurge on the herbs.
I do enjoy a finely diced shallot in a salad like this and the hint of raw onion is perfect. Too much and it could ruin the salad. That's why I like to dice it as fine as possible. The vinegar and oil tame the raw flavor as well, so I think it's a good balance. Meanwhile, we have the lonely, little radishes. Does anyone else feel like radishes are lonely? I feel bad for them at times because they seem like a forgotten salad ingredient. They add a bright flavor, crunch and color and I think we should definitely use them more in salads! Go radishes!
Craving More Awesome Salads? Thought so:
- Hearty Summer Salad
- Jonah Crab & Asparagus Salad w/Basil Vinaigrette
- Warm Goat Cheese Salad w/Toasted Pine Nuts & Dried Cherries
- Kale, Radish & Parsley Salad w/Fennel Carrots & Walnuts
- Thai Lettuce Wraps w/Rotisserie Chicken
- Steak Salad w/Bobby Flay's Pickled Red Onions & Bleu Cheese
I encourage everyone to spend more time in their kitchen. Do you already know how to cook? Are you a beginner-level home chef looking to learn a few things? Whatever your cooking level, I have lots of great recipes with step-by-step videos to guide you through the cooking process. Really, if you ever wanted to learn how to cook there has never been a better time. The internet is filled with resources and recipes out there - not just mine as you know! Make a goal to find a few recipes that share common ingredients. This way you can save money at the grocery store.
And most importantly, share your delicious food with your loved ones. Gather around a table and break bread together. Take some quiet time to just enjoy each other's company and share the story of your days. Put down the devices and share the tradition of sitting down for dinner each night. I know when I do this, I always feel better.Print