Caribbean Avocado Cucumber Salad

avocado cucumber salad

This yummy light and fresh salad is gluten-free and dairy free and is the perfect side dish. It is also great as a main dish, particularly on a sultry summer day. I found this recipe via Smitten Kitchen and I had to try it out as avocados are a staple here in the Caribbean. By the end of avocado season, we are always struggling to find new ways to use it!

According to the author, you can make adjustments to it…. I usually add tomatoes to the mix. Various alternate suggestions include: If you’re not into lime and cilantro or parsley, try lemon and dill. If you’re not into mayo, try using yogurt. Or, skip the creamy dressing entirely. You could make a Tex-Mexish variation with minced jalapeno, olive oil and ground cumin, or a Japanese-ish version with a dressing of toasted sesame oil, miso, rice vinegar, ginger and garnished with toasted black and/or white sesame seeds.

Here is our Caribbean version or the Avocado Cucumber Salad. I found that the use of the hot sauce adds a small kick to the salad with a punch of flavor and really highlights the flavors of the dish.

Serves: 2 as a main or 4 as a side

Ingredients to make the avocado cucumber salad:


  1. Combine cucumber, scallions and avocado in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together mayo, lime and seasonings, adjusting levels to taste.
  3. Drizzle salad with dressing and garnish with cilantro or parsley. Repeat again tomorrow.


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