Here's another perfect side dish! My Avocado Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe is bursting with summer flavors.
I am all about assembly only food in the summer. Turning on the oven and cooking complicated food this time of year almost seems foreign to me. It's too hot and I don't want to spend that much more time indoors. I love creating dishes that require only mixing and chopping like my Fresh White Bean Salad, Strawberry Watermelon Cucumber Salad or even Rainbow Chickpea Salad. It's actually surprising the yummy dishes you can make without actually cooking.
My Avocado Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe is one of those recipes. You don't have to get out any fancy kitchen equipment or even turn the oven on. All you need is a few fresh foods, a cutting board, knife, and a bowl. The result is an addictively delicious summer salad you'll want to enjoy all season long.
Here's why you'll love my Avocado Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe...
The idea for this no-cook summer side dish actually came from my love and addiction to salsa. I love fruit salsa (hello, Pineapple Salsa) so much that honestly, I want to eat it with a spoon sometimes.
Since salsa flavors are so dreamy... I thought it would work perfectly as a side dish too! Turns out it does and you've got to try it too.
Instead of the itty-bitty pieces, you expect in salsa, I decided to chop my veggies in larger chunks. I added cool cucumber and rich avocado to round it out.
This delightful summer dish is seasoned with a generous helping of fresh cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Not much different than your favorite salsa.
The difference is you can actually eat this with a fork or spoon and no one will judge you. 🙂
What's in my Avocado Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe...
- Lime Juice
This recipe is naturally gluten free and vegan. I chop mine up with my favorite knives and cutting board. I also love these mixing bowls. <---Amazon links
How to make this Avocado Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe
- Chop your veggies
- Toss everything with lime and cilantro.
- Salt to taste.
It does not get simpler than this!
This Avocado Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe is the perfect addition to your summer menu rotation. It would also be a hit at any cookout you are hosting or going to! Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Also try these healthy summer recipes...
- 5 Ingredient Pineapple Salsa
- Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs
- Grilled Peach Caprese Salad
- Healthy Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad
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Avocado Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 cups pineapple, diced
- 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
- 2 limes, juiced
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- salt to taste
- Toss all the ingredients together and salt to taste.
Do you cook in the summer?
Diane Villegas says
I will try this but make it more like a salad by adding romaine or spinach and olive oil. The combo of pineapple, avocado and cucumber sounds delish!
Sherry woolsey says
This is soooo delicious! I didn't change anything.
The Panicked Foodie says
A nice, light and refreshing summer salad! I like how it makes use of a lot of common summer vegetables.
Brian Jones says
What a lovely collection of ingredients and I bet that the lime gives it such a beautiful zing!
Claudia Canu says
I'm not a huge fan of cucumber, but I do looove avocado and pineapple and it looks like this is the perfect combination to eat more cucumber! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
Beth Neels says
Love this summer salad! Creamy, tangy, crunchy and so fresh! I can't wait to give it a try!
GiGi Eats says
This trio sounds like a delicious combo! I am digging it! Sadly, I cannot consume pineapple, but that doesn't mean I can't make it as a crowd-pleasing dish for a party!
This salad looks and sounds super delicious. SO refreshing and easy to make. I absolutely love it. Need to make this asap.
This looks so easy and delish!! Trying it this weekend. Thanks for sharing this simple, nutrient rich recipe. I need simple, Lord knows!
I completely agree on not wanting to turn on the oven in the summer! I'll take any recipe that's easy to whip up! This one looks great!
Abbey Sharp says
What a fantastic summer salad! Can’t wait to bring this to a picnic
Deborah Brooks says
well you know I am loving this one! All of my summer faves in one bowl
Lisa Ballantyne says
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
This sounds delicious!