Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Dill

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Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Dill

Hello, summer!  This gorgeous Tomato Cucumber and Avocado salad recipe is packed with all the flavor of the season.

Happy Thursday friends!

Asheville is typically a bit cooler than the rest of the South in the summer because of our elevation in the mountains.  It’s actually unusual for us to get many days hitting 90 degrees.  It’s a little utopia this time of year.

Even though it’s not THAT hot here, I am all about NOT turning on my oven in the summer.  I’ll do it, but if I can come up with something yummy to eat that keeps the house cool, I’m game.  Bonus points if the recipe doesn’t actually involve cooking, just mixing a bunch of yummy stuff together.  This Tomato Cucumber and Avocado salad recipe is ready in a flash and doesn’t require you to heat up anything.

Perfect for Summer – Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad Recipe

This salad is the epitome of pure summer food.  I actually grow cucumbers, tomatoes and dill!  I’m hoping in a few weeks I’ll be able to whip this up for dinner without even going to the store.  If only I could figure out how to grow my own avocadoes in Asheville.

My Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad recipe is vegan, but still incredibly tasty.  The avocado makes it feel indulgent but is actually filled with all sorts of healthy fats.

You can serve this salad immediately, or let it sit for a few hours to turn into a slightly more pickled consistency.  If you are letting it sit too long I wouldn’t add the avocado until the last minute becaue it will turn on you.

The dill balances out the flavors perfectly and is light enough for the season.

This simple Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad recipe is perfect for even the hottest of hot summer days ahead! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Also, try these summer salads…


Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad recipe with Dill

This gorgeous Tomato Cucumber and Avocado salad recipe is packed with all the flavors of the season.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 201 kcal


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced & halved (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut in half moons
  • 1 avocado, cubed

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • garnish: additional dill


  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing in the bottom of a large mixing bowl.
  • Put all the ingredients on top of the dressing except for the avocado in a bowl and mix well.
  • Carefully fold in the avocado.
  • Garnish with more dill!  Serve immediately.  If you want to serve it later leave out the avocado and add just that at the last minute.


Serve immediately for a crisp salad or wait up to two hours for the cucumbers to the flavor and avocado to become creamier (both ways are good.) If you are going to serve it the next day, leave the avocado out until an hour or two before serving time so it does not turn brown.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 779mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 809IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
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By | 2020-06-04T15:19:55-04:00 June 21st, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Salads, Side Dishes|46 Comments


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  4. Amanda June 26, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

    This recipe looks so healthy, light, and refreshing! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Brian Jones June 26, 2018 at 2:57 am - Reply

    Tomatoes are such a great ingredient in summer for salads, so versatile and tasty… This sounds delicious!

  6. Deborah Brooks June 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    All of my favorites in one salad! Simple and delicious

  7. Caroline June 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love fresh, light salads like this for summer. Easy and great alongside grilled foods.

  8. Catherine Brown June 25, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    A really fantastic salad… just made it AGAIN and this time with the dill…SOOOO YUM!!

  9. Michelle June 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Mmmn, I love the idea of using dill in this perfect summer salad. Sometimes I struggle with ideas of where to use dill. This is perfect!

  10. Ramona June 22, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    What a lovely vibrant and nutitious recipe – definitely a must make with all these fresh ingredients! Superb!

  11. Catherine Brown June 22, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Gahhh! This is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE summer salad! Sometimes with avocado, sometimes without. Love the dill on top too!

  12. Beth June 22, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I love cucumber and tomato salads in the summer! Perfect light fair! I like the addition of the creamy avocado here!

  13. Zahra June 22, 2018 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Iโ€™m going to try this as soon as the weather gets better here.

  14. Loyola June 22, 2018 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Delicious, simple, full of flavor salad and adding dill give that unexpected twist.

  15. Crystal June 21, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    It’s so pretty! I’d split it with my husband – I get to eat all the avocados, he gets the tomatoes and cukes ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lisa Ballantyne June 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I love salads of any variety in the hot months of summer! This looks amazing, Julie!

  17. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real June 21, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Yum! love cucumbers and avocado.

  18. Libby Haire June 21, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Ah, for the wonderful no-cooking meals! Summer is super. Thanks for sharing this good looking idea!

  19. Beth Ann Chiles June 21, 2018 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Such a great combo. I have been making your Rainbow Chick Pea salad all the time lately and last night made it with black beans instead of chick peas for a twist! Thanks!

  20. Eva June 25, 2015 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    I could live all summer on tomatoes and cucumbers! And you know the extra good thing about tomatoes and cucumbers? My kids eat them too!

    • JulieWunder June 27, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

      I totally agree! That and all the summer fruit and I’d be set!

  21. Miz Helen June 24, 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I always love the addition of dill, a summer favorite. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  22. Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs June 22, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I love this salad! I make a similar one but never thought to add dill. What a great idea!

  23. Meghan June 22, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    This recipe makes me so happy as it combines so many things that I love. Dill is one of my favorite herbs to play with, and I know that this must taste delicious. Thanks so much for linking up with Meatless Monday!

    • JulieWunder June 22, 2015 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      I agree Meg! I forget about it a lot, but I love it!

  24. Sarah June 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    YUM! I’m going to have to start playing more with the dill in the garden, we usually just use it for pickles and a couple other salads or potatoes.

  25. Jess @hellotofit June 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Am I weird that I will use the oven all year-round? I do love fresh non-lettuce salads in the summertime, though! Especially if there’s avocado involved ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • JulieWunder June 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      I go through summer phases… Oven cook and then not do it for weeks and weeks ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yay for avocado!

  26. Kerry Bates June 18, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

    This is next on my list to try. Looks delicious! Is rice vinegar available at any grocery store? I have never used it before.

    • JulieWunder June 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      Yes! It should be with the rest of the vinegars. Not too exotic for a normal store.

  27. Jamie June 18, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I prefer my salads with lettuce or else I feel like I’m eating salsa haha. But I definitely like trying salads with different ingredients – just had a watermelon, feta, and mint salad with balsamic and it was incredible! I do avoid turing on the oven when I can so sometimes I’ll make my meals in a toaster oven haha.

    • JulieWunder June 18, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      That sounds wonderful. YUM! I do the toaster oven trick too!

  28. Beth @ Running with the Sunrise June 18, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

    This salad looks so amazing! Dill is one of my favorite flavors but I always forget to include it in my everyday dishes. Definitely pinning this one so I can make it later!

  29. Gretchen | Gretchruns June 18, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I love absolutely everything about this! It sounds SO good and I’ll have to try it right away ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JulieWunder June 18, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

      Thank you!! I hope you enjoy it. Great to see you today.

  30. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 18, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

    This is fabulous, and I LOVE fresh dill! Pinning!

  31. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie June 18, 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Cucumber is not normally my jam, but avocado covers all things! This looks so pretty and summery.

    • JulieWunder June 18, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Fresh early summer cucumber is a whole new game! The little ones that come off the plants first ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a great day!!

  32. jill conyers June 18, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

    I can’t think of a salad I don’t like. Lettuce or not. I just made an impromptu thrown together tomato salad last night that turned out wonderful. It helps that tomatoes are so tasty right now. Your recipe looks delicious.

    • JulieWunder June 18, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

      I feel the same way. And having easy access to fresh herbs helps a lot too.

  33. Annmarie June 18, 2015 at 7:05 am - Reply

    LOVE dill! This salad definitely screams summer!!!

  34. Blane Sherer June 18, 2015 at 5:34 am - Reply

    That’s a nice ” summer dish ” Julie.

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