This Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe with dill is packed with all the flavors of the summer season. This fresh and light summer salad is topped with a light lemon vinaigrette. Serve this as a side dish for any picnic, potluck, or bbq.
Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad will be the shining star of your summer cookout. Featuring fresh red tomatoes, crisp cucumber, creamy avocado, and savory red onion this crazy simple summer salad is tossed with fresh herbs like dill and a simple lemon and white wine vinaigrette.
Whether you call this a Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad, Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad, OR Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad... anyway it's mixed up it's so delish. This family favorite recipe is one you can customize and make again and again.
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy fresh summer vegetables like Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Creamy Cucumber Salad, and Tomato Asparagus Salad BUT this combination of textures and flavors is at the top of my list. I love the way the fresh tomatoes burst with flavor and compliment the crisp cucumbers. The additional creamy avocado just takes it over the top.
It also just so happens to be vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, low carb, paleo, whole 30, keto... not to mention downright delicious.
Reasons to Love This Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe...
- This Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad is the epitome of pure summer food. The ingredients are easy to grow or find at a Farmer's Market. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and dill are also very easy to grow yourself in a home garden.
- It's super healthy! It's filled with vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium) from fresh vegetables and is low in calories.
- This salad is vegan, but still incredibly tasty. The avocado makes it feel indulgent but is actually filled with all sorts of healthy fats. The dill balances out the flavors perfectly and is light enough for the season.
- You can customize the herbs you have in the garden.
- It's loved by both kids and adults.
- It's exactly what you want to make for a potluck OR a simple make-at-home lunch.
You can't beat the homegrown flavors in this classic salad. I love making side dishes like this when it's hot outside because it does not require turning on the oven or stove. 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 like this recipe. This healthy summer salad is ready in a flash and doesn't require you to heat up anything.
- Tomatoes: I like to use whatever type of tomato looks best for this Tomato Cucumber Avocado salad. You can pick cherry or grape tomatoes or chop up larger ones. I love making this salad in summer because nothing compares to summer tomatoes. Either slice the tomatoes in half or chop a larger one up with a knife.
- Cucumbers: Crisp and fresh cucumbers are perfect for this recipe. Use either regular or English or whatever type you grow in your garden. To cut the half-moons slice the cucumber in half and then slice the halves.
- Red Onion: I love the bite and flavor of red onion in this recipe. If you aren't an onion fan, you can leave it out.
- Avocado: Look for a creamy avocado that's not too mushy so it will hold its shape in the salad. To cut the avocado slice it in half. Use a spoon to pop out the seed and then chop it into smaller bites.
- Dill: You can use any fresh herb for this, but I love the unexpected flavor of dill. Basil and cilantro will give you totally different flavors but are also good options. Chives or parsley would also be delicious.
- For the Dressing: The dressing is a combination of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.
- Chop your tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and avocado. Make sure they are cut in an even size. I like to keep the pieces bite-sized.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon, dill, salt, and pepper.
- On top of the dressing add the tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion. Toss well.
- Carefully fold in the avocado.
- Garnish with more dill and serve immediately.
I love this Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad as written, but here are some fun ways to mix it up.
- Make it Mexican: You can give this salad a southwestern twist by using cilantro and lime juice instead of dill and lemon.
- Make it Italian: Give it an Italian feel by trading out fresh basil and oregano.
- Make it Cheesy: It would no longer be vegan and dairy-free BUT adding cheese would be delicious. Options could include crumbled feta cheese, crumbled goat, fresh mozzarella bites, or cubed sharp white cheddar.
- Make it Veggie: Add more summer vegetables like corn, bell pepper, or fresh greens.
- Make it a Meal: Add protein to the dish like grilled chicken or grilled shrimp. Keep it vegan by adding tofu, chickpeas, or white beans! You could also add a grain like quinoa, wild rice, or farro.
Can I make this ahead of time?
You can but you'll need to leave the avocado out until the last minute or it will brown and turn mushy. Make the rest of the salad up to 24 hours ahead of time and chop the avocado fresh just before serving.
How do I store leftovers?
This salad is best served immediately because of the avocado but you can store it in an aright container for up to a day. After that, the avocado will be too brown to eat.
Can I double this?
This recipe is great for a crowd! Feel free to double or triple it for a party. Don't expect leftovers. 🙂
Cucumber Tomato Avocado Make the Perfect Summer Salad
This simple Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe is perfect for even the hottest of hot summer days ahead. I'm hoping in a few weeks with my garden growing, 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. 🙂
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Whether you make it for lunch, dinner, or a party, this classic summer side dish is one I know you will make again and again.
Serve it With:
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers
- BBQ Shrimp Skewers
- Parmesan Panko Halibut
- Portobello Mushroom Burger
- Southwest Black Bean Burger
- Easy Baked Salmon with Rosemary
More Summer Salads to Try:
- Marinated Cherry Tomatoes
- Creamy Cucumber Salad with Greek Yogurt
- Tomato Asparagus Salad with Feta
- Pineapple Cucumber and Avocado Salad
- Cucumber and Feta Quinoa Salad
- Caprese Grilled Peach Salad
- Caprese Wheat Berry Salad
- Watermelon Blueberry and Feta Salad
If you make this Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!
Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe with Dill
For the Salad
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced & halved (about 2 cups)
- ½ small red onion, cut in half moons
- 1 avocado, cubed
For the Dressing
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white 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 - olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon, dill, salt and pepper- in the bottom of a large mixing bowl.
- Put all the ingredients for the salad - tomatoes, cucumber, red onion- 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.
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This recipe looks so healthy, light, and refreshing! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Brian Jones says
Tomatoes are such a great ingredient in summer for salads, so versatile and tasty... This sounds delicious!
Deborah Brooks says
All of my favorites in one salad! Simple and delicious
I love fresh, light salads like this for summer. Easy and great alongside grilled foods.
Catherine Brown says
A really fantastic salad... just made it AGAIN and this time with the dill...SOOOO YUM!!
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!
What a lovely vibrant and nutitious recipe - definitely a must make with all these fresh ingredients! Superb!
Catherine Brown says
Gahhh! This is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE summer salad! Sometimes with avocado, sometimes without. Love the dill on top too!
I love cucumber and tomato salads in the summer! Perfect light fair! I like the addition of the creamy avocado here!
I’m going to try this as soon as the weather gets better here.
Delicious, simple, full of flavor salad and adding dill give that unexpected twist.
It's so pretty! I'd split it with my husband - I get to eat all the avocados, he gets the tomatoes and cukes 🙂
Lisa Ballantyne says
I love salads of any variety in the hot months of summer! This looks amazing, Julie!
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
Yum! love cucumbers and avocado.
Libby Haire says
Ah, for the wonderful no-cooking meals! Summer is super. Thanks for sharing this good looking idea!
Beth Ann Chiles says
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!
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!
I totally agree! That and all the summer fruit and I'd be set!
Miz Helen says
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,
Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs says
I love this salad! I make a similar one but never thought to add dill. What a great idea!
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!
I agree Meg! I forget about it a lot, but I love it!
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.
Jess @hellotofit says
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 😉
I go through summer phases... Oven cook and then not do it for weeks and weeks 🙂
Yay for avocado!
Kerry Bates says
This is next on my list to try. Looks delicious! Is rice vinegar available at any grocery store? I have never used it before.
Yes! It should be with the rest of the vinegars. Not too exotic for a normal store.
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.
That sounds wonderful. YUM! I do the toaster oven trick too!
Beth @ Running with the Sunrise says
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!
Gretchen | Gretchruns says
I love absolutely everything about this! It sounds SO good and I'll have to try it right away 🙂
Thank you!! I hope you enjoy it. Great to see you today.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
This is fabulous, and I LOVE fresh dill! Pinning!
Me too! Thanks Susie!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
Cucumber is not normally my jam, but avocado covers all things! This looks so pretty and summery.
Fresh early summer cucumber is a whole new game! The little ones that come off the plants first 🙂
Have a great day!!
jill conyers says
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.
I feel the same way. And having easy access to fresh herbs helps a lot too.
LOVE dill! This salad definitely screams summer!!!
It totally does! Love it!
Blane Sherer says
That's a nice " summer dish " Julie.