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Simple Cucumber Salad

Sometimes I have to remind myself of the KISS principle – both in life and in cooking.

Keep it simple stupid





Remind yourself of this saying when you are overthinking or overcomplicating something unnecessarily. That’s exactly what I did when it came to making this dish. I kept wanting to add more ingredients and I had to stop myself.

So, this is exactly what I did to make this salad. I went and picked a few cucumbers out of the garden. I chopped them up and added just two more ingredients – red onion and avocado. Toss in a pinch of salt and pepper and in just minutes we were enjoying a fresh and crunchy summer side dish.

Remember – simple is better.


Keep it simple cucumber salad

Go make this – NOW! Eat up those fresh cucumbers while they are in season.

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Simple Cucumber Salad

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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  • 4 medium pickling cucumbers (or about 1-1/2 english cucumbers)
  • 1/2 red onion - chopped
  • 1 small avocado - sliced into small chunks
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
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  • Chop up all of the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Eat.
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6 thoughts on “Simple Cucumber Salad

  • Love this..I’m all about simplicity. I usually mix tomatoes with cucumbers for a simple salad, but I have never thought of mixing cucumber and avocado… what a great idea.. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for visiting! We love cucumber and avocado together! A little crunch with a little creaminess! You’ll have to let us know if you come up with any other great combos!

    • Right!?! We always come back to the things that simple and love them the most. We hope you’ll try this one out and maybe look around for other ideas on our site too! Thanks for visiting.

    • We think so! We love recipes that are easy to execute and delicious! They always end up being our go-to’s and favorites. We hope you’ll try and love this one! Thanks for visiting our site and leaving a comment!

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