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


  • 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


  • 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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