English Cucumber Avocado Salad
Light, healthy and flavorful, this English cucumber avocado salad is the perfect summer salad or side dish. The sesame soy dressing is slightly sweet and acidic, which tastes so good with the fresh cucumbers and creamy avocado.
Prepare the dressing:
In a mixing bowl, combine the toasted sesame oil, olive oil, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, minced fresh ginger, minced fresh garlic, salt, and warm water. The warm water helps the honey melt into the other ingredients. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
Prepare the salad:
Using a mandoline, slice the cucumbers into thin even pieces.
Add them to a bowl.
Next, you’ll add the chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, and scallions. Toss until well combined. Refrigerate this portion of the salad until you are ready to use it.
Assemble the dish:
Toss the cucumber mixture with the dressing, reserving some for the center of the avocado.
Add the dressed cucumbers to a plate along with half of a peeled and pitted avocado.
Add the reserved dressing in the center of the avocado, where the pit once rested.
Next, top the salad with crushed peanuts and a few red pepper flakes.
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Sodium: 877mg, Potassium: 713mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 486IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 83mg, Iron: 2mg