Who else loves cucumbers?! We’re huge followers of their crunch and flexibility, they usually actually come to life on this cucumber salad with recent dill and mint! It’s excellent for spring and summer season, or whenever you’re searching for a light-weight and tangy aspect dish!
This salad is vegan and dairy-free however SO creamy and flavorful due to avocado and recent herbs! Plus, non-obligatory crispy chickpeas for texture and protein and vegan feta for saltiness! YES, please. Simply 7 components, 1 bowl, and quarter-hour required for this scrumptious dish. Allow us to present you the way it’s carried out!
The way to Make This Cucumber Salad
This 1-bowl cucumber salad begins with a tangy, wealthy, tremendous easy dressing. Creamy avocado combines with wealthy olive oil, candy and tangy white balsamic vinegar, plus salt and pepper for taste.
When stirred collectively, it’s the excellent consistency for coating every chunk of cucumber. We examined changing the avocado with extra olive oil for ease, nevertheless it simply wasn’t pretty much as good.
Subsequent, we put together the cucumber by scraping out the seeds with a spoon. This ensures crunchiness and prevents the flavour from being diluted by the liquid across the seeds.
Peeling the cucumber is non-obligatory, however we discover peeling it in stripes is just not solely fairly, but additionally a very good steadiness between protecting the additional fiber and stopping bitterness.
We then add the sliced cucumbers into the dressing together with recent mint and dill (whats up, spring!). Stir all of it collectively and also you’ve received an excellent easy aspect. Or, elevate it additional by topping with crispy chickpeas and vegan feta. Swoon!
We hope you LOVE this cucumber salad. It’s:
Fast & straightforward
& Excellent for hotter climate!
It goes effectively as a aspect with practically any fundamental, particularly Mediterranean-inspired dishes like our Kale Falafel Hummus Wraps (30 Minutes!), Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel, or Lemon Baked Salmon with Garlic Dill Sauce (30 Minutes!).
Or, if topping with the non-obligatory chickpeas and feta, it may work as a lighter fundamental when splitting between two or three folks.
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Servings 4 (~1-cup servings)
- 1/4 massive ripe avocado*, mashed (1/4 avocado yields ~2 ½ Tbsp or 40 g mashed)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (if oil-free, sub extra mashed avocado)
- 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar*
- 1/4 tsp every sea salt and black pepper
- 2 massive cucumbers (2 cucumbers yield ~600-750 g or 4-5 cups sliced), peeling non-obligatory, seeds scraped out, lower into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped mint
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped dill
- 1 batch Crispy Baked Chickpeas (non-obligatory // or ~1 cup store-bought crispy chickpeas)
- 1/4 cup vegan feta crumbles (non-obligatory // we like Observe Your Coronary heart model // or sub common feta if not vegan/dairy-free)
If serving with crispy chickpeas (non-obligatory), put together them right now.
In the meantime, add the avocado to a big bowl and use a fork to roughly mash. Add olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper and blend to mix.
Peeling the cucumbers is non-obligatory — we like peeling them in a stripe sample. Minimize every cucumber in half lengthwise and use a small spoon to scrape out the seeds (you’ll be able to freeze these and save them for inexperienced juice and smoothies). Then lower the cucumber into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Add the cucumber, mint, and dill to the bowl and blend effectively.
Divide between serving plates/bowls immediately and (optionally) high with crispy chickpeas and vegan feta.
Finest when recent because the cucumber will launch moisture and the avocado will flip brown if stored for greater than 24 hours. Not freezer pleasant.
*We examined with apple cider vinegar however most well-liked white balsamic vinegar due to its pure sweetness. If utilizing apple cider vinegar, add 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup to match the sweetness of white balsamic vinegar.
*Impressed by the native cucumber salad at Bar Acuda in Hawaii.
*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with out non-obligatory components.
Serving: 1 cup Energy: 130 Carbohydrates: 31.7 g Protein: 1.3 g Fats: 11.3 g Saturated Fats: 1.4 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.9 g Monounsaturated Fats: 5.7 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 197 mg Potassium: 297 mg Fiber: 2.7 g Sugar: 3.8 g Vitamin A: 315 IU Vitamin C: 6 mg Calcium: 38 mg Iron: 1.2 mg