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Cucumber Avocado Salsa

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I have a confession to make. I'm confiding in you before I even tell my husband.

I've got a new boyfriend at the farmers' market. I know, I'm terrible, but I can't help myself. He's incredible. It's not because of his dashing looks or that he's a total charmer (though that certainly doesn't hurt). Rather it's because he has the most beautiful, creamy avocados I have ever tasted. How I walked by his stand every Sunday for years without noticing him is a mystery to me, but one day, shortly after my previous longtime avocado boyfriend stopped selling at our market, my new beau's goods caught my eye. We've been together ever since and my kids love that he always gives them a free lime or ripe and ready-to-eat avocado.

Sometimes I get a little too carried away and buy more avocados than I can possibly use in a week, so I have to come up with different ways to prepare them beyond just guacamole or avocado shakes. This Cucumber Avocado Salsa can be served as a dip with sliced vegetables, like a traditional salsa with chips, as a sauce on grilled chicken or shrimp or simply eaten with a spoon on it's own. It's a refreshing summer recipe no matter how you serve it.

It feels so good to come clean to you. My husband is not going to be thrilled when he reads this, but considering the fact that he adores avocados as much as the kids do, I may be more accepting of my new boyfriend than I originally thought.

Cucumber Avocado Salsa  (serves 4)

  • Prep Time: 3 mins,
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I have a confession to make. I'm confiding in you before I even tell my husband. I've got a new boyfriend at the farmers' market. I know, I'm terrible, but I can't help myself. He's incredible. It's not because of his dashing looks or that he's a...

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, & cubed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

  1. 1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and combine.
  2. 2. Serve.
Cucumber Avocado Salsa

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  6. CK

    August 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! Who is the avocado man? Would love to go see him.

  7. maurine cole

    August 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Added a few chopped up mini heirloom tomatoes, very tasty!

  8. Nicole C.

    August 16, 2011 at 8:22 am

    My little one loves avocadoes so I tried this salsa! It was the first time I got him to eat cucumber and now he loves them.

  9. joanna@myskinaffair.com

    August 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Cucumber Avocado Salsa looks delish. Love avocados, love cucumbers, love mint, love cilantro….I’m making it. First time on your site. Love it! Can’t wait to make this. And you’ve inspired me to get a farmers market boyfriend. :)

  10. Angela

    August 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I just made this (sans mint) and am planning to serve it with fish tacos…if it lasts until dinner time:).
    Perfect for kids!

  11. Yolanda

    August 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I really liked it but i think it might be better without the mint. Mine tasted too much like mint and less of the lime

  12. Joann@womaninreallife

    August 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I too love avocados. They were one of my children’s first foods, just cut up and eaten by hand. Too bad they don’t love them anymore. I’m sure it’s a phase, though. They will learn to love them again, this time in guacamole! After all, they learned to love veggie sushi, after many attempts.

  13. Wendy

    August 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    just love this post…and, oh, this looks divine!

  14. Amanda

    August 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I miss the farmer’s market in Thousand Oaks & my avocado boyfriend, my oroblanco boyfriend & my pastry boyfriend!