Avocado Salad

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Avocado Salad is the salad to make when you want something easy, healthy and delicious. Only 7 simple ingredients are required to make this tasty avocado salad.

Avocado salad on a plate. Bowl of avocado salad.

“If a woman drowns her salad in mayonnaise and says she is doing clean eating, she does nothing but deceives herself.” James 1: 24, Clean Eating Bible.

I fell in love with avocado salad during my university days in Cameroon. It was a simple mixture of avocados, tomatoes, onions and mayonnaise that tasted more amazing than it looked.
I still remember the local restaurant which sold it and inspired me to make mine. I still remember how heavenly it felt as it went down my tummy with a bite of bread.
4 halves of avocados on a cutting board
For some reason, avocados are locally called, “pear” in Cameroon although pear is a seperate fruit in other parts of the world.
So we call this salad pear salad or purée in French (though it wasn’t pureed or anything like that). Years later, I still make this salad and weep for joy as it goes down my tummy.
Avocado tomato cucumber salad in a bowl
This month I decided to eat clean so instead of drowning my darling avocado salad in a killer mixture of mayonnaise, salt, vinegar and sugar, I simply dressed it in extra virgin olive oil, salt and a few shakes of ground black pepper.
If you want to hold on to your mayo, that’s fine. Just make sure you eat in moderation.

Avocado, the Superfood

Avocado is a  super food and you should have it regularly in your diet. Here is why:
  • It fights cancer.
  • It contains heart-healthy fats.
  • It aids digestion.
  • It regulates blood sugar levels.
  • It is anti-inflammatory.
  • It does much more!

Another noteworthy thing is that avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable. A salad like this takes a fruit that already tastes great and makes it exceptional.

This salad is crunchy with freshness from the tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers and creamy from the texture of the avocados. It is the perfect balance of crunchy and creamy.

It can be eaten on it’s own, together with whole wheat bread for breakfast or lunch or as a side dish to other meals.

Bowl of avocado salad with tomatoes, onions, cucumber

Avocado Salad Ingredients

Avocado Salad requires 7 simple ingredients:

  1. Avocados
  2. Cucumber
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Onion
  5. Olive oil
  6. Salt
  7. Black pepper

Avocado salad ingredients - avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, black pepper, salt, olive oil

How to Make Avocado Salad

1. Peel cucumber and chop into 1-inch pieces. (If using English cucumber, do not peel it because its skin is thinner). Place the chopped cucumber in a large bowl.

2. Cut tomatoes into 1-inch pieces and add to the bowl.

3. Dice onion and add to the bowl.

4. Cut each avocado into 4 slices. Peel each slice and cut into 1-inch pieces. Add chopped avocado to the bowl.

diced avocado, tomato, cucumber, onion in a bowl

5. Drizzle olive oil over the chopped ingredients.

Hand holding a bowl of olive oil and pouring over avocado salad.

6. Sprinkle on salt and ground black pepper.

bowl of avocado salad ingredients

7. Mix everything together to combine. I love this stuff!

avocado salad in a salad bowl

Make some soon! Watch the recipe video and get the printable recipe below.

Here are some commonly asked questions about this recipe and my answers to them:

What can I use in place of olive oil? Substitutes for olive oil are coconut oil, peanut oil, corn oil, avocado oil or vegetable oil. 

What if I don’t like cucumber? If you do not like cucumber, feel free to omit it then reduce the oil, salt and pepper by half.

Watch How To Make Avocado Salad

In this video, you can watch me making this tasty salad with avocado, cucumber and tomatoes.

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Avocado salad on a plate. Bowl of avocado salad.

Avocado Salad

5 from 3 votes
This Avocado Salad only requires few ingredients, it is easy to make and the perfect balance of crunchy and creamy. The best part is you do not have to feel guilty about eating it. It is actually good for you. It is the perfect side dish or appetizer.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Peel cucumber and chop into 1-inch pieces. (If using English cucumber, do not peel it because its skin is thinner). Place the chopped cucumber in a large bowl.
  • Chop tomatoes into 1-inch pieces and add to the bowl.
  • Add the onion to the bowl.
  • Cut each avocado into 4 slices. Peel each slice and cut into 1-inch pieces. Add the avocado to the bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the chopped ingredients.
  • Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper over the chopped ingredients.
  • Toss to combine then serve.


1. You need ripe avocados for this recipe. Ripe avocados are darker in color than green ones and feel slightly soft when you apply pressure on them. Here is a useful post on how to pick and buy avocados.
2. For a salad that is lesser in calories and fat-free, you could use 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of olive oil,


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: International
Calories: 239
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*This recipe has been updated.

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  1. Absolutely love me some avocado salad. Very simple yummy recipe. Totally not a fan of Olive oil. Never liked the flavor. My go to dressing is mostly Macadamia nuts blended with some lemon and tangerine/orange juice. The creaminess takes care of my mayo cravings

  2. We actually call them pears in Nigeria too. Avocado pears.

    Love this recipe, will be taking action soon.

    Mira La Belle blog