Splendid Little Avocado Cucumber Salad

A fresh muddle of cool, crunchy cucumber and silky soft, buttery avocado, draped in a tangy dressing with a wee kick.


We would so like them anywhere.  We do so like fresh lime and Tabasco.  We do so like them, they are fab.  We would so eat them in our house.  We would so eat them with our spouse.

Sorry!  Couldn't stop myself.  But, 'tis true.  We do indeed love the combo of fresh squeezed lime juice and Tabasco, at our house.  In just about anything.  So this simple little dressing on this simple little salad, just works. 

I mean really, crunchy mini cuke chunks and rich, creamy avo pieces, together, are like some kind of Zen balance that hum a mantra of freshness.  Throw in that puzzlingly good tang of lime and fiery pop of Tabasco, and what a refreshing bunch of greens you do have.

This splendid little salad goes equally as well alongside nachos as it does grilled ribs or mac and cheese.  Or barbecued chicken.  Or spaghetti and meat sauce.  In fact......oh, you get the idea....


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 Eagerly adapted from Smitten Kitchen for
The Last Wonton.  Thanks oodles Deb, for more crazily good inspiration!

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2 bigger servings, or 4 smaller servings

2 cups (about 3/4 to 1 pound) mini cucumbers (or English cukes), chopped into bite-size chunks
2 thin or 1 regular green onion, thinly sliced
1 large avocado, pitted and diced
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
Juice of half a lime, plus more, to taste (I almost always put more, to taste)
Salt and Tabasco to taste (shake, shake, shake that bottle of Tab)
Chopped cilantro or Italian parsley, to garnish

Combine cucumber, green onions and avocado in a bowl.  Whisk together mayo, lime and seasonings, adjusting levels to taste.  Drizzle salad with dressing.  Gently toss, if it suits your fancy to make sure all those glorious greens are cloaked in the dressing.  Or just leave the drizzles, as they are. How can you go wrong?  Garnish with cilantro or parsley, and serve. 

This salad is good.  This salad is fun.  Tomorrow let's make another one. 


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