Cucumber Avocado Salsa

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Cucumber Avocado Salsa
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Prep Time 3 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes

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.


What you'll need

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

How to make it

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and combine.  Serve.

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