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Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Cucumber and avocado salad that is made with a secret creamy cilantro-lime cashew cream dressing. It’s amazing, and I’m so excited to share this recipe with you.

Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Salad recipe

Recently, I made an epic cilantro-lime cream sauce. I used the sauce to drizzle all over my veggie lasagna. It was so satisfying and made the lasagna creamy without having to add too much dairy.

Furthermore, I’ve been using this cashew cream sauce quite often. And today, I was inspired to douse it onto a cool and crunchy Cumber and Avocado Salad. It was absolutely spectacular! Needless to say, it didn’t last long.

Ingredients to Make Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Cilantro-Lime Cashew CreamThis sauce/dressing is made of cashews that have been soaked in water overnight, a little water, garlic powder, cilantro, lime, salt, and pepper. Here is the cashew cream recipe.
CucumbersI like using Persian cucumbers because they are smaller, contain thin skin, and are undeniably super crunchy. However, feel free to use what you have on-hand.
Red OnionUsing red onion will add color, flavor, and additional crunch.
AvocadoAdds a nice creaminess.
CilantroCilantro adds freshness and a nice herbaceous taste. I understand that some prefer recipes without cilantro. For that reason, feel free to swap for dill or parsley.
Other Essential IngredientsSea salt, and pepper.

Also, I think that this Cucumber and Avocado Salad is perfect for picnics, birthday parties, or pool parties 😃, you name it.

cucumber and avocado salad ingredients

Optional Add-ins

Though this recipe packs amazing flavor with its original ingredients, there is always room for more. Here are some other ingredients to consider adding.

  • Chopped jalapeño
  • Green onion
  • Cherry tomatoes (though I would add the tomatoes to the top as a garnish, but not necessary to mix it in).
  • Diced cold chicken breast
  • A can of tuna
cucumber salad with avocado

How to Serve

Serve this Cucumber and Avocado Salad as a side to any meal. If making ahead of time, make sure to add the cashew cream sauce right before serving.

Due to the cucumbers’ high water content, it’s preferred not to keep this salad for no longer than 24 hours.

Finally, I like to save a little extra of each ingredient to top the salad with. This will allows guests to know exactly what’s inside.

cucumber and avocado salad in a blue bowl

More Delicious Recipes

Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.

Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail. I know you are going to do great!

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cashew cream cucumber and avocado salad

Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Salad

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes.
  • Total Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Cucumber and avocado salad that is made with a secret non-dairy creamy cilantro-lime cashew cream dressing.


  • 1/3 cup or to desired creaminess cilantro-lime cashew cream
  • 56 Persian cucumbers, sliced into circles
  • 1 avocado, large dice
  • 1 small red onion, thin-sliced, or half a medium
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, tough stems removed, tightly packed, lightly chopped
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Add all of the prepped vegetables and fresh chopped cilantro to a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Next, add the creamy cilantro-lime cashew cream. Give a toss to combine ingredients. 
  3. Enjoy right away. 


How long does this cucumber and avocado salad last? Due to its high water content, serve no longer than 24 hours. 

It’s best to add the avocado and cashew cream sauce right before serving. 

  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Handmade
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cucumber and avocado salad, cashew cream avocado and cucumber salad

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