Sunday, May 28, 2023

Avocado Salad with Fresh Herb Dressing #SundayFunday

 Salad does not need to contain lettuce. This salad is chock full of avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes and onion tossed in a light oil and vinegar dressing that is flavored with fresh herbs.

Avocado Salad

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Side Dishes perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ.......
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This weekend is historically the first big bbq weekend of the summer.  We are given an extra day each year to pay homage to those who have died fighting for our freedom.  We spend it in celebration.  This seemed odd to me for many years and then I realized that we do and, in my opinion, should celebrate when those we love have died.  

We celebrate their lives and contribur lives.  We hold parties and gather with food to share our memories and comfort one another.  As a Christian, I celebrate that this is the onset of their eternal life with God and that I will be reunited with them upon my death.

So go ahead and have that barbecue.  Crack open a beer.  Pour a wine.  Have a cocktail.  We will toast those who have died for us and celebrate the blessings that their sacrifice helped to provide.  

Here are some recipes for your barbecue thanks to our host this week, Stacy of Food Lust People Love.....
Avocado Salad

I'm looking forward to reading all these recipes.  Most of my summertime meals are cooked and eaten poolside.

Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables
Yield: 6-8 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Avocado Salad with Herb Dressing

Avocado Salad with Herb Dressing

This salad is chock full of avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes and onion tossed in a light oil and vinegar dressing that is flavored with fresh herbs.
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 1 English cucumber, sliced into rounds
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg. grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion, slivered
  • 2 -3 avocados, pitted,peeled and diced
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 T. white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 t. honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • handful of chopped cilantro leaves
  • handful of chopped parsley leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the cucumber, tomatoes, onion and avocado in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, salt and pepper and gently toss to coat.
  2. Whisk together the oil and vinegar with the garlic, cilantro, and parsley. Pour over the vegetables and again gently toss before serving.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

21.4 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.04 g

Carbs (grams)

11.89 g

Fiber (grams)

6.11 g

Net carbs

5.77 g

Sugar (grams)

3 g

Protein (grams)

2.24 g

Sodium (milligrams)

41.02 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg


  1. Although I do like lettuce and other greens, this is my favorite kind of salad!

    1. I like bringing salads like this, especially to potlucks, because everyone else seems to bring green salads or pasta salads

  2. Great message about this holiday, and what a nutritious salad you made!

  3. I am loving the use of avocados here, a filling salad

  4. Any salad with avocados is a salad I want to demolish immediately! YUM!

    1. It's a good thing they are nutritious because they are definitely addictive.

  5. Love any salad with avocados and this one is my favourite.

  6. Love salads especially during the summer season and this looks so refreshing with all the fresh herbs.

  7. This sounds amazing - perfect for summer


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