Avocado and Cucumber Salad

jalapenoMexican cremaCotija

Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Recipe Yield

4 to 6

Cooking time

Rate this recipe

4.67 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe Mexican avocados halved, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1 large English cucumber cut into chunks
  • 3 to 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons Mexican crema
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • 1 small garlic clove peeled and pressed or minced
  • 1 jalapeño stemmed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • Crumbled cotija cheese for garnish

To Prepare

  • Combine the avocado, cucumber, and scallion in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the crema, yogurt, lime juice and zest, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, and salt.
  • Pour the crema dressing over the avocado and cucumber salad and toss to combine. Adjust seasoning, sprinkle with cotija, and serve immediately.

Comments

56comments inAvocado and Cucumber Salad

  1. Nancy

    May 09

    I made this salad for tonight’s dinner of picadillo over rice. I can’t wait to eat! The taste tests have been delicious!

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 13

      Yum!!! Thanks for sharing Nancy 😉

  2. Runion Ethel

    May 02

    What else could I use this dressing for?
    Salmon? Dip? Wedge iceberg salad?

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 15

      Yep, it is really versatile! As a dip for crudites, crunchy salads that have for example jicama, green apple, etc. Enjoy!

  3. Mary Torres

    Mar 21

    This salad looks so good! I have to try it. What could you substitute for the lime zest and juice?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 22

      You can go for regular lemon Mary 😉

  4. Twila

    Mar 17

    Hi my name is Twila

    Patty I saw your show on St. Patrick’s Day actually in the evening Pacific standard time and this sell it looks so good and fresh I’m gonna try it over the weekend

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 18

      Hi Twila, so glad you liked this recipe, let me know how it comes out 🙂

  5. Frank

    Jan 08

    Exellent!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 04

      🙂

  6. Sharon E

    Dec 19

    Easy to make and delicious

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 26

      Glad you liked it Sharon 🙂

  7. Bryan

    Nov 15

    Made this a few weeks ago after watching the episode. Came back to print the recipe it’s keeper for sure. Gracias patti for showing the way

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      This is one of my favorite salads Bryan, so glad you like it as well!

  8. S Gonnerman

    Nov 10

    I’ve made this several times with lots of compliments. It’s delicious with stuffed poblanos or just about anything.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 02

      So glad you like this one so much 🙂

  9. Dennis

    Oct 20

    Made it twice and it is outstanding. I could only Non Fat Plain Yogurt—–I think the real plain yogurt would enhance it.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 04

      So glad you liked it Dennis 🙂

  10. Jodi

    Oct 07

    I’m going to make this salad for the first time tonight. So excited to try it. 🙂

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Mmmm, this is one of my favorites Jodi, especially the dressing; I hope you will like it as much 😉

  11. Ray

    Sep 30

    I just made this last night. OMG 😳 it is so yummy – I ate half the bowl. Thank you Patti!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Hahaha, so glad you liked it that much Ray!

  12. Armando Adame

    Sep 29

    Se antoja asta se me hace agua la boca. Lo voy a preparar para mi esposa estoy seguro Que saldra super wow! gracias.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Ojala que le guste mucho Armando, me platicas que le parecio!!!!

  13. Elva Gardea

    Sep 29

    My husband saw this recipe and wanted to try it. I bought all the ingredients and made it for him today and he loved it. I was a little iffy about trying it because I’m not a fan of yogurt but it smelled so good. I tried it and absolutely loved it! Thank you for this delicious recipe. I will have to try more of your other recipes.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Thanks so much Elva, so glad you decided to give it a chance. Greetings to you and your husband 🙂

  14. Maria Kilpatrick

    Sep 27

    Se ve riquísimo!
    Lo intentaré preparar!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 27

      Ojala que te guste Maria 😉

  15. Anonymous

    Sep 27

    Very Good! I just made it and will make it again. Good Company Recipe.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 27

      So glad you liked it, thanks!

  16. Anonymous

    Sep 21

    Can’t wait to try this salad!! Love watching you cook

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Thanks so much!

  17. Barbara

    Sep 21

    That looks so yummy and so simple. I will definitely have to try this.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      And it is very refreshing as well, enjoy!

  18. Livi0459

    Sep 21

    Se me hizo agua la boca nomás de pensar en lo rica que ha de saber

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Esta super rica, te va a encantar!

  19. Anonymous

    Sep 21

    Can’t wait to try this salad!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Hopefully you’ll find it as yummy and refreshing as I do 😉

  20. Ruben Chavez

    Sep 21

    I can already taste the spicy tangy freshness. Going to make it this weekend.
    TY Pati.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Let me know how did you like it Ruben 🙂

  21. Joe Soliz

    Sep 20

    Wow!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Haha, thanks!

  22. Jose

    Sep 20

    Hijole! This looks so good!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Si esta muy buena Jose! Ojala que te animes a prepararla 🙂

  23. Debzdesign

    Sep 20

    Beautiful combinations!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Glad you liked it!

  24. Patricia

    Sep 20

    Wooow!! Looks so yummy and refreshing!! 😋

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      It really is Patricia, give it a try!

  25. KarenP

    Sep 20

    It looks absolutely scrumptious. I can’t wait to try it.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Hope you will like it Karen 🙂

  26. Anonymous

    Sep 20

    Con que lo puedo acompañar esta ensalada?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      I think a chicken milanesa would be great! Or the torta I served it with in the newest episode, here is the recipe for you: https://patijinich.com/chile-charred-pork-sandwich/

  27. Sheila in SF

    Sep 20

    Can’t wait to make it but need a few ingredients.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Enjoy it Sheila!

  28. Anonymous

    Sep 18

    sounds good and looks very yummy

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 18

      Glad you like it!

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