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Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing

April 24, 2015

Get ready to detox winter with this Healthy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing. With spiralized cucumber and a creamy avocado-based dressing, you’ll be begging for this salad side recipe all spring and summer long!

Get ready to detox winter with this Healthy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing. With spiralized cucumber and a creamy avocado-based dressing, you'll be begging for this salad side recipe all spring and summer long!First off, thank you all for your amazing support for my new venture with Lee. We were so excited to share The Blogger Project with all of you and after 10 months of work it was such a relief to reveal the surprise! If you missed that post check it out here or visit The Blogger Project to learn more.

Speaking of excitement. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am for this post. First off, I found a new vegetable to obsess over spiralizing AND secondly I get to share my latest partnership with y’all. Side note- when did I start saying y’all? It just felt right.

Despite owning a spiralizer for an entire year, my spiralizing recipes on THM range from curly fries to chicken pho soup with absolutely nothing in between. This is entirely due to the fact that when I discovered I could make curly fries with my spiralizer, I had absolutely no desire to expand my recipes beyond this. I mean CURLY FRIES PEOPLE!

Get ready to detox winter with this Healthy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing. With spiralized cucumber and a creamy avocado-based dressing, you'll be begging for this salad side recipe all spring and summer long!But spring and summer are upon us and vegetables have been calling my name so I thought I might branch out beyond the heavy winter root vegetable family expand my horizons.

Spiralizer meet cucumber.

But let’s not forget that some vegetables don’t have to be eaten seasonally. They can be enjoyed fresh and in season year round. I’m looking at you dear avocado…

You might think I’m suggesting that you all move to Mexico to have fresh avocados year round (wouldn’t that would be nice…), but last I heard there was an invention called the “airplane” that can literally bring those avocados from a farm in Mexico straight to your doorstep in the great white north in a matter of days. MIND-BLOWING.

I know, I know, all of this transport makes avocados a wee bit pricey but I have good news! Did you know you don’t have to buy avocados organic? Farmers almost never use pesticides and the outer skin means that the actual fruit inside isn’t affected by pesticides anyway. And yes, avocado is a fruit. Non-organic = $$$ in yo pocket.

Get ready to detox winter with this Healthy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing. With spiralized cucumber and a creamy avocado-based dressing, you'll be begging for this salad side recipe all spring and summer long!I am clearly well-read on my avocado knowledge. Unlike my spiralizer recipes, I would go as far as to say that at least 25% of recipes on THM have some form of avocado in them. Oh but it doesn’t stop there. I literally douse my body in avocado. It makes the best skin moisturizer for FACEMASK FRIDAY and you don’t know soft and silky hair until you’ve made yourself an avocado hairmask. I quite obviously have a real passion for avocados.

So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to rep Avocados from Mexico as one of their Ontario Ambassadors. I’ll admit I was shocked they asked me, especially after last year’s incident of feeling up all of the avocados in the grocery store, but as someone who basically majored in avocado this partnership couldn’t be a better match.

Get ready for even more avocado goodness, discovering new ways to use avocados (oooooh the possibilities!!!) and giveaways galore!

Remember that time Avocados from Mexico sponsored a Superbowl commercial? Well this collaboration is my version of winning the Superbowl. Touchdown!

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Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing

Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Serves 4 as a side     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 med-large English cucumbers
  • 1 medium, ripe avocado from Mexico
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt + more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Spiralize cucumbers on the straight-blade to create ribbon like strands.*
  2. Place cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to strain water for 30 minutes and then pat dry.
  3. In a blender combine avocado, lemon juice, garlic clove, dill and salt and pepper. Blend and if necessary add in 1-2 tablespoons of water to get mixture moving.
  4. Top cucumber noodles with dressing and serve cold.

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Notes

*I recommend this spiralizer. HOWEVER you can also make cucumber noodles using a vegetable peeler if you don't have a spiralizer!

Get ready to detox winter with this Healthy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing. With spiralized cucumber and a creamy avocado-based dressing, you'll be begging for this salad side recipe all spring and summer long!*I use THIS SPIRALIZER to make my Crispy Baked Curly Fries. It is an affiliate link but I truly stand by this product and would recommend it to anyone!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico Canada. All content and creative direction are entirely my own.

What’s your favourite way to eat avocados? Anyone else into using avocados in their beauty products?

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  • Reply
    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    April 24, 2015 at 7:57 am

    So this might be the weirdest thing ever, but I also made a cucumber salad and my photos look really similar….. probably because I just got a spiralizer. I’m only 1 year behind everyone else. Yay nonorganic avocados because $$$$$$$
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    Julia
    April 24, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Huge congrats on launching the Blogger Project and for linking up with Avocados from Mexico! So many exciting things, m’dear!! This spiralized cucumber salad is throwing me for a loop – so much flavor…so zesty, creamy, healthy, delicious! just brilliant.
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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Threw me for a (spiralized) loop too haha. So many flavours I was almost too excited to eat it. Thanks, lovely!

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    Ann
    April 24, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Guess who finally owns her own spiralizer?? ME 😀 oh yes! I have the same one like you, but by the German brand Lurch. But it looks exactly the same!
    I love everything about this post! Your fun (and ironic) style of writing 😉 and the recipe. I mean how could I not. It’s like I’m married to cucumbers like you’re apparently married to avocados!! I eat half a cucumber everyday (I’d eat more but I like to get various veggies in), and now that I have this awesome tool I can have it cut in amazingly cute forms and ways!! I’m honestly so excited right now 😀 If I find all ingredients, I’m making this salad for our next bbq party.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 24, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Happy Belated my dear! How exciting you got a spiralizer! Welcome to the club 🙂 Currently snacking on a cucumber and I think forever they will remind me of you. I hope avocados are the same for you about me haha. Enjoy the recipe and the new spiralizer!

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    She Rocks Fitness
    April 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I have that spiralizer and I love it…I honestly never thought of using cucumbers, but guess what…now I will. This salad looks delicious, but then again anything with avocado is always a good idea. Thanks for sharing! XOXO
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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 24, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      “anything with avocado is always a good idea” –> words to live by! Have fun having your mind blown by spiralized cucumber!!!

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        Erin
        June 3, 2015 at 11:50 pm

        This post made me go out and buy I spiralizer and I love it and this recipe. I do have one question, because this recipe made so much and I’m the only one who likes cucumber in my house, I had leftovers. Tonight I went to pull it out of the fridge and there was a lot of liquid in my container. Is this normal? Is it still ok to eat?

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          Davida Kugelmass
          June 4, 2015 at 7:54 am

          Totally normal! Cucumber has a high water content so it’s just the moisture being drawn out. Dig in!

          • Erin
            June 4, 2015 at 10:58 am

            Oh that’s such a relief! Thank you!!

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    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    April 24, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    This sounds delicious. I pinned it for when my garden is producing cucumbers a plenty.

    My asparagus has already started popping up, along with some garlic. Squeal.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

      I have garden envy! Can I move in? Turns out you can’t eat orbs… 😉

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    Cassie
    April 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Cucumber noodles sound so so good!
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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    April 27, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I’m obsessed with both my spiralizer and avocados!! I’ve never spiralized cucumbers before NOR have I made curly fries – think I need to try both ASAP!
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    Dave Dally
    July 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve never tried cucumber noodles but I know they must be healthier for you than regular noodles. I would love to try these with my family.

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