Tomato, cucumber, avocado salad

This tomato, cucumber, avocado salad is an easy, healthy, flavorful salad.  It’s crunchy, fresh and simple to make.  It’s a family favorite and ready in less than 15 minutes.

Recipe updated 6/17/19 to include new photos and tips for making the recipe.


It’s hot here, too hot to cook.  So today’s recipe is a simple summer salad – a tomato, cucumber, avocado salad.

I love a good, easy to make avocado salad and this one is one of my favorites.

It’s a quick and easy salad to put together that uses just a couple of fresh, summer veggies.  Juicy cherry tomatoes, cool, crunchy cucumber and creamy avocado.

I’ve added some salty feta, red onion and a little minced parsley as well.  Toss with a simple red wine vinaigrette and the salad is ready in under 15 minutes.

Ingredients to make a tomato, cucumber, avocado salad on a marble countertop.

In this simple tomato, cucumber, avocado and feta salad, I’ve used a mix of red and orange cherry tomatoes but any type of tomato will work well in this recipe.

Two white bowls with tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers in a side by side shot.

How to make this tomato, cucumber, avocado salad:

  1. Chop up the cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado and add to a large salad bowl.  You want to cut the veggies to be roughly all the same size.
  2. Add feta, red onion and parsley to the salad.  Pour the dressing over all the ingredients and gently stir.  And you are ready to serve!

This is great as a side dish or serve it as your main course with some crunchy french bread, cheese and maybe some fresh fruit and you’ve got a cool, easy lunch for a hot day.


This is one of the most popular recipes on my site.  Here are some of the reason people love making this dish:

  • Quick and easy to make – takes less than 15 minutes to put together.
  • Family friendly meal – Kids love it.
  • Light, simple summer salad – perfect for parties, get togethers or BBQs.
  • Can easily double for a large crowd.
  • Uses lots of healthy, fresh veggies – you can find nutrition information below.

Tips for making this recipe:

  • Wondering how to tell if an avocado is ripe?  Just hold it in your palm and squeeze gently.  Ready to eat avocados will be firm but yield slightly to gentle pressure.  Don’t squeeze it with your fingers though – that can cause bruises.
  • Because this is such a simple salad, presentation means a lot.  So try and cut all your ingredients to be roughly the same size.
  • Soak the red onion slice in a little water, for a couple of minutes, before mincing.  This will remove some of the raw onion taste.
  • Avocado does not refrigerate well.  So if you are not eating it right away, wait to add the avocado until just before serving.

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Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado Salad

This tomato, cucumber, avocado salad is an easy, flavorful summer salad.  It’s crunchy, fresh and simple to make.  It’s a family favorite.

  • Author: Geraldine
  • Prep Time: 12 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes – I used cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber – peeled and seeded then diced
  • 1 avocado – diced
  • 4 oz feta cheese – cubed
  • 2 tbs minced red onion
  • 1 handful parsley – minced – about 2 tbs
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 8 twists of black pepper from a pepper mill


  1. Chop tomatoes into a medium dice. If using cherry tomatoes, cut in half. Add to a bowl.
  2. Peel and seed one cucumber and dice. Add to bowl.
  3. Remove pit, dice avocado and using a spoon scoop out the avocado from the peel. Add to bowl.
  4. Cube feta and add to bowl.
  5. Add minced red onion and minced parsley to bowl.
  6. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar and black pepper – pour over salad.
  7. Toss gently so the feta and avocado don’t break up. Serve immediately.
  8. If refrigerating – keep the avocado aside and add before serving.


Avocado does not refrigerate well.  So if you are not eating it right away, wait to add the avocado until just before serving

If you make this recipe and enjoy it, please come back and leave a comment and a rating.  I’d love to hear from you!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 4.4g
  • Fat: 20.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.8g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 6.1g

Keywords: Easy summer salad

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135 comments on “Tomato, cucumber, avocado salad

  1. Ang

    Found this recipe a couple years ago. It is my all time favorite summer salad. I know you said it will serve 4-6. Honestly, I think I could eat the whole thing myself.

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Haha – I agree Ang – I could eat the whole thing too! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and rating – I appreciate hearing from you.

  2. Linda

    There are so many ways to make this salad and I have made them all for back yard bbq’s. When I seen this, I have to make it for a 4th of July bbq I’m going to. This salad looks so refreshing, especially with the Feta in it and I can’t wait! All these salads are also great for low carb diets. This isn’t going to be the last time I make this salad because all the other salads I have made have been a hit, just like this one is going to be. Have a Happy and safe 4th !

  3. Christine Wheeler

    Absolutely gorgeous. Really fresh and tasty.
    Mixed it with cooked chicken and bacon. Served it with raw courgettes instead of cucumber.
    Going to mix with fish next week.

  4. Cindy

    So fresh, light, and tasty! I made it a few hours in advance and sliced and tossed the avocado in right before serving. Pretty and delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Rachel D

      Wow! I made this and added a handful of cilantro to the mix. It was so good, that I had teenagers fighting over it!

  5. Ashley

    This recipe was amazing as is! Hard to find them like that!
    My husband is a big water so I think next time I’ll also add chickpeas but that’s just to save me from making another batch!! 🙂

  6. Melody Morton

    Thought I had red wine vinegar but I have balsamic…you think it will be just as good?! If not I’ll go get the red wine vinegar! Can’t wait to try it!!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Melody – Balsamic vinegar is sweeter/fruiter in taste vs. red wine vinegar (which is mellower). Balsamic vinegar is also a darker color and will add a tint to the veggies and cheese. I haven’t tried it with balsamic vinegar – so I don’t want to recommend something I haven’t tried. Let me know what you decide!

  7. Melinda

    Love this salad with that wonderful avocado. I also substituted mozzarella the small ball size for the feta. As mozzarella is not as salty as feta, I found I needed to add a little salt. The first time I made the salad I used feta. Second time followed someone’s comment and used mozzarella. Prefer mozzarella. Great salad! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks for letting me know, Melinda – mozzarella is a great choice to change things up! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and rating – I really appreciate hearing from you!

  8. Deb

    I made this for my family reunion. I added kalamata olives because we love the salty taste. It is wonderful!

  9. Sabrina

    I made this tonight but with a little twist because
    I thought red wine vinegar was talking about
    salad dressing. So I made this and put on bed of
    salad greens with shrimp! It is delicious, thanks
    for the idea!

  10. Mary

    Made this last night and my 12-year old son loved it. He kept going back for more. So easy, will definitely continue making, especially during the Summer.

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks so much, Mary, for taking the time to leave a comment and let me know you enjoyed it. This recipe has been a hit with family and kids – perfect for the hot summer months coming up. Thanks again!

  11. Gemma

    Was looking for a quick easy recipe and I found it!! I added lettuce to mine and it was awesome. Thanks 🙂

  12. Ruthie

    Made this tonight and it was delicious. I forgot to buy feta so I put a little chopped asiago in it, and I added just a teeny amount of cilantro, which I’m not crazy for, but it seemed to fit – and a splash of lime. Will definitely be making again and again!

  13. Amanda

    My office was feeling a little seasonally depressed, so I googled foods that fight seasonal depression. My search lead me to this recipe. I can’t tell you how much laughter and good vibes are flowing through the office right now because of the gem of a recipe! We added cilantro and sunflower seeds, doubled the recipe and have been munching all day!! I could eat this everyday!! Seriously, this salad tastes like summer!! Just what we needed!

  14. Katey P

    Just found this recipe through Pinterest! Looks amazing! I’ve been looking for a light summer salad I can easily make once my newborn twins get home in June. Looks like it would also be good for pregnancy food too. If moms want a more filling dish they could add pasta, diced and steamed shrimp, and the mango someone earlier mentioned… When I go back to the store and get the ingredients I’ll be sure to comment back and say how well this went!

    1. Nancy Gourley

      This sounds so good and yummy. Can’t wait to try it!! Thank you for sharing! 😋

  15. Brittany

    Well I tried this recipe and it is absolutely delicious only problem I had was that I didn’t really taste the avocado but that’s is a fixable problem!!! Just add more lol. Other that that it was absolutely delicious 😍😍 I loved it and my 2 year old daughter did too 💜

  16. Cindy

    I made this dish and took it to an pre-Easter lunch with my family. It was a big hit! I used mozzarella instead of feta since a few in my family prefer mozzarella. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  17. Sabrina B.

    nice tip about onion soaking, also like how all of these ingredients are the same size for the texture and love all of these together, thank you for this salad!

  18. Dane Williams

    Found your recipe via a Pinterest post. Made this tonight for my teenagers and myself. They immediately informed me it was a keeper. Thanks for the recipe and I’ve grabbed some more while I was here.

  19. Geraldine Still

    Dear Geraldine;
    I’m new to your site and must say this recipe looks so good. Can’t wait to make it.

  20. Michelle

    I made this salad 3 times since I saw it on your site. It is so easy, And so so good!
    I rented a beach house for a few weeks and served it to everybody who came over.
    They were all very impressed, and wanted the recipe. Thank you, It’s fabulous! Either
    on a Summer day or tonight. Anytime.
    Thank you.

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks so much for letting me know, Michelle. I’m so glad you and all your friends enjoyed it. PS – I’m jealous of your time at the beach – that must have been a wonderful holiday!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Leah – Yes, but I would prep all the veggies and keep the dressing separate. Then right before serving combine the veggies, dressing and then add in avocado. Hope you enjoy it!

  21. Tori

    I’ve made this once before and absolutely LOVED it! I’m making it for a church dinner tomorrow and was wondering if you thought it would work to add some cold farfalle pasta to bulk it up some? Maybe some extra vinaigrette too? I’m tripling the recipe, but since it says “serves 2-4” I’m think I need more!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Tori – just saw your comment today – hope it all worked out for you! I thinking adding farfalle and some vinaigrette should be fine – let me know if you tried that and what you thought!

  22. Karen

    I absolutely loved this recipe. I’m in Albuquerque visiting my son, his wife and my grandson. They love stuff like this and I’ve wanted to make this for a couple months now. And had the opportunity to last night with grilled chicken breast. It was as good as it looks and more. They loved it also. So simple to make and doesn’t take much time. I will be making this often !!!

  23. Chris

    This salad was such a hit at a Bridal shower I gave a few weeks ago. Not a bite left and everyone wanted the recipe. What an easy salad to throw together, especially since I had 100 other things to do! It looks so inviting and is such a fresh taste. It’s my new go-to recipe when I have to bring a dish to pass!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Chris – really glad this worked so well for you! Thanks for taking the time to let me know – I really appreciate hearing how the recipe worked out!

  24. Judy

    interesting recipe-tomato,cucumber and avocado salad! how many calories and what is the nutritional value?

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Judy – Sorry I don’t have the nutritional info. If you take a look through the comments above I think someone previous calculated the info.

  25. Betty M.

    My daughter shared this recipe with me, and I’ve made it three times in 10 days…can’t seem to get enough of it. The ingredients are ALWAYS in my kitchen, and the salad is easy to prepare. I don’t just serve a portion to friends or family, I put the whole darn bowl on the table so they can eat to their heart’s delight! Way to go…this recipe is a keeper!

  26. Tracy

    My 13 year old twin boys loved this SOOOO much that I had to make double the second time I made it. We can’t wait to use our tomatoes and cukes from our own garden. I subbed mozzarella cubes for the feta. Such a colorful and refreshing salad for summer!!!!!

  27. Cindy

    Love this salad! I have served it many times and there are never any leftovers. Thanks for the great recipe !

  28. Robin

    I saw this on Pinterest and came here for the instructions. Made it TWICE this weekend…it was gobbled up like candy! Thanks SO much for this tasty addition to dinner and Brown Bag lunches. 😀

  29. Stacey

    this is a fantastic salad. The only thing I would do differently is that instead of mincing the red onions and soaking in water. I thinly slice in half moons or smaller and then pour the olive oil and red wine vinegar over the onion. Plus you can sprinkle some dried oregano or fresh over these at this point too if you want.Cover and let sit for a couple of hours …not in the fridge though. You want it room temperature. The onions turn translucent and rawness goes. Add to the salad with all other ingredients.

  30. Sarah

    looks good. Not a big avocado fan. Wonder if it would be good if I skipped it and used mozzarella instead of feta. …

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Sarah – I would probably just make a tomato mozzarella salad if you’re not a big fan of avocado or feta. I have a tomato mozzarella recipe on the site – hope that helps.

  31. Jeri

    Hello – just love this recipe. Question please, can something else be used instead of red wine vinegar?

    Thank you,

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Jeri – you could try white wine vinegar or maybe lemon juice – the lemon juice would give it a brighter flavor then using vinegar – just make the vinaigrette as per the recipe and switch out the red wine vinegar with white wine vinegar or lemon juice. Also, balsamic vinegar would be an interesting choice – but it would probably change the color of the salad slightly since balsamic is a darker color. Let me know how it works out if you try something different.

  32. Laura

    I’m having three other families over tomorrow for a game day. We’re having a baked potato bar for lunch and I was going to serve a green salad on the side. But seriously green salads are boring. This popped up right on top in my Pinterest feed this morning. I’m so making it for my friends instead!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Laura – thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Hope the salad is a big success for you – and love the baked potato bar idea! Have a great time!

      1. Laura

        This was a huge hit with all 8 adults at game day (the 5 tween age boys wouldn’t try it). I’m pretty sure we all had seconds. It was a lovely fresh touch with our baked potato bar and heavy toppings.

  33. wendy

    saw this and pinned it, and trying tonight. I make something a little similar without the cucumber but add mangoes (and bacon), which are abundant here right now. might throw in some mangoes in for sweetness, but then again…. Great picture, thanks for inspiring!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Wendy – Oooh – Mango sounds intriguing. If you use it, let me know how it works out. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a good one!

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  35. Karen D

    I made this last night for company, served with filet mignon and crash potatoes I found on Pinterest. It was delicious and a big hit! Perfect for a summer evening dinner and a nice variation from a green salad! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Karen – this is my absolute favorite kind of comment!! Glad you enjoyed it – thanks so much for letting me know. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Arpita – I love them too! They go so well together which makes it really easy to add them to lots of dishes. Have a good night!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks, Denise! Just saw your recipe of zucchini ribbons with walnuts – looks like we’re both in the same boat with the hot weather :). Stay cool!

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks so much, Ami. It’s been really hot here all week so it was nice to make something that does not require a stove. Have a great night.

  38. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    Oh. WoW! Geraldine! I love this salad! So fresh, inviting, creamy and summery! All my favorite ingredients are included and the light vinaigrette with red wine vinegar sounds refreshing. I feel like I can reach through the screen and take a spoonful! Beautiful! (are those tomatoes from you garden?!)

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Traci: Yes, the cherry tomatoes are sweet 100s and the orange ones are sun sugars – so easy to grow and a pretty color! Just love summer vegetable salads.

  39. Jeri

    Hi – thank you for your great recipes. I look forward to making this yummy salad. It has such a fresh, clean feel about it. Perfect for summer evenings. I love your recipes and the photography – so appetizing and pretty. And it’s great to be talking with a fellow “Geraldine.”

    1. Geraldine Post author

      Hi Jeri: Thanks so much for the kind words – you made my day. And it’s always great to meet another Geraldine!! Have a good one.


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