Tropical Cucumber Avocado Salad

Tropical Cucumber Avocado Salad
Staff Writer
NewAgeSoulFood

“What I love about this dish is that every bite is filled with many different flavors and textures,” says Joyce E. Perrin aka The Renegade Chef of NewAgeSoulFood, who says the dressing is optional. “The avocado mixed with the mango, sweet red onions, and the spiciness of the arugula is heavenly in itself.”

Recipe by: Joyce E. Perrin aka The Renegade Chef of NewAgeSoulFood

4
Servings
461
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon tamari

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili peppers

  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 medium cucumbers, sliced

  • 2 large avocado, sliced

  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced

  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 cups arugula



Directions

Whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, orange juice, tamari, crushed red
 peppers, onion, and garlic together in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil as you continue
 to whisk. Add the cucumbers, avocados, mango, and red onions and gently toss to coat. Serve over a bed of arugula.




Cucumber Shopping Tip

There are three different types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, and “burpless.” If you're making sandwiches, you might want to try the “burpless” variety which are naturally seedless and are less likely to cause gas.

Cucumber Cooking Tip

Salting your cucumber slices and allowing them to drain over a colander for about an hour will get rid of any excess water and keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
57%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
35g
12%
Vitamin A
90µg
10%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
27.4%
Vitamin C
64mg
100%
Vitamin E
6mg
31%
Vitamin K
78µg
97%
Calcium
78mg
8%
Fiber
11g
45%
Folate (food)
177µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
177µg
44%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
75mg
19%
Monounsaturated
26g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
132mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1081mg
31%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.9%
Sodium
269mg
11%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.6%
Zinc
1mg
9%