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
51
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.




Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
5g
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
179µg
26%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
163µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
243mg
24%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
148µg
37%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
73mg
23%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
84mg
12%
Sodium, Na
257mg
17%
Water
153g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.