I find in the summer I am constantly eating avocados. There’s something so refreshing about the taste especially when paired with lime. I made guacamole 3 days in a row and realized I needed to switch up my avocado usage. So yesterday I decided to make a fresh summer salad that wasn’t your typical boring Mixed Greens and Carrots. I added in some kale and beautiful fresh Persian Cucumbers (smaller and a little sweeter than a regular cucumber).

With the leftovers this morning, I actually added in some tuna and it was delicious! You can try adding in grilled chicken, sautéed shrimp, marinated tofu….get creative!

Kale, Avocado & Cucumber Salad

Prep Time

2 Hour 30 Minutes
Total Time

2 Hour 30 Minutes

Serves 2-4


  • 3 T Mayonaise
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lime Zest
  • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro (minced)
  • 1/3 Cup Red Onion (minced)
  • 3 oz Kale (de-stemmed and cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 Avocado (cut into 1" cubes)
  • 1 Persian Cucumber (cut into half-moon shapes)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together your mayo, water, salt, lime juice, lime zest, Cilantro and red onion. Add a little crushed black pepper.
  • Place your de-stemmed kale in a large bowl and toss with the dressing made in step one. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to help break down the kale's toughness.
  • After the kale has sat for at least an hour, toss in your avocado and cucumber and serve.