Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad is fresh, delicious and light and packed with amazing flavor!  Tossed in a tangy lemon glaze and topped with feta cheese, you won’t be able to get enough!

Fresh garden ingredients and summertime happiness all in one bowl! If you love salads try this Italian Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad, Chilled Cucumber Tomato Salad, Farro Caprese Salad or Creamy Cucumber Salad.

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

I am happy to report that I survived the move this weekend.  Whoa.  Moving is the most exhausting thing in the world.

And as the years go by you just keep collecting stuff.  And then your kids collect stuff.  And your house is borderline hoarders because you get so attached to the weirdest things.

I finally got to the point where I just had to get rid of it!  Even after the movers come you are left with all of this little stuff and nick nacks that you just don’t know what to do with.

So many trips are made after the move just to take all of the stuff you didn’t know what to do with before to the new house.

But we are so excited to be in our new house!  It is so amazing to finally be in a place to call our own.

It is so hot right now.  And moving in it is so much worse!

I don’t even have much of an appetite in the summer because it is so bad and all I crave are salads, popsicles, and no bake treats.

What you need to make arugula salad:

LOVED this quick and easy salad.  I could have eaten the whole entire thing by myself.

I love fresh avocados but when you mix it in a salad with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers it is incredible.

  • Avocados: cut into chunks
  • English cucumbers: leave it unpeeled and chopped into pieces
  • Roma Tomatoes: cut into chunks
  • Red onion: cut into slices
  • Argula: Mixed greens also works well
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice: best to use a squeeze of a lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Feta Cheese

How do you make Arugula salad?

  • Mix: In a large bowl combine avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and arugula. Gently toss together.
  • Whisk: In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, and lemon juice. Add to the veggies and toss.
  • Serve with crumbled feta cheese.

I loved the addition of the feta cheese.  I always sprinkle everything with a little feta because it is so good.

This salad is so simple but packed with so much flavor.  It makes a light and healthy dinner that you guys are going to love!

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad ingredients

Is arugula healthy for you?

  • Cancer Fighting Power food
  • Hydrating Leafy Green
  • Good for Bone Health
  • Helps Reduce Inflammation in the Body
  • Cleanses and Detoxifies the Body
  • Protects the Aging Brain From Cognitive Decline

Can you make this salad ahead?

Yes! I love an easy salad that can be made ahead of time. This does well sitting in a refrigerator for about 4 hours ahead of time.

Since everything is so fresh it is hard to leave any longer.

The avocados will begin to turn brown and mushy. Tomatoes will become soggy. Which in turn will lead to a dreadful and unpleasant looking salad.

Presentation and flavor is key to eating healthy and successfully!

 

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

Varieties when making arugula salad:

  • Cheese: goat cheese or shaved parmesan instead of, or in addition to the feta cheese.
  • Vegetables: carrots, broccoli, or cauliflower
  • Nuts: pecans, walnuts or almonds
  • Salad: mixed greens or spinach salad tastes good too.

What is arugula?

Arugula offers an herbaceous, peppery flavor with hints of nuts and mustard. Leaves allowed to mature too long on the arugula plant will become bitter in taste.

Looking for more salad recipes?! Here are my faves!

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

 

 

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 5

Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad is fresh, delicious and light and packed with amazing flavor! Tossed in a tangy lemon glaze and topped with feta cheese, you won't be able to get enough!

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1 english cucumber sliced
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion sliced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and arugula. Gently toss.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, and lemon juice. Add to the veggies and toss.
  3. Serve with crumbled feta cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 617IU12%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    hey girl this looks so good! And yes moving is just crazy, my husband and I moved into our house that we bought 2 years ago and of course it was worth it!

  2. 5 stars
    This is absolutely fabulous. Someone shared it on Facebook last week and I could not stop thinking about it! I stopped to buy the ingredients mid-week and just made it. This will be in my life forever. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks amazing!! Im not a fan of arugula so I will use butter lettuce and I think fresh mozzerella cut into the cubes the same size. yummmy!

  4. Hi Alyssa, if you try to keep the salad for 2 or 3 days WITHOUT the dressing, what keeps the avocado from turning brown?

  5. how much fat ,protein & net carbs in this salad
    like a lot of your recipes ,but never make them cause none of the nutrients numbers are listed

  6. This looks amazing….especially with the addition of arugula! I am headed to the beach for a girl’s trip so this is on my list to prepare for the girls! Thank you for the recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    This looks amazing….especially with the addition of arugula! I am headed to the beach with girlfriends and plan to surprise the girls with this salad!

  8. 5 stars
    Love this! Light, refreshing and healthy! I discovered I was out of feta so had to use something else but agree feta would be perfect on it. I guess because I use it so often I ran out and didn’t realize I didn’t have a new container of it!

  9. I’ve made this before but not for years and this inspired me to take a walk down memory lane, ours a delicious salad!!
    I noticed there were several unanswered questions regarding, calories, carbs, it would be really great it’d you would include this at the end of your delicious recipes

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