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Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime

Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime is one of my favorite combinations for a summer tomato salad, and this tasty vegan salad is also easy, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly, and if you use an approved seasoning blend it’s Paleo and Whole 30! 

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This simple but perfect Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime is a favorite summer combination I came up with on a hot summer day in 2008, and when my former neighbor Carol stopped by I shared some with her.  Carol loved this combination just as much as I did, and even though it’s a spin-off from my Summer Tomato Salad with Tuna, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime, I decided that vegetarians were never going to look at that salad so this one deserved a post of its own.

The recipe calls for a lot of cilantro, which is no doubt one of the reasons I’m so enamored with the salad, but if cilantro is not your thing I think thinly sliced green onion would also be great.  And if you’re lucky enough to have fresh garden tomatoes and cucumbers at this time of year, this salad is a perfect way to use them! I realize tomatoes are not that low in carbs, so if you’re wanting a lower-carb version of the salad, just double the cucumbers and use half as many tomatoes and it will still be absolutely delicious; enjoy!

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Start by cutting up the tomatoes and letting them drain for a few minutes in a colander.  (You can catch that flavorful tomato juice and use it in another recipe if you don’t want to waste it.) Dice up the avocado(s), toss with 1 tablespoon lime juice, and season with salt. Cut up the cucumber into bite-sized pieces.  I peeled strips off these European cucumbers, but if you have fresh garden cucumbers peeling is definitely optional. Coarsely chop a generous amount of cilantro (or sliced green onion if you’re not a cilantro fan.) Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, Spike Seasoning (or other all-purpose seasoning blend) and Vege-Sal (or salt) to make the dressing.

Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime found on KalynsKitchen.com

Gently combine the avocado, tomatoes, and cucumber and stir in the dressing mixture. Then stir in the chopped cilantro and serve.

Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime found on KalynsKitchen.com

I would eat this for a light summer lunch, but it’s also perfect for a side dish!

More Delicious Vegan Salads for Cilantro Lovers:

Asian Cucumber Salad with Cilantro and Vidalia Onions ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cilantro Slaw from Andrea’s Recipes
Thai Cucumber Salad with Mint, Basil, and Cilantro ~ Cafe Johnsonia
Garbanzo, Tomato, and Cilantro Salad with Lime and Chile Dressing ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Want More Summer Tomato Salads?

Check out Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads (plus Honorable Mentions) for more amazing salad ideas for summer tomatoes!

Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime

Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime is the perfect ingredient combination for a light summer lunch.

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium tomatoes, diced into bite-sized pieces (about 2 cups diced tomatoes)
  • 2 medium cucumbers, diced into bite-sized pieces (about 1 cup diced cucumber)
  • 1 or 2 avocados, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 T fresh squeezed lime juice (to toss with avocado)
  • Vege-Sal or salt to taste (for seasoning avocado)
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro (use more or less to taste; use thinly sliced green onion if you’re not a cilantro fan)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 T fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 T best quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Spike seasoning (optional, but good; can use another all-purpose seasoning blend if you don’t have Spike)
  • salt to taste (I used Vege-Sal, but sea salt would be great here)

Directions:

  1. Cut up tomatoes and put them in a colander placed in the sink to drain for a few minutes.
  2. Whisk together 2 T lime juice, olive oil,  Spike seasoning, and Vege-Sal to make the dressing.
  3. Peel avocado(s) and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (I use this method for peeling and cutting an avocado.)
  4. Put avocado pieces into plastic or glass bowl and toss with 1 T lime juice.
  5. Season generously with salt.
  6. Chop cucumbers into bite-sized pieces, peeling off thin strips if the peel is thick.  (Fresh garden cucumbers won’t need to be peeled.
  7. Coarsely chop cilantro.
  8. Combine the avocado(s), tomatoes, and cucumbers and gently stir in the dressing.
  9. Then stir in the chopped cilantro and  serve immediately.
  10. This doesn’t keep well, so only make as much as will be eaten right away.

Notes:

Amounts of each ingredient can be adjusted to taste. This recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Every ingredient in this Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime is perfect for the South Beach Diet, or any other low-glycemic eating plan, although you should stick to one avocado if you’re making this for South Beach. Tomatoes aren’t that low in carbs, so for a lower-carb version I would double the cucumbers and use half as many tomatoes.

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44 comments on “Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime”

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  2. So glad you have enjoyed it Althea.

  3. Hi Kalyn. I don't know if I left a comment in the past about this wonderful recipe. I make it often,either using it over a salad or a salsa dip. I haven't made the dressing yet because it is so good without it I don't go any further. Avocados are so good for us so it's extra special knowing that we are eating something very healthy. Thank you for posting this.

  4. Great idea to use this on fish tacos!

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