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Self-Dressing Salad of Your Dreams

What?  You don’t dream of salad?  Yeah, me neither….~snort~….but, this salad is like a dream because #1) It’s simple, #2) It’s delicious and Bonus #3) If you’re a newbie in the kitchen or an experienced cook, bringing this dish to any occasion will add to your kitchen cred.

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Christmas dinner filled with heavy offerings?  Why not bring a light, yet flavor-packed salad?  Why not, indeed.

Self-Dressing Salad of Your Dreams

This recipe is traditional summer fare, but works on any table, any occasion.  Well, maybe not a bachelor’s party or a cookie swap, but you get what I’m telling you, right?

This salad be versatile!

Self-Dressing Salad


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 avocados, peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper


  1. Chop all veggies into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mix chopped veggies with garlic, lemon juice and pepper in bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


This salad is good in the winter when you want something to offset heavy meals and can be mixed into pasta, but in the summer, with homegrown produce, it's off the charts delicious.

Trust me, baby.

* This recipe was cut from the San Antonio Express News Food Section almost 20-years ago; I don't know the original source.

Typically, I double the recipe.  I also prefer to eat it the day it’s made.  There’s something about avocados that have been sitting around that is. just. not. right.  But, you totally do what feels right to you. Don’t let my weird food issues get in your way, no sir.

Happy impressing the hostess!

Now, get to choppin’!  Get to tossin’!

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Thursday 17th of November 2016

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Gail @

Monday 15th of December 2014

Looks so good and I love all the ingredients. Definitely need to try this one out. Thanks.

Patti Tucker

Monday 15th of December 2014

This is one of my all-time fav salads. Easy to make and delish at any time of the year.

Lisa Branam @ A Little Slice of Life

Monday 10th of November 2014

This recipe is sort of amazing in it's simplicity. I pinned it!

Patti Tucker

Monday 10th of November 2014

I doubted this recipe the first time I made it, but on first bite I was wowed.

Catering Equipment

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

Wow, this is a great blog, it's made me actually want to eat a salad! lol

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 12th of February 2014



Thursday 12th of December 2013

This sounds so good right now after eating way too many holiday cookies. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party! Hope to see you again Thurs at 7PM EST.

Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 12th of December 2013

It's an easy (delicious) way to offset the more fattening holiday fare!