Self-Dressing Salad of Your Dreams

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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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  1. Wow!! This looks easy and fab for a newbie cook like myself! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cara @ Craft Dictator says

    This looks so yummy! I’m going to have to make it for sure!

  3. What a great antidote to heavy, holiday food. I happen to have an avocado in my kitchen right now! Thanks!

  4. I love salads…but the summertime veggies are the best!!

  5. This sounds delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Looks so yummy! I love all the fresh flavors and no yucky bottled dressing 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love salads like this. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  8. 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.

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

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

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


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