20 Avocado Salad Recipes Everyone Will Love

There are few limits on how you can use avocados in a salad. However, always remember that these delicious avocados turn brown quickly, so peel and add them JUST before serving!

1. Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Cucumber and Avocado Salad
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This is the ultimate cool and refreshing salad. If not serving the salad right away, do not add the avocado until the last minute.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 peeled and thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 diced sweet onion
  • 1 chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. hot sauce
  • 2 chopped medium tomatoes
  • 2 diced avocados

Directions:

  1. Place the cucumber slices in a bowl and toss with the salt.
  2. Let sit for an hour, then drain the liquid – this will make the salad much less watery.
  3. Combine the onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, cilantro, white wine vinegar, hot sauce, and tomatoes.
  4. Make sure the cucumber slices are drained and add them to the salad.
  5. Toss with the avocadoes and serve immediately.

2. Avocado and Tuna Tapas

Avocado and Tuna Tapas
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This is an incredibly elegant way to serve a tuna salad.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup drained and flaked canned tuna
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 4 chopped scallions
  • ½ tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 halved avocados

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the avocadoes in a bowl.
  2. Spoon the tuna mixture into the avocado halves.

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3. Crab Avocado Salad

Crab Avocado Salad
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Lump crab is fine but using fresh flaked crab will truly elevate this salad to something special.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. flaked crab meat
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. chopped green olives
  • 8 oz. baby spinach
  • 1 peeled and cubed avocado
  • 3 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil and sauté the onion for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the tomatoes to a salad bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the flaked crab meat, tomatoes, olives, spinach, avocado, cilantro, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and top with feta cheese.

4. Watermelon, Mango, and Avocado Salad

Watermelon, Mango, and Avocado Salad
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There is nothing better during watermelon season.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sliced onion
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 2 diced mangos
  • 3 tbsp. chopped basil
  • 2 ripe chopped avocados
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine the orange juice and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss the watermelon and mango in the liquid and add the basil.
  3. Adjust for salt and add the avocados.
  4. Drizzle with lemon juice.

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5. Avocado and Tomato Salad

Avocado and Tomato Salad
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This salad makes a great starter for a company dinner.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 4 chopped avocados
  • 1 chopped small red onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Combine the tomatoes, avocadoes, onion, and red bell pepper in a bowl.
  2. Season with pepper.
  3. Combine the olive oil and lime juice and drizzle over the salad.
  4. Top with feta cheese.
  5. Serve immediately.

6. Tequila Lime Salad

Tequila Lime Salad
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This can be a side salad or a complete meal if served with chicken on top.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chopped head of romaine lettuce
  • 3 tbsp. chopped scallions
  • 1 chopped large tomato
  • 1 chopped avocado
  • 3 tbsp. sliced black olives
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. tequila
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. Combine the lettuce, scallions, tomato, avocado, olives, and bell pepper in a bowl.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bottle.
  3. Shake the dressing and drizzle over the salad.
  4. Serve immediately.

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7. Spinach, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad

Spinach, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad
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A lot of superfoods for one salad.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

Salad

  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup baby spinach
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 1 peeled and chopped cucumber
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. crumbled feta cheese

Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cooked the quinoa in the chicken broth by bringing the broth to a boil.
  2. Lower the temperature and simmer the quinoa for 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer the spinach to the platter and top with the cooked quinoa, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, and feta cheese.
  4. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bottle, shake well, and drizzle over the salad.

8. Mexican Avocado Salad

Mexican Avocado Salad
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You can roast the corn for an added flavor boost.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cubed avocados
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • ½ cup cubed queso fresco cheese
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. cumin

Directions:

  1. Place the avocado in a bowl and drizzle with lime juice.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and gently blend them.
  3. Serve immediately.

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9. Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing

Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing
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This is a fruity salad that works very well.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 10 servings.

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 1 head of chopped Romain lettuce
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 diced fresh pear
  • 1 diced avocado
  • ¼ cup drained canned mandarins

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, walnuts, feta cheese, pear, avocado, and mandarins.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bottle, shake, and drizzle over the fruit salad.

10. Chicken, Avocado, and Mango Salad

Chicken, Avocado, and Mango Salad
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The blend of spicy chicken and sweet mango work well together.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups shredded prepared chicken
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 diced mangos
  • 2 diced avocados
  • 1 ½ cup baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Season the shredded chicken with chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic salt.
  2. Toss the seasoned chicken in a bowl with the mango and avocado.
  3. Transfer the spinach to a platter and top with the salad.

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11. Shrimp Avocado Salad

Shrimp Avocado Salad
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Just a handful of ingredients turn this salad into a special meal.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 1 ¼ lb. precooked medium shrimp
  • 2 sliced avocados
  • 3 tbsp. diced sweet onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 chopped head of lettuce
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro

Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bottle.
  2. Toss the shrimp, onion, and avocado in a bowl and place on top of the lettuce.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Drizzle with the dressing and top with cilantro.

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12. Avocado and Grilled Corn

Avocado and Grilled Corn
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Grilling the corn heightens the taste level.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ears of fresh corn
  • 1 cup drained and rinsed canned white beans
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped spinach
  • 2 tsp. crumbled Roquefort cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 peeled and chopped avocado

Directions:

  1. Boil the corn in a pot of boiling salted water for 6 minutes, then drain.
  2. Heat a grill for medium heat and grill the cooked corn for 3 minutes per side. Let cool.
  3. Remove the kernels and place them in a large salad bowl.
  4. Add the beans, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, tomato, spinach, and Roquefort cheese.
  5. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Add the avocado before serving.

13. Strawberry Avocado Salad

Strawberry Avocado Salad
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Prepare this salad with the freshest strawberries.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 4 tsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 8 sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tbsp. crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the avocado oil, honey, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the salad greens to a salad bowl and add the avocado and strawberries.
  3. Drizzle with the dressing and top with the walnuts and goat cheese.

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14. Bacon Avocado Salad

Bacon Avocado Salad
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Who can resist bacon? Serve this with some garlic bread and it’s a perfect full meal.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. chopped bacon
  • 1 peeled and diced cucumber
  • 2 chopped and seeded tomatoes
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 peeled and diced avocadoes
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 chopped small onion

Directions:

  1. Fry the bacon in a skillet while turning it several times for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain on a paper towel.
  3. Combine the cucumber, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, sugar, pepper, avocadoes, and chicken in a bowl.
  4. Add the bacon bits, cilantro, and onion and toss.

15. Cobb Salad with Avocado

Cobb Salad with Avocado
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This is an excellent take on a cobb salad.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chopped head of romaine lettuce
  • 4 peeled and quartered hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup diced prepared chicken
  • 6 sliced fried and crumbled bacon
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup Ranch dressing

Directions:

  1. Transfer the chopped lettuce to a platter.
  2. In nice rows, assemble the hard-boiled eggs, diced chicken, bacon, avocado, and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Drizzle with the Ranch dressing.

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16. Chickpea Avocado Salad

Chickpea Avocado Salad
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The chickpeas add good protein to this salad.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 30 oz. drained canned kidney beans
  • 1 sliced and diced cucumber
  • 1 peeled and sliced zucchini
  • 8 oz. drained and chopped marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 diced avocadoes
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • ¼ cup chopped black olives
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro

Dressing

  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp. apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the salad.
  3. Adjust the seasoning as needed.

17. Cucumber Avocado Salad

Cucumber Avocado Salad
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This is a very easy salad to prepare.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 3 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large peeled and cubed cucumber
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 diced avocados
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Peel and cube the cucumber and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Let sit for 1 hour, then drain the cucumber of all liquid.
  3. Place the cucumber in a bowl with the cubed avocado and sweet onions.
  4. Combine the lemon juice and olive oil and drizzle over the salad.
  5. Top with red pepper flakes.

18. Herbed Avocado Salad

Herbed Avocado Salad
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This salad makes wonderful use of herbs.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 chopped radishes
  • 5 chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • 1 chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 5 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 peeled and sliced avocados

Directions:

  1. Combine the pine nuts, cumin, olive oil, salt, radishes, scallions, cilantro, basil, thyme, and chopped jalapeno pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Whisk the lime juice, olive, honey, and salt together and set aside.
  3. Arrange the avocado slices on a platter.
  4. Drizzle with the lime dressing.
  5. Spoon the pine nut/herb mixture over the avocado slices.

19. Caesar Salad with Avocados

Caesar Salad with Avocados
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Create a delicious Caesar salad with avocados.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chopped head of romaine lettuce
  • 6 sliced fried and crumbled bacon
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 1 cup left-over grilled chicken slices
  • ¾ cup seasoned croutons
  • 6 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Caesar dressing

Directions:

  1. Place the lettuce in a large salad bowl.
  2. Add the bacon, avocado, chicken, croutons, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Drizzle with the dressing.

20. Avocado and Macaroni Salad

Avocado and Macaroni Salad
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A tasty macaroni salad is welcome at any cookout. Try this one with avocado. The avocado replaces the usual mayonnaise – how great is that?? If you have some cooked and shredded chicken laying around, toss it into the salad.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 diced avocado
  • 1 ¼ cup cooked macaroni shells
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • 1 chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 small, diced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp. dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
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