Fresh summer goodness: Five-Minute Guacamole Salad

In the blazing heat of summer, the last thing on our minds is a heavy meal. It's a time of year when we tend to eat lighter, and that means more salads. Either as a side instead of potatoes or as a meal in and of itself, some tasty greens can be just the right thing when the mercury starts to soar. So here's a salad with a summery twist of lime and a hint of cilantro that will help you to beat the heat without losing out on flavor...

You'll need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 avocados
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper
  • 3.5 tbsp olive oil

Here's how:

  1. Wash the vegetables thoroughly. Cut the cucumbers and tomatoes into cubes and put them in a large salad bowl.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and then into cubes while still in the skin. Use a spoon to scrape the cubes out.
  3. Chop the onion into small pieces.
  4. To give your salad that crowning touch, add some cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients together and serve.

With all the ingredients for guacamole plus a few extra, you can make a meal out of that tangy dip. Whether as a light snack, a side dish or a main course, this salad really hits the spot in the summer heat. Enjoy!

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