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Creamy Cucumber, Avocado, Chickpea, & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Make the most of ripe avocados with this super simple, quick, protein-packed salad.

I had a few super ripe avocados in my kitchen last week, and I thought it’d be nice to add them into a side salad for dinner that night.

I didn’t have a ton of time, so I took a quick look at what I had in the fridge and pantry and put this together.

And. It. Rocked.

Creamy Cucumber, Avocado, Chickpea, & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

The avocado gets extra creamy when you toss it with the other ingredients, almost making it part of the vinaigrette that coats it.

We really liked the textural contrast between the crispy cucumbers, creamy chickpeas and chewy sun-dried tomatoes. And those tomatoes added the perfect amount of sweetness, too.

Creamy Cucumber, Avocado, Chickpea, & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

This was a surprise hit, and it was excellent for the warmer weather we had that week. Quick, full of protein, vitamins and healthy fats. And as a bonus, there’s ZERO cooking required. It took all of 5 minutes to put together. It was even good leftover the next day, straight from the refrigerator.

This is definitely something I’ll make again, and it’s a perfect alternative to guacamole when you need to use up avocados when they’re at their peak ripeness.

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Bowl of Creamy Cucumber, Avocado, Chickpea, & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad.

Creamy Cucumber, Avocado, Chickpea, & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Make the most of ripe avocados with this super simple, quick protein-packed salad.


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  1. Place avocados, cucumbers, chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Pour oil and vinegar over top, season with salt and pepper and toss gently to combine. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 421
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 478.2 mg
  • Fat: 34 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.8 g
  • Fiber: 13.1 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: avocado, chickpeas, sundried tomatoes

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

One Comment

  • Allie R Taylor

    What a great dish Ashley! I love that it just came together at the last minute. I can’t stand to let a ripe avocado go to wasted, this is the perfect use!

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