1teaspoondried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
½cucumberdiced (peeled or unpeeled, your choice!)
1celery stalkdiced (about ⅓ cup when chopped)
3ripe Hass avocados(see notes!)
Corn kernels, black beans, chickpeas, fresh cilantro, or diced scallion for the salad
Sriracha, mustard, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper for the dressing
Add the diced red onion in a bowl with lemon juice, stir to combine, and allow it to marinate while you get the rest of the ingredients ready and the vegetables chopped.
Add the mayo, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and parsley, and mix well. Stir in any mustard, sriracha, cayenne pepper, or paprika, if using.
Stir in the chopped tomato, cucumber, and celery. Add corn, black beans, or chickpeas, if using.
Cut the avocados in half. Carefully remove the pit using a knife (NEVER do this in your hand!!). Use a spoon to scoop out half of the avocado from the center, leaving a little in the skin.
Chop the scooped out avocado and gently stir it into the salad.
Spoon the avocado halves with the salad, garnish with more parsley or other herbs, and serve immediately.
Vegan mayo: Try making your own vegan mayo, it is the BEST!! Serving option: You can scoop out the whole avocado and keep just the skins for serving the salad. This way you will have more avocado in your salad. I prefer mixing about half of the avocado into the salad, and leaving the other half to scoop out with a fork as I eat, since I can taste the avocado more this way. Storing leftover salad: I recommend only slicing as many avocados as you want to eat fresh, and storing the creamy tomato + cucumber salad leftovers in the fridge. This way, when you're ready to enjoy stuffed avocados, you simply slice open an avocado, scoop out some of the flesh, and stir it into your salad. Avocado storing tip: If you do need to store a halved avocado, the best way to do this is to keep the pit in the avocado. Even if you took the pit out, place the pit back into the avocado half and store it in a sealed container. And make sure to squeeze a little lemon juice or lime juice on the avocado flesh to keep it from oxidizing!