Grilled Lemon Cucumber & Avocado Salad


  • 4 lemon cucumbers 
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided 
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn 
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seed
  • Sea salt 
  • Black pepper 
  • Olive oil 


Preheat a grill to high heat (I prefer wood or charcoal). 

Cut cucumbers in half, lengthwise. Place in a bowl and toss to coat with half of the olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. 

Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are lightly charred.

Cut each half of cucumber into 1/3’s so that you have equal wedges. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and using a large kitchen spoon remove the flesh. Place on a cutting board, cut side down, and cut each half into 6 wedges. 

In a small saucepan toast the coriander seeds until fragrant. Using a mortar and pestle lightly crack the seeds. Or you can place them on a cutting board and smash them lightly with the side of your knife. 

Arrange the cucumber and avocado wedges on a platter, drizzle with lemon juice and remaining olive oil.

Top with coriander seeds and torn basil leaves.


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