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Is anyone else excited? Apparently summer is so hot right now and is all the rage 😛

Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who do not function well at all in the heat and just turn completely stupid. My brain loses its function, I get all lethargic and itchy, and all I want to do is curl up under the AC unit.


I do have a cool summer salad to save the day! *CLAPYOURHANDSTOGETHERNOW*

Ever since I started my Paleo (more Faileo often than not) diet, I’ve started increasing my intake of fresh vegetables. As a result, a once sworn carnivore, I’m beginning to crave my salads when I’ve been away from them too long (OMG, who am I?)

One of my favourite salads to have is so simple and refreshing, I thought I’d share it with you for your next meal.

The beauty of this salad recipe? You can use almost any vegetable in it and just replace as you like 🙂

Avocado & Celery Summer Salad Recipe

*All ingredient quantities may be altered depending on your tastebuds
4 stalks of Celery (sliced)
1 Cucumber (cubed)
1 Avocado (mashed)
A bunch of Coriander (chopped)
1 Birds Eye Chilli (sliced) – can be adjusted to suit level of heat preferred
1 Lemon wedge
Salt & Black Pepper to taste


Prepare the ingredients as describe.

The avocado should only be mashed when you are ready to toss everything together (as it will brown if left alone for too long).

Once the avocado is mashed, season with salt and black pepper to taste. Squeeze in the lemon juice and mix thoroughly.

Toss in all other ingredients and mix together.

Serve fresh!

And it is that simple. A lot of the work comes from actually chopping and slicing the vegetables, but if you would rather use a food processor to chop them up, feel free! (I tend not too, as I don’t want to bruise the vegetables too much).

I have added in baby cos lettuce and mint when I was out of coriander, and it worked just as well. So feel free to experiment with different types of vegetables.

So tell me my dear readers, what is your favourite and fastest Summer Salad recipe?