Tomato, Nectarine, Cucumber & Avocado Salad

Sunshine on a plate: tomato, avocado, nectarine and cucumber salad

Hands down this is my favourite salad ever! It’s the kind of food that I feel instantly does me good from the inside out and makes me glow.

Prepare this is on a warm sunny day and enjoy it outside in the sunshine and you will feel like you are on holiday. Happiness guaranteed!


  • two ripe salad tomatoes
  • a quarter of a cucumber (roughly)
  • half a nectarine
  • half a ripe avocado
  • one tablespoon pine nuts
  • around 20g vegan greek style cheese (optional/I used violife greek style)
  • one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • one tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • a small bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Using a fork, score the sides of the cucumber and then slice. Then slice the tomatoes, nectarine and avocado and arrange these fresh ingredients on a large plate. (By scoring the cucumber, it allows the dressing and juices from the salad to absorb and cling to the cucumber.)
  • Toast the pine nuts gently by adding them to a warm non-stick pan until they are golden brown. This usually takes only a couple of minutes. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the salad.
  • Tear up the vegan cheese (if using) and basil leaves and sprinkle them over the salad. Next, drizzle over the olive oil and cider vinegar. Season with a little salt and black pepper, and enjoy!
Sunshine salad and fresh flatbread

I served this salad with a super simple and easy to make flatbread, which will be the next recipe I post!

Grab a nice chilled drink, sit in the sunshine and enjoy!


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