After last week's cooking, I had a lot of left over ingredients: lemons, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, yogurt and cream. I love when I find a recipe that uses ingredients that I already have and need to get rid of. I prepared this cucumber tomato avocado salad and added some fresh corn. This is a healthy side dish to the main course I prepared with the other left overs: butter chicken. I know. BUTTER chicken. I am on a diet. I used half the butter called for and figured between all the servings, it is not THAT BAD. Plus, with a big bowl of the salad, I only need one thigh per serving.
I did not have the fancy spice called for in the chicken, so I improvised and used cumin and coriander, spices I had from the shawarma. The dish results in tender chicken with a creamy, onion filled sauce. Very good served over white rice with cilantro.