For my bachelorette party, a few of my chef friends treated my gal pals and me to an amazing lunch at the cottage. I may have been the bride-to-be, but the star of the day was definitely the chefs’ cucumber avocado salad. I may have already been two or three drinks in, but I made a mental note (as best as a tipsy bachelorette could) to make my own version at home. The key to making this salad super snappy to contrast with the buttery avocado is to draw some of the liquid out of the cucumbers with a simple pinch of salt. Finish the whole thing off with a generous drizzle of umami-rich miso dressing and a sprinkle of crackly sesame.