Avocado Watermelon Salad

Watermelon turns savory in this cool summer salad. Served on a bed of arugula and alongside fresh cherry tomatoes, avocado, and cucumber, the light sweetness of the dish is balanced by acidic balsamic vinaigrette.

I love this salad for its endless versatility. Make it your own by adding slivered red onion, olives, a garnish of cilantro, even GRAPES! The only limit is your imagination. How did you spruce it up? Comment below and let me know your creative genius!


INGREDIENTS

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1-2 c. arugula

2 c. watermelon, chilled and cubed

1/2 cucumber, chilled and quartered

1 avocado, cubed

1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes (chopped tomato is fine as well)

1 handful slivered almonds

Optional: 1/4 c. sliced red onion

Dressing:

1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette

1 tablespoon sugar

A few dashes of salt

Optional: 1 tablespoon olive oil


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Mix together dressing in a small spice bowl. In another bowl, combine all chopped ingredients together.

Garnish with almond flakes and carefully fold in your dressing, adding a little at a time as you desire. Serve immediately.

This bowl is best when the watermelon and cucumber are slightly chilled in the refrigerator first.

I don’t feel this dish keeps well for leftovers – all that water from your melons, browned avocadoes, no thank you!¬†It’s best to store each piece separately and combine directly before your meal.