Avocado Watermelon Salad

This Avocado Watermelon Salad is light, refreshing and really easy to make. It’s one of my favorite summer salads.
Avocado watermelon salad on a white serving platterThis post is created in partnership and sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today. Not only is it one of my new favorite summer salads which I’ve already made several times, but I created especially for the new California Avocado Summer Soundtrack Cookbook! The cookbook is out now and free to download. The recipes feature California Avocados and are inspired by various musical styles.

Pouring balsamic dressing on the avocado watermelon salad

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My California Avocado and Watermelon Salad is inspired by Hollywood Pop, which is usually what I’m listening to and singing along with when creating recipes in the kitchen. California Avocados and watermelon are arguably the stars of your local produce section. Just how you can’t get that catchy pop song out of your head, this easy, convenient recipe will stay with you all California Avocado season long.

Avocado watermelon salad garnished with feta cheese and fresh herbs

Recipe Tips

  • To save time, you don’t need to arrange the salad the way I did. Feel free to toss all the cubes together into a salad bowl.
  • Because avocados do brown when left out too long, it’s best to prepare the avocado close to when the salad will be consumed. You can also keep them in a sealed container until right before serving to prevent them from browning.
  • Wait until right before serving to add the balsamic dressing otherwise it will brown your salad.

Avocado Watermelon Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

A refreshing, easy and colorful summer salad featuring avocado, watermelon, and cucumbers. It's the perfect salad to bring to a gathering or make for your family at home.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 2 Persian cucumbers cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 2 large ripe avocados peeled, pitted and cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • Handful of basil leaves hand-torn into small shreds
  • Aged balsamic vinegar to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Arrange watermelon, cucumber and avocado cubes in alternating rows on a plate.
  2. Sprinkle with cheese and basil. Drizzle entire surface with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve salad immediately.

Notes:

To save time, you don't need to arrange the salad the way I did. Feel free to toss all the cubes together into a salad bowl.

Because avocados do brown when left out too long, it's best to prepare the avocado close to when the salad will be consumed. You can also keep them in a sealed container until right before serving to prevent them from browning.

Wait until right before serving to add the balsamic dressing otherwise it will brown your salad.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Watermelon Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.7g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7g
Sodium 9.6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 15.7g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 21%
Sugars 7.4g
Protein 2.4g 5%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 3%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

As stated above, this post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. All opinions expressed are my own.

2 comments on “Avocado Watermelon Salad”

  1. Avocadoes are really amazing for your health whether you are dieting or not because of its benefits and if you add watermelon to the mix, everything becomes refreshing. This would definitely be my summer salad. Thank you for posting this.

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