Avocado, Watermelon & Cucumber Salad

Bright and refreshing avocado, watermelon and cucumber salad with a delicious drizzle olive oil, squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of fresh cilantro. This salad is like summer on a plate and makes a gorgeous side or appetizer. 

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins

avocado, watermelon & cucumber saladSometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the best.

Simple pretty things that dance around in my head.

Like the summer flavors brought together in this salad. Juicy ripe watermelons, creamy avocado, annnnnddd lime + cilantro? Holy. I took one bite and I knew I had fallen in love.

avocado, watermelon & cucumber salad on a plate

Making this salad was a serious soul saver and a possible artery declogger. After eating half of this pie, my body wanted to punch me in the face. Do you know that feeling? That pie and I aren’t friends anymore because consuming it meant I had to sweat my entire soul out on my yoga mat. However those crazy pretzel-body bending moves convinced me that I have officially learned how to defy both gravity and massive calorie consumption. No biggie.

avocado, watermelon & cucumber salad on a plate with a fork

I’m over my pie indulgence now. Mostly because watermelon and avocado equal a full serving of forgiveness. But just so we’re clear, making vegan salads doesn’t mean I won’t eat a crust full of buttery love. I just have to learn to stop at one slice next time. Probably. Possibly? Ugh.

Moving on. I’ve been coming across a lot of fun finds lately. See?

Bright and refreshing avocado, watermelon & cucumber salad with a delicious drizzle olive oil, squeeze of lime juice, and sprinkle of fresh cilantro. This salad is like summer on a plate and makes a gorgeous side or appetizer. 

I spotted this pumpkin pie martini on the menu at a restaurant the other day. Look, I’m all about embracing Summer flavors but I’ll never get over my obsession with pumpkin.

Or martinis.

Bright and refreshing avocado, watermelon & cucumber salad with a delicious drizzle olive oil, squeeze of lime juice, and sprinkle of fresh cilantro. This salad is like summer on a plate and makes a gorgeous side or appetizer. 

I’m also a cereal lover. The peanut butter and Cheerio marriage is totally working out for me. Then again, Cheerios always make me happy. They have a million flavors now, but where are the pumpkin Cheerios?

Kidding… sort of.

Bright and refreshing avocado, watermelon & cucumber salad with a delicious drizzle olive oil, squeeze of lime juice, and sprinkle of fresh cilantro. This salad is like summer on a plate and makes a gorgeous side or appetizer. 

It’s ridiculous how much I love big dutch ovens. I found this at Williams and Sonoma and nearly fainted in delight. I’d really like to live there and cook with their big expensive blue pots and pans. Please and thank you.

Bright and refreshing avocado, watermelon & cucumber salad with a delicious drizzle olive oil, squeeze of lime juice, and sprinkle of fresh cilantro. This salad is like summer on a plate and makes a gorgeous side or appetizer. 

Have you heard of this AMAZING cookbook? It’s full of delectable baking recipes. It could be a really good Summer beach read too. Just remember to wipe your drool. Buy it.  Seriously right now.

Oh I almost forgot, I need to tell you one last thing!

I’m going to be competing in a cook-off this Sunday in Washington DC. So, if you live around the area, please come! I’ll be creating a traditional chinese dish with an inventive twist. It’s going to be packed with bright, bold flavors and textures. Beer and chinese food… who could resist? 

You can buy your tickets here. Half of all proceeds go to charity.

avocado, watermelon & cucumber salad

If you are finally ready to throw out the Easter desserts then this simple salad might totally be your savior.

Or you could just throw watermelon jelly beans on top of avocado and call it a meal. It’s up to you.

Avocado, Watermelon, & Cucumber Salad

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Salad
Keyword cucumber salad, watermelon and cucumber salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 4
Bright and refreshing avocado, watermelon and cucumber salad with a delicious drizzle olive oil, squeeze of lime juice, and sprinkle of fresh cilantro. This salad is like summer on a plate and makes a gorgeous side or appetizer. 

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, pitted and sliced or cubed
  • 1 seedless watermelon, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add avocado and drizzle with lime juice and olive oil and gently stir to coat. In a separate large bowl, toss watermelon and cucumber together.

  2. Add the avocado mixture on top of the watermelon and cucumbers. 
  3. Sprinkle with cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to replace the cilantro with mint or basil

Add in jalapeño for a bit of spice

Serve on top of arugula or spinach and add tofu for a full meal

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