Arugula, Watermelon and Avocado Salad with Spicy Lime Vinaigrette

June 2, 2011

Author Notes: The perfect summer salad. Arugula, watermelon and avocado tossed with a spicy lime vinaigrette. Light and refreshing.freshandfoodie

Serves: 4


  • 5 ounces arugula, washed and spun dry
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime (the juice of 1 lime)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. In a large salad bowl, toss the arugula and watermelon. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Add cubed avocado to the vinaigrette and toss very (very!) gently. This step prevents the avocado from browning in the salad.
  3. Add vinaigrette and avocado to the salad bowl and lightly toss to combine. Top salad with freshly cracked pepper before serving.

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