Arugula, Watermelon and Avocado Salad with Spicy LimeĀ Vinaigrette

June  2, 2011
7 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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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1 Review

hardlikearmour June 2, 2011
This sounds really good! Love the combo of avocado and watermelon - rich and creamy meets sweet and crisp.