California Avocado Watermelon Salad

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Total Time: 20 min

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This salad combines crisp cucumber, refreshing watermelon and creamy California avocados with a splash of balsamic vinegar for a delicious mix of tastes and textures.

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Serves: 4

2 cups watermelon, seedless, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 2 Persian cucumbers, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese, or feta cheese 1/3 cup basil leaves, hand-torn into small shreds 3 Tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar, or to taste 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  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.


Serving Suggestion: This California Avocado Watermelon Salad is a beautiful alternative to a more traditional veggie platter for a party.

Beverage Pairing: A glass of Chenin Blanc or Viognier would make a crisp pairing with the watermelon-avocado salad.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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