Watermelon and Avocado Salad


Crisp watermelon and creamy avocado combine to make an unusual and appealing salad.


  • 1 small red onion, peeled and very thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 2 ripe Hass avocados

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • ¼ large watermelon (about 6 pounds)

  • Juice of 1 orange

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup cilantro sprigs, loosely packed

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine onion and vinegar. Marinate, covered, in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

  2. Cut avocados in half; remove pits and skin. Cut into 1-inch chunks and toss with the lime juice. Remove seeds from watermelon and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks.

  3. Toss together watermelon, avocado, orange juice, olive oil, and cilantro sprigs, reserving some sprigs for garnish. Drain onion and add to salad; add salt and pepper to taste. Toss again and garnish with reserved cilantro.

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