Watermelon Avocado Salad With Cucumbers

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Is there a more beloved summertime fruit than the gorgeous, juicy watermelon? It’s so refreshing, sweet, and is a wonderful source of water, which can aid your hydration efforts during the summer months. It goes great as a healthy snack or in salads, salsas, smoothies, and more. Since this recipe incorporates cucumber, it only increases your water intake.

The consumption of watermelons has gradually increased over the past 20 years. Food data states that watermelon consumption per capita was 13.8 pounds in 2000, but grew to 15.7 pounds in 2018. On a global scale, China is the leading producer and consumer of watermelons. The water content of watermelon is roughly 92% and it is naturally low in calories, exhibiting 80 calories per two-cup serving. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, magnesium, biotin, B vitamins, pantothenic acid, and copper. In addition to these micronutrients, watermelon also offers phytonutrients like lycopene, which exhibits anti-inflammatory properties.

Watermelon may be the star of this refreshing salad, but it isn’t the only nutritious ingredient. This salad includes cucumber, avocado, red onion, and the fresh herbs of your choice. Both mint and basil go great with this collection of ingredients. The dressing is the glue that holds all of these ingredients together. It exhibits a smooth texture and zesty flavor profile. The lime juice brightens the watermelon to make it sing on your palate! We hope you enjoy this recipe, and let us know if you want to see more like it in the comments.

Watermelon Avocado Salad With Cucumbers
  • Prep Time:10m
  • Total Time:10m

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 4 c watermelon, cubed
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 c fresh basil, torn
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed

For the Dressing

  • 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. raw agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

For the Salad

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the basil, to a large bowl and toss gently to combine.
  2. Throw in the basil right before you pour in the dressing so as to not wilt the leaves.

For the Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients and then taste. Adjust seasonings as needed.
  2. After adding the torn basil leaves to the salad bowl, pour the dressing over and toss to thoroughly coat the ingredients. Enjoy!
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