Crunchy Sweet Watermelon Cucumber Avocado Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 salads
Author Karen Gibson


for the orange mint vinaigrette

  • zest from one orange
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

for the salad

  • 4 heaping cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper diced (optional, for crunch)
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onions
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced (discard pit)
  • 2 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon for garnish
  • crumbled cotija or feta cheese for garnish


  • Add the dressing ingredients to a bowl and whisk (or use an immersion blender) until blended. Set aside. (Can be made ahead and stored in the fridge.)
  • To assemble the salad, toss the greens with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt, then divide among two bowls. Sprinkle bell pepper and red onions over the lettuce. Arrange the avocado slices, then spoon the watermelon and cucumbers on top. Garnish with the tarragon and cheese. Serve dressing on the side.