Watermelon and Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette makes a refreshing and light summer salad that's ready in less than 10 minutes.
Watermelon and Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette combines sweet watermelon and creamy avocado with greens, cilantro, queso fresco, and a delicious honey lime dressing.
Ever since I ate my first watermelon salad I have been a huge fan, especially when its paired with a tangy cheese like feta or queso fresco. In fact ever summer for the last 3-4 years, its the first thing my brother requests when we meet up at my parents house in New England. Usually I make this classic version with cilantro, red onions, and feta cheese but lately I have been loving this version with avocado and Mexican queso fresco. (If you haven't had queso fresco before, it's a fresh cheese that is a bit like feta but slightly less salty and assertive. Think of it as a milder feta and perfect for anyone who finds feta a little too pungent and overpowering. )
Now let's get back to this salad. If you aren't sure about pairing watermelon with cheese, you just have to take the leap and try it. I promise it works. The sweetness of the melon paired with cheese and avocado is really tasty, especially when it is all pulled together with a simple honey lime vinaigrette. You could also throw in some sliced jalapeno if you like things with a hint of spice. I usually add either slices jalapenos to the salad itself or some diced jalapenos to the dressing since I am always looking for a touch of heat.
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