Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Watermelon, Lime, Red Onion & Avocado Salad with Cilantro

My mom introduced me to this salad a few weeks ago when I was visiting her. She'd had it at a church activity. I made it again this week while she was visiting me. I was sure to take pictures. It sounds really weird, but it's actually good. The textures and flavors combine really well. I loved it and would give it five stars, but my husband didn't really like it much at all.

One word of preparation advice: make sure you cut the onions really thinly.
2 avocados, pitted and peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 limes, juiced
1/2 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1-2 lbs watermelon, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 bunch cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, add cut avocado. Cover with lime juice and add red onion and watermelon. Drizzle with olive oil and toss with fresh cilantro, salt and pepper.


Jillian said...

Well, if it has cilantro in it, it *must* be good, right?!

Scribbit said...

I agree-with cilantro that's a big stamp of approval.

What a strange pairing--but I tend to be very open to strange pairings because they're so fun to discover.

I even have the watermelon on hand.