Sunday, September 16, 2012

Watermelon-Avocado Salad



Last summer before we left Charleston my parents came to visit and we had a date night.  We hadn't had a night out since the Little Guy was born so we decided to try a really nice restaurant downtown. We were not disappointed.  Oh my word.  The food was amazing.  I had some type of fish with a watermelon & avocado salad.  It sounded so strange on the menu but I really wanted to try the fish.  Funny how the salad is what sticks out in my mind!

I decided to create my own version since watermelon is in season and we can't get enough of it!  We're always looking for ways to eat more avocado too since it is delicious and a healthy fat.

Watermelon-Avocado Salad

2 cups of cubed watermelon (mine were about the side of a game die)
1 small avocado cubed
1/2 cup feta cheese
6-8 basil leaves

Cube your watermelon.  I wanted the salad to look less rustic so I made precise cubes.  You can really do it how ever you want though.  Peel and cube (as well as you can cube) your avocado.  Chiffonade the basil.  Mix all four ingredients together.

That's it!  It may sound a little odd but this is SO good.  I mean, seriously good.  It is like salad and dessert in one.  It is fresh tasting from the watermelon, tangy from the cheese and fatty from the avocado.  Plus it is so pretty!!  I love green and pink together.

This would make an excellent dish to serve....um....right now!

Sharing this yumminess here!

14 comments:

landedinportugal said...

Looks amazing and so fresh. I will try it!

Lisa @ akawest said...

I am always up for trying recipes with interesting combinations. Thanks for the new recipe!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I can't wait to try this and how pretty would it be for a ladies' luncheon or wedding shower. Love the colors!

Christine said...

Oh! That looks like an interesting combo!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Printabelle said...

I love this combination of colors and textures! What a great salad!

Julia P F said...

Looks fanastatic! Found you on Follow me Wednesday

Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen said...

This look great! Fresh watermelon is one of my favorite things about summer!
Thanks so much for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

thettdiaries said...

Hello from The TT Diaries stopping by from the Wonderful Food Weds. blog hop. I went to a pool party a couple summers ago and a friend brought a watermelon feta salad. At first I was thinking there is no way that it could taste good at all. OH MY WORD was I so wrong. It was delicious!! I can not wait to try it with avocado.

Jill said...

A lovely summery sounding dish!


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Hope you have a fabulous week!
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Being Inspired said...

This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. :)

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Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I found you on DIY dreamer!! I love this recipe. It looks sweet, fresh and full of flavor. Thanks for sharing:)

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Amazing recipe. It looks delicious.
I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/natural-coconut-bubble-bath-and.html
I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
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Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
This is a great combination for a salad, we would love it! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Zachary and Sarah @ HHG said...

I'll be completely honest...this sounds like a strange combination. BUT I have found that those always seem to have the best flavor. I think my husband would love this too! Thanks for sharing. I'm featuring this on Work It Wednesday: http://highheelsandgrills.blogspot.com/2012/09/work-it-wednesday-2.html Feel free to come grab a button! :)

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