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Avocado and Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing

Serves 4

This salad features two of my favorite superstar foods with a dressing that screams flavor.


  • 2 organic romaine hearts, chopped

  • 2 avocados, cut into segments*

  • 2 cups 1/2 inch diced watermelon

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped purple onion

  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, then flesh minced

  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 tbsp of jam, honey, or something sweet


In a small bowl combine jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and jam. Whisk until well combined, and taste for seasoning. If the dressing seems too acidic add more olive oil. If it seems too oily, add a splash of rice wine vinegar or more lime juice. In a large bowl combine the avocado, watermelon, onion, and lettuce. Toss with dressing right before serving.

*To cut avocados: Cut them in half from end to end and remove seed (stab it with a knife and twist, the seed should come right out). Cut the halves end to end again to make quarters. Make 3 lengthwise slices in each quarter not cutting through skin and then peel back skin to make your avocado slices.

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