Wow your guests with a delightful flavor combination they've probably never tried! It's especially refreshing in warm weather and when you can get fresh avocados and watermelon. It's also quite simple and fast to make, as it calls for just 4 ingredients.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a salad bowl, toss together the avocado, watermelon cubes and spinach. Stir in salad dressing just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

459.7 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; fat 39.2g 60% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 735.2mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2009
Update: I DID put some feta into this salad and was glad I did. I think I need to use less dressing. I want the flavor of the dressing but only just. Really the rest of the ingredients are nearly enough... This gets five from me for sheer brilliance. We made this because everything in it is a favorite food item though we'd never have thought to throw them all together. Once we did we weren't sure how good it would be but we were very very pleased and can't wait to make it again. Though next time I'm determined to crumble some feta cheese over it as well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2005
I thought this salad was O.K. but my husband did not like it. You have to REALLY like advocado and watermelon to make this work. The balsamic gives the watermelon an usual taste. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2009
Update: I DID put some feta into this salad and was glad I did. I think I need to use less dressing. I want the flavor of the dressing but only just. Really the rest of the ingredients are nearly enough... This gets five from me for sheer brilliance. We made this because everything in it is a favorite food item though we'd never have thought to throw them all together. Once we did we weren't sure how good it would be but we were very very pleased and can't wait to make it again. Though next time I'm determined to crumble some feta cheese over it as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2007
This salad was delicious -- wonderfully refreshing and an unexpected combination. A definite keeper. It was delightful to eat it tonight with a simple grilled steak. Here's how I made it quick and easy: I bought de-seeded and cut watermelon pieces from our supermarket and also fresh spinach that the market had washed and trimmed for consumption. Proportions of these are not critical: I estimated the proportions of the ingredients to reduce the recipe to serve the two of us well. For the avocado I used half of a perfectly ripe Hass avocado. Here's how I glorified it: Instead of using bottled dressing I made a balsamic dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for this salad again by estimating proportions. I added some honey and salt and pepper to taste and...some fennel seed -- all of this this whirred in the food processor for a couple of minutes until completely smooth and emulsified. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2005
I thought this salad was O.K. but my husband did not like it. You have to REALLY like advocado and watermelon to make this work. The balsamic gives the watermelon an usual taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2005
this recipe rocks if I do say so myself (again:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2006
My dinner party loved this salad. Like everyone else I made a raspberry vinagarette and it was wonderful. I used less than half of the dressing which was more than enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2010
I had just read an article about the amazing health benefits of watermelon (lycopene) but the doctor said to maximize the benefits of it it should be paired with spinach & avocado but he doubted that would be too appetizing. I'm thrilled to find this combination works!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2006
An interesting combination I never would have thought of but it's quite good! I used a sweeter dressing - a raspberry vinagerette. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2007
My 14 year old daughter made this for a school project on healthy eating. No one in my family thought we would like it. We all loved it! It was very crisp and refreshing. Great on a hot day. Would cut down on the dressing a little bit. Thanks for a great new experience. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2008
the bomb diggity! gobbled it up! making it for dinner tonight along with some shish kabobs! Read More
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