I will admit that before I made this salad I was a little skeptical. I thought to myself ok, i’m on board with the whole watermelon and lime part, but avocado and pecans? Aren’t those kind of strange together? But I thought what the heck, it’s such a gorgeous looking salad and sounds super refreshing so I’m just gonna give it a whirl. And wow! Its did not disappoint.
The textures were definitely interesting, but a good interesting. I found myself really thinking about each flavor in my mouth as I chewed. You could taste the watermelon, and then the lime, and then the avocado, and the pecan, and the flavors just kept going ’round and ’round in my mouth. I even went back for seconds!
-One Small watermelon, cut into cubes
-One Avocado, halved and cubed
-1/2 cup toasted pecan halves*
-Cilantro finely chopped
-Juice of a lime
Combine watermelon, pecans, avocado, and cilantro in a large serving bowl. Squeeze lime juice over the top and garnish with lime zest.
*How to Toast the Pecans:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss pecan halves in olive oil and add a dash of salt. Bake for 4 minutes. Toasting the pecans results in a more intense flavor, but you have to watch them closely or they can easily scorch!