Tuesday, July 5, 2011

80(ish)--- Ciabatta Salad with Watermelon and Avocado

When I think about July I think about watermelon. It is juicy and light, yet filling. Perfect in a salad for a light summer dinner.

Watermelon is a great source of antioxidants vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lycopene. AND one cup has only 48 calories!

Ciabatta Salad with Watermelon and Avocado

Serves 4-5 as side salads

2 cups ciabatta cubes

2 cups cubed seedless watermelon

1 ripe avocado, cubed (use 3 Tbsp in dressing)

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 1/2 cups arugula, chopped (I used mine out of my garden- yum!)

Crumbled feta (optional)


3 Tbsp cubed avocado

1/4 cup champagne vinegar

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp olive oil

3 leaves lemon balm (optional)

3 fresh mint leaves

Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bread cubes onto a baking sheet and bake for ~10-12 minutes until toasted. Remove from oven and set aside.

Prepare dressing: in a food processor combine all dressing ingredients until pureed smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine watermelon, remaining avocado cubes, arugula, and red onion. Gently fold in toasted ciabatta cubes.

Spoon on individual plates and drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with feta if desired and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info per ~1 1/4 cup serving: 130 calories, 5.5 g fat, 3 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber


  1. I love absolutely every ingredient in this recipe! I'll definitely be saving this for a future date!

  2. Just came across your blog via Tasty Kitchen and I am impressed! I love your 80/20 balance! And this recipe looks perfect for summer! :)