Watermelon, Avocado, & Cucumber Salad with Orange Vinaigrette (and no-waste infused water!)


This simple salad is perfect for refreshing lunch on this hot (and muggy- ugh!) day. I’m loving the pop of flavor from fresh orange juice & zest and that crisp, cold bite of cucumber and watermelon with the creamy avocado. Oh and the color and vibrance from these edible flowers.

#NoWaste Infused Water: Inspired by some recent posts,  I tossed all my leftover watermelon, orange, & cucumber scraps in about a big jar with 8 cups of water & ice. Hello, amazingly easy infused spa water! I was a bit skeptical about the flavor but it was great. It’s a perfect way to use every last scrap.

Watermelon, Avocado, & Cucumber Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
Makes 2 large servings or 4 smaller servings

  • 1/4 small watermelon, diced

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 1 handful of mint, chopped

  • 4 small handfuls of arugula or other mixed green of your choice

  • sea salt, to taste

  • edible flowers and orange zest (optional for a pop!)

  • easy orange vinaigrette (see here)

Toss arugula in orange vinaigrette and season with sea salt and pepper. Place in bowl/plate. Top with avocado, cucumber, watermelon, and mint. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt and orange vinaigrette. Top with flowers and orange zest if using.

No Waste Watermelon Infused Water

  • 8 cups water

  • leftover scraps from this salad

  • ice

Place all leftover scraps in a large jar with water and ice. Place in fridge for an hour before drinking- it’s best cold! I think this is most flavorful the day of. Drink up!

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