Watermelon Summer Salad

Watermelon Summer Salad Recipe

A light and fresh summer salad with watermelon, sweet corn, cauliflower and avocado.


  • Fresh Express Baby Spinach, stems removed
  • 1 ear of sweet corn, shucked
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into very small florets
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced small
  • 1 cup watermelon, diced in small, uniform pieces
  • 4 large sea scallops
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
  • When boiling, add the corn and cauliflower. Cook for approximately 3 minutes, until the starchiness it out of the corn.
  • When the corn and cauliflower are done cooking, transfer to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Drain off water and ice, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss spinach, corn, cauliflower, avocado and watermelon with the dressing until well coated.
  • Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Coat a large, heavy sauté pan with extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Cook scallops in pan until they are golden brown on one side, about 2 minutes.
  • Turn and brown on the other side, about 2 minutes. When finished cooking, serve on top of the salad or on the side.

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 2 Tablespoons champagne vinaigrette
  • 1 Tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon white truffle oil (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Dressing Instructions:

  • In a blender, combine all ingredients, except for the oil.
  • Slowly and gradually, in a stead stream, add the oil.
  • Season with salt.
 (1 Review)
Average Rating 5 out of 5
Joann M.
Jul 31, 2017 (3 years 10 months ago)
Delicious Salad!
This looks like a very delicious salad. I definitely will try it. Thanks Fresh Express. Cheers.
Comments  (1)
Bonnie K.
Aug 04, 2017 (3 years 10 months ago)
How many does this recipe serve? Looks delicious
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