Feta, watermelon & avocado salad

Feta, watermelon & avocado salad

Watermelon is amazing in a salad, bringing a gorgeously sweet crunchiness. Combine that with salty feta and ripe avocado and you have a feast that's as lovely to eat as it is to look at.

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Serves: 4

500g watermelon

salad leaves (lamb's lettuce, rocket or baby leaves)

2 avocados, peeled, stoned and cut into small chunks

small bunch of radishes, halved

100g sun-dried tomatoes

150g feta, cut into small cubes

juice of 1 lime

2 tbsp olive oil

a few sprigs of mint

salt and black pepper

With a television career spanning over twenty years, Davina McCall has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In addition to her TV shows and charity work, she has launched a bestselling series of fitness DVDs and written her very own healthy cookbook, Davina's 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free, where she shares simple, family-friendly recipes to curb sweet cravings and cut out processed foods.

  1. Cut the watermelon into chunks, removing the peel and seeds. Do this over a bowl to catch the juice and set the juice aside.
  2. Put the salad leaves in a bowl or on a serving platter and add the watermelon, avocados, radishes and feta.
  3. Whisk together any watermelon juice with the lime juice and olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over the salad and garnish with a few sprigs of mint.

Davina's 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free is published by Orion Books at £16.99. www.orionbooks.co.uk

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Photographs: Andrew Hayes-Watkins
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Recipes Type: Salads

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