Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

By Maria Lichty

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Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad with feta, almonds, red onion, and a simple poppy seed dressing is the best summer salad! 

Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad with feta, almonds, red onion, and poppy seed dressing is the best summer salad!

You know a salad is good when you have been eating it every single day for a week and aren’t even sick of it. I actually look forward to this salad every day. I crave it. I need it. I usually crave cookies, but not since I created this Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. I only want to eat this simple summer salad. It is my everything.

Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad is the best summer salad!

Strawberry spinach salad is a classic. I make it all of the time during the spring. I wanted a summer version of the classic, so I made a spinach salad with watermelon. I am SO glad I did because the watermelon is EPIC in this salad. I also added in avocado because we all know avocado makes everything better, including this salad.

Watermelon Salad Recipe

So here is a little rundown of the most perfect summer salad:

  • spinach
  • watermelon
  • avocado
  • red onion
  • feta cheese
  • almonds

Watermelon Salad Recipe with avocado, feta, and poppy seed dressing

Oh, and we can’t forget the poppy seed dressing. This easy homemade dressing is essential to making the salad perfect. It only takes a few minutes to make and is SO good! It is in my fridge at all times now, since I am making this salad every single day.

Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Promise me you will make this Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad this summer. And don’t wait long because you are going to fall in love after one bite and you too will want to eat it every single day.

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Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This simple and refreshing salad is a summer favorite!
4.80 from 5 votes


For the Poppy Seed Dressing:

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon pieces
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup  roughly chopped almonds
  • Half small red onion thinly sliced


  • First, make the poppy seed dressing. In a small bowl or jar, combine the vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, salt, ground mustard, and olive oil. Whisk until combined.
  • Place the spinach, watermelon, avocado slices, feta, almonds, and red onion slices in a large bowl. Drizzle with poppy seed dressing and toss. Serve immediately.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love the summer version! Genius. I haven’t picked up a watermelon yet this season, that needs to change!

  2. 5 stars
    Hey, this recipe looks really amazing. I have to admit, that I haven’t tried watermelon for so long!

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious…. I have made this 3 days in a row… I didn’t have almonds but unsalted roasted mixed nuts…. still wonderful. Thanks for posting it!