Watermelon, sweet melon and goat’s cheese salad

Watermelon, sweet melon and goat’s cheese salad


  • 1/4 seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 sweet melon
  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 long green chili, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of castor sugar
  • 150g soft goat’s cheese, crumbled
  • Handful of mint leaves



  1. Using a small melon baller, cut as many balls from the melons as you can and place in a bowl, discarding any seeds.
  2. Repeat with the avocados and place in a separate bowl with the lemon juice, tossing to coat.
  3. Peel skin and white pith from 1 orange. Holding the fruit over a bowl to catch any juices, slice into segments, then add segments to melon along with cucumber.
  4. Add the chilli and sugar to the bowl with the orange juice, then squeeze in the juice of the remaining orange.
  5. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then whisk to combine.
  6. Add the avocado to the melon mixture, then pour over half the dressing and gently toss to combine.
  7. Place on a platter and scatter with goat’s cheese and mint.
  8. Serve with the remaining dressing.
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