Grilled Watermelon, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad

Grilled Watermelon, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad

Grilled Watermelon, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad

Grilling makes everything better—watermelons get even sweeter from the flames, shrimp gets crisp and plump, and avocado turns deliciously smoky. Get the recipe for Grilled Watermelon, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad »Farideh Sadeghin

This substantial summer salad is a tribute to the "everything tastes better grilled" philosophy of cooking, one with which I am currently obsessed. Here, watermelons get even sweeter from the flames, shrimp gets crisp and plump, and avocado turns deliciously smoky. If you're grilling outdoors, keep the skin on your avocados and simply grill them halved, then spoon out their centers and cut them into wedges. Otherwise, I recommend grilling them indoors with a grill pan. Either way, you're going to get a creamy and toasted avocado. The only thing not grilled here is the cucumber, but why not, go ahead and grill that too if you are so inclined. —Farideh Sadeghin, test kitchen director

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