avocado & melon salad

i remember watching in horror as my grandpa sprinkled salt onto his slices of mellon. how dare he! years later, i realized there was a reason to his madness... it's delicious! especially when combined with a little lime and spice.

avocado & mellon salad:
3 cups cubed watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, or any melon variety
1 avocado, sliced
juice of 1/2 lime
sea salt
black pepper
sprinkle of aleppo or red chili flakes
cilantro, trimmed and washed

play with the ratio of melon to avocado - i like a bite of avocado with every few melon bites. use seasonings to taste.

a note about the presentation of this salad: unless you are like me and completely enjoy playing with your food for about an hour in an attempt to make perfect little 1-cubic inch slices of fruit... you can also use a mellon baller to make adorable bite-size mellon balls. or simply sprinkle large slices of melon with rinds intact on a plate and scoop out chunks of avocado with a spoon on top of the melon slices.