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Posts tagged summer eats

May 29

sweet, salty, & spicy watermelon salad


There are few things that I love more than a crisp, fresh salad and a ripe piece of fruit on a hot [read: humid] summer afternoon. A refreshing combination of both of those? To me- that really can’t be beat.

[well, aside from scoring a fabulous pair of designer heels on major markdown but that’s totally off topic now isn’t it…]

This sweet, salty and spicy summer salad has now been added to our grilling rotation [ie- throw protein on the grill and call it dinner] for the season.

Sweet, Salty & Spicy Watermelon Salad

The players:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • jalapeño or 2 serrano peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • small seedless watermelon
  • small cantaloupe
  • English cucumbers
  • jicama
  • mangoes

The play-by-play:
1.Combine lime juice and next 5 ingredients.

2. Place red onion, cilantro, and mint in a large bowl. Dice watermelon and cantaloupe into 1-inch pieces; add to bowl. Peel and dice cucumbers, jicama, and mangoes; add to bowl. Stir in lime juice mixture. Cover and chill 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Happy eats, y’all!

[recipe and photo via]

Lord yes. When it is hot as hell, nothing, NOTHING, is more quenching than fruit.