Spicy Summer Watermelon Salad

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Quench your thirst with this salad. You heard that right: this spicy watermelon salad hits all the refreshing feels that will leave you hydrated and happy.

6 easy ingredients will get you a spicy summer watermelon salad that is both refreshing and has a kick to it. This is my new summer salad. I have made it numerous times and have had lots of compliments on it.

Spicy Summer Watermelon Salad


  • 1 large watermelon
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 limes (Juiced)
  • 1 stalk of cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño
  • Himalayan sea salt to taste
Total Time

Prep Time

15 min


Slice into the watermelon and remove the rind.

Cut into large square pieces. Place the cut watermelon in a large mixing bowl.

Wash and peel cucumbers. Chop cucumbers up and add to bowl with watermelon.

Wash jalapeño and take out seeds. Thinly slice half of it. Add the thinly sliced jalapeño pepper and lime juice to the bowl and toss gently until combined.

Sprinkle cilantro leaves and toss once more to incorporate. Then add salt to taste.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Tastes best when marinated for a few hours.

Benefits of watermelon:

Watermelons are mostly water, about 92 percent, but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6, and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There's even a modest amount of potassium. Plus, this summer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup.

Fun facts about watermelon:

Did you know that watermelons have been cultivated in Egypt for more than 5,000 years? Yep, Egyptians depicted watermelon in their drawings on the walls of tombs and even left watermelon with their dead to nourish them as they journeyed through the underworld. Because watermelons are native to Africa, they need hot, sunny conditions to thrive. Some varieties need up to 130 warm days to ripen. Most watermelons mature in 85 to 100 days. We think of watermelon as a fruit because of its sweet flavor, but watermelon is actually a vegetable. It belongs to the cucurbit family and is related to pumpkins, cucumbers, and squash.

Stay hydrated.

Spicy Summer Watermelon Salad

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