Mexican Watermelon Salad
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Sweet juicy watermelon combined with crunchy jicama, cucumber, lime juice, cilantro, and slightly salty cojito cheese crumbles. Sprinkle with a dash of chili powder or cayenne for a punch of heat. Great for potlucks, BBQ’s , brunch, or as a side dish.
Recipe type: salad, side dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 lbs. seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into cubes( about 4 cups)
  • 1 lb. jicama, peeled and cut into match sticks (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup cubed English cucumber
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced ( 2-3 Tbsp)
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cojita cheese, crumbled for garnish
  • Dash chili powder, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, jicama, cucumber and cilantro. Pour onions (and lime juice) over watermelon mixture and toss gently. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cojita cheese and a sprinkle of chili powder (optional)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories: 88 Fat: 1.2g Saturated fat: 0.6 g Carbohydrates: 18.6 g Sugar: 11.2 g Sodium: 29.9 mg Fiber: 4.6 g Protein: 2.8 g Cholesterol: 3.1 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at