Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Lime

Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Lime

There are many watermelon salad variations using different herbs or even cheese like feta. I love spicy, however, and I grow Thai basil and jalapenos every summer, so this works well for me.  You can use sweet basil if you do not have the Thai variety. 





  • Whisk together lime juice, oil and lime zest. Set aside.
  • Place frozen watermelon cubes in single layer in large shallow dish. Pour lime juice mixture over watermelon, and gently toss to combine. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Place 5 jalapeño rings each in 4 shallow serving bowls. Mound 1/2 cup watermelon in center of each bowl. Divide marinade among bowls. Sprinkle with basil, sesame seeds and salt, and serve.


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