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.
3tablespoons lime juice
2tablespoons olive oil
1pinch lime zest
2cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
1⁄4cup basil (or Thai basil)
1teaspoon black sesame seed
1⁄2teaspoon sea salt
- 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.