Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Lime

Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Lime

  • Prep: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Serving: 2 Servings

This delightfully juicy salad is a luscious mix of chilled watermelon with spicy jalapeño and fresh lime juice.


  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil or Thai basil, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place the lime juice, oil and lime zest into a bowl and whisk well to blend.
  2. Put the watermelon into a large and shallow dish and then add the lime juice mixture. Gently toss to combine and then place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.
  3. To serve, divide the jalapeno slices between 2 plates and then top with the watermelon mixture. Garnish each serving with the basil, sesame seeds and a sprinkle of salt. Serve immediately.


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