Zesty Watermelon Salad

September 6, 2018
Do you ever have a meal that just sticks with you, and you find yourself randomly craving it? This may be the most vegan thing I've said to date, but that meal for me is a fruit salad I had last summer. Never did I think I'd be the type to daydream about fruit salad, but here we are. I decided it was time I addressed this longing and made my own obsession-worthy fruit salad! I wanted to make one that had a bit of a zesty kick so I whipped up a homemade version of the well-known Mexican fruit seasoning Tajin and included a few of my favorite summer fruits. The result is a simple and refreshing fruit salad that's perfect as a snack, appetizer, or dessert.
Watermelon Salad

Zesty Watermelon Salad

Recipe Type: Allergen Free Salads
utensils YIELDS 2 servings
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  • 2 cups Watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup Cucumber, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons (depending on taste) Fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 Small lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon Demerara sugar or raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chili flakes
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1.) Chop the watermelon and cucumber into small bite-size pieces and halve the cherry tomatoes. Place these all into a medium mixing bowl. 2.) In a small bowl mix together the sugar, salt, paprika, black pepper, and chili flakes. If you want to get fancy, use a mortar and pestle to grind these ingredients into a fine seasoning. 3.) Add the juice of 1 small lime, the cilantro, and the seasoning mixture into the bowl of chopped fruit. Toss lightly until all the fruits are coated. 4.) Served chilled and enjoy! TIP: The salt will extract some of the juices from the fruit, and this liquid would be a great addition to a summery Blood Mary or Michelada cocktail!

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After three years of attending university in Oxford, England to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Aubrey is back in her hometown in Los Angeles ready to spread the knowledge through private nutritionist services, recipe creating, and more. When she isn’t scouring through new science journals or dancing around the kitchen making new recipes, Aubrey can be found hiking, reading, or hunting for the best cup of coffee in LA.


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