If you're looking for an easy, healthy, and seriously addictive Summer snack, look no further than spicy watermelon. When I first came across the idea, I'll admit I was skeptical. I love watermelon and I love spicy foods, but together? It sounded a little weird. Still, while watermelon is refreshing, I sometimes find it boring and bland, which is why I decided to give this recipe a try. Especially since it takes basically no time to put together.
I made this recipe really easy on myself and bought precubed, seeded watermelon at the grocery store. Feel free to cut up a watermelon yourself (we recommend using this hack), but the cubes worked just fine! The rest of the ingredients, which are all spices and a lime, I already had on hand.
Once the dish was prepared, I couldn't wait to sample it. And I wasn't disappointed! It was hot and cool at the same time, making it a perfect treat for a Summer day by the pool (or anywhere). I had to try not to eat the entire bowl in one go — it's that addicting!
It's refreshing, tasty, and fun to snack on any time of day — it could even be served for dessert. And a massive bonus is that it's low in calories, meaning, like me, you can eat an entire bowl.
2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon
1/2 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Cube and deseed watermelon, or use precubed, unseeded watermelon to save time.
- Mix all spices in a bowl.
- Divide watermelon into serving bowls.
- Sprinkle spice mixture over each bowl.
- Add lime juice.
- 2 servings
- Calories per serving