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Spicy Watermelon Recipe
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Spicy Watermelon

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"This Latino dish makes a refreshing summer snack with a surprising combination of flavors! Children love it."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Mix cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Place watermelon into serving bowls; sprinkle with spice mixture. Squeeze lime juice over spiced watermelon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2013

This Spicy Watermelon is very similar to the spicy watermelon cups I purchase at my local Flea Market. I enjoy having during the summer months. The salt & heat really bring out the sweetness of the watermelon. And this recipe saves me buckets of money, since my local flea Market sells their cups for $5 bucks a piece. Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2015

Sorry, we didn't care for this. I'm a huge fan of chili lime (Tajin seasoning) on fruit - mango, pineapple, melon - it's one of my favorite snacks, so I thought for sure I'd like this. The cumin was overpowering and the combination of lime with the spices gave everything a bitter flavor. I tried the next bowl without lime and that was better. A sprinkle of salt improved it. If I make this again, I'd definitely leave out the cumin, and possible the coriander too.


8 Ratings

Jul 19, 2013

This is spicy, cool and refreshing! Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 22, 2013

What a great combination of flavours! Never would have thought to add these spices to watermelon. So glad we did. This is a must try, it's so different.

Sep 08, 2014

Neither the children nor the adults liked this at all.

Jul 04, 2014

Just took this to a 4th of July party. It was very well received. It does have a bit of a kick to it at the end. I would recommend it to folks, but I would also recommend to add less spice than called for if you do not like food with too much heat.

Jul 23, 2013

Definitely making this again. So glad I tried it, the name says it all. Thanks

Jul 02, 2015

This was not enjoyed by the adults or children. I'll stick to the occasional sprinkle of salt on my watermelon.


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  • Calories
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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