Watermelon Salad with Jalapeño and Lime Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Watermelon Salad with Jalapeño and Lime

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Watermelon Salad with Jalapeño and Lime

Thanks to farmers in Texas and Arizona, sweet flavor-packed watermelons are now available year-round. Black sesame seeds add a nice color contrast to this dish, but if you can’t find them, white sesame seeds work just as well.

  • 4Servings

Ingredients

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

Preparation

1. Whisk together lime juice, oil and lime zest. Set aside.

2. Place 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.

3. 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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 90
  • Carbohydrate Content: 7 g
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 201 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g