Watermelon, Two Ways

It is hot today in PDX. Well, hot being a relative term at it’s sunny and in the upper 70s. Nothing like the swamp-like humidity of Columbia, but hot nonetheless. So, in honor of the summer I made two watermelon recipes this afternoon.

Fruit Sticks with Lime and Chile Salt

fruit sticks

1 small, seedless watermelon
1 mango
1 jicama
1 lime
Chili powder

This is a typical Mexican street food snack, really refreshing on a hot day. Peel the mango and jicama, as well as remove the rind from the watermelon. Cut the fruit into inch-thick sticks. In a small bowl, mix together a teaspoon of salt and as much chili powder as you like. Arrange the fruit sticks onto a plate and sprinkle with lime juice and the chili salt.

Watermelon Salad


Fresh Basil
Fresh Mint
Lime juice
Chili powder

Cube several slices of watermelon. Chop the basil and mint and combine with the watermelon in a large bowl. Add the juice of half a lime and salt and chili powder to taste. Toss the ingredients together and serve.


One response to “Watermelon, Two Ways

  1. Going to the store to buy watermelon…..

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