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Watermelon, Mango, and Jicama Salad

Watermelon, Mango, and Jicama Salad

An update on the retro watermelon salad. Cool and refreshing!MORE+LESS-

2

tablespoons red wine vinegar

1/4

teaspoon ground cumin

1/8

teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2

teaspoon ground black pepper

2

tablespoons chopped cilantro

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  • 1

    In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, vinegar, honey, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  • 2

    Combine watermelon, jicama, and mango in a large bowl.

  • 3

    Pour dressing over and toss well.

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More About This Recipe

  • When I was a little girl, my mom owned a catering company. I remember her crew filling hollowed out watermelons with fruit salad just about every single day.I spent a lot of time with a melon baller in hand, helping them make perfect little circles out of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. It might have tasted good, but it was totally boring!I’ve taken the watermelon salad and brought it to present day. But I just couldn’t give up the watermelon bowl – that needed to stay. Call it a throwback to the ‘80s.You can serve this salad in a regular dish, but it adds a fun twist to use the watermelon rind as the bowl. To do this simply wash the outside of your watermelon, and cut in half. Cut a little bit off of the bottom to keep the watermelon steady. You don’t want your watermelon bowl to roll away, do you? Using a melon baller, start to make watermelon balls. Put them in a large bowl. When you have gotten all the watermelon out of the rind, scoop out the inside to hold the rest of your salad.Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss well. Put the salad into the watermelon bowl and enjoy!

Watermelon and Jicama Salad

Toss all ingredients together just before service. Serve well chilled.


Jicama and Watermelon Salad

Happy Mother’s Day this weekend to all the Mom’s out there! I don’t get to see my mom on Mother’s Day, but I do get to see her in a couple weeks, so that is good. Do you have plans for this weekend? Tomorrow my son and I are going to volunteer for the Homeless Gear Project in our city. Any plans we might have had for Sunday are probably on hold at this point. I just looked at the forecast and they are predicting snow. Seriously? It is May, almost the middle of May. Snow should not be in the forecast. 75 and sunny is what should be in the forecast. I am just crossing my fingers they are wrong.

Hopefully where you are, the weather is actually warming up and you are going to have a beautiful weekend. Part of your weekend should definitely include this watermelon salad. Watermelons have started showing up in my grocery store, and I have been taking full advantage. Watermelon has to be one of my favorite summer fruits. And I love that you can switch it up and enjoy it with new flavors in a salad. I made this salad earlier this week for my cooking club. It was our last meeting until the fall when school starts again. Everyone loved it, and it was so easy to make.

Most watermelon salads I have seen have cheese and often times onions involved. I wanted to go a slightly different route. I was introduced to jicama by Chef Peter from Certified Angus Beef, and I have been wanting to find a reason to use it ever since. This watermelon salad is the perfect use. Jicama is slightly sweet. It is kind of a cross between a potato and a pear. It has a very unique taste, and it pairs perfectly with the sweet and juicy watermelon. The honey-lime vinaigrette just brings it all together. I made the salad the day before, and then just tossed it with the dressing when I was ready to serve. Works great for parties or get togethers that you have coming up. You could even serve this with your Mother’s Day brunch this weekend!


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Assemble salad on a plate or serving bowl. Whisk together tequila, lime, balsamic and salt. Drizzle both oils while whisking to emulsify. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Variations

Fresh salsa recipes are so easy and fun to play around with. You can totally make a salsa to fit your own favorite flavors.

Maybe you’re not a fan of jicama? Then try some fresh cucumber.

Don’t like cilantro? How about fresh mint or basil?

You could add some sweet bell pepper. Bites of diced yellow, green, or orange would add extra color, crunch, and flavor.

Want more fruit? How about diced fresh pineapple or mango?

I’d love to hear your own variations – do come back and let me know!


Watch the video: Eat Well: Watermelon Jicama Salad (January 2022).