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Watermelon with Lime and Chili Powder

A simple and healthy snack that is sweet, spicy, and citrusy.
Plate of seasoned watermelon chunks.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

2 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed
½ lime
¼ teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste)
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Put watermelon cubes in a serving bowl. Squeeze lime juice over watermelon.
  3. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt, if desired. Stir gently and serve right away.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Try with a mix of fruit and veggies such as other melons, pineapple, cucumber and mango.
  • No lime juice? Try a spice mix that combines lime and chili powder.

Comments

This was actually quite delicious, even though at first I thought, "Why mess with watermelon?  It's perfect as is!"  The combination of lime/chili and sweet melon was so refreshing, I ended up eating much more than I normally would have.  I tried this recipe with cantaloupe, and it was just as tasty, too.

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