Southwestern Watermelon Salad Recipe
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Southwestern Watermelon Salad Recipe

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Cilantro, jicama and lime give this refreshing fruit salad created by our Taste of Home Test Kitchen a Southwestern kick.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups cubed peeled mangoes
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled jicama
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 81 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, mangoes, jicama, onion and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, vinegar, lime peel, salt and cayenne. Pour over fruit mixture; gently toss to coat.
  2. Cover and chill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Watermelon Salad in Backyard Living July/August 2006, p26

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