Spicy Watermelon Salad


Yuzu is a fragrant Asian citrus. Buy yuzu juice at Asian markets or online to create this summery side dish salad recipe.

Spicy Watermelon Salad
Photo: John Kernick
Total Time:
25 mins
6 cups


  • 4 cup watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch crescents

  • 2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced*

  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon yuzu juice or fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, torn


  1. On a large platter arrange watermelon cubes surrounded by a ring of cucumber slices with curved sides out. Place serrano chiles on cucumber.

  2. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, yuzu juice, balsamic vinegar, lime zest, and salt and black pepper to taste with a fork.

  3. Drizzle the dressing over mixture on platter. Top with feta and fresh mint just before serving.

*Chile tip:

Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 12.3mg 62%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 221mg 5%
Folate, total 18.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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