Spicy Watermelon Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad

Recipe by Lauren Duffell, RHN and your watermelon obsessed nutritionist.


If you love watermelon as much as I do, you will find ways to eat it as much as possible!

A few years ago, I visited an organic farm and bought a watermelon. When I cut it open at home, I was so surprised that it was yellow inside! I loved it! It was delicious. I have yet to do a blind taste test to compare yellow with pink watermelon, but the flavour is almost identical.

My mom used to make a watermelon salad with mint, goat cheese, and cucumber. This recipe is a spicy twist on that classic. It goes really well with BBQ anything: tempeh, chicken thighs, pork tenderloin. Hope you are enjoying the summer and all the delicious fresh foods that come with it!!

(serves 3-4)

Ingredients for Salad

  • ½ medium sized yellow (or pink) watermelon, diced
  • ½ English cucumber, diced
  • 1 orange tomato (or red tomato), diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup minced green onion
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds or cashews


  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1.5 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Dice all salad ingredients small so that you can get more than 1 flavour in each bite. If the watermelon has seeds, do your best to get the large ones out.
  • Mix together in a large bowl
  • Mix the dressing separately, then pour on top. If you like more spice, you can add more chilli powder and cayenne.




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