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Watermelon Fruit Salad with Jicama, Strawberries & Lime

Watermelon Fruit Salad with Jicama, Strawberries & Lime
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Fruit salads are the quintessential summer salads, and nothing says 4th of July or summer picnics better than a watermelon fruit salad. This recipe adds the crunch of jicama, the sweetness of strawberries and the tang of lime juice. The watermelon and strawberries make it sweet enough, so you forgo any added sugar. Easy, no-cook fruit salad with the creative touch of jicama and lime.

Watermelon fruit salad with jicama, strawberries and lime
Watermelon fruit salad with jicama and strawberries

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Ingredients

Here is a visual list of the ingredients. Check out the recipe below for detailed measurements of each ingredient:

Ingredients for watermelon jicama strawberry fruit salad

Good Substitutions

If you want to forgo the cilantro-lime flavors, and prefer a sweeter fruit salad, you might want to dress it with an infused simple syrup instead.

Other great substitutions or additions include:

  • Feta cheese is a popular ingredient seen with many watermelon salads due to it’s salty, creamy flavor addition;
  • Prosciutto is another addition that adds a salty flavor to the watermelon, as well as upping the protein count;
  • Arugula adds a peppery flavor to the mix;
  • Red pepper flakes adds a spice profile slightly different than the jalapenos;
  • Herbs: I used mint to highlight the sweetness of the watermelon and cilantro to bring out the lime background. Experiment with your favorite fresh herbs…practically all of them will work in one waay or another.  

Watermelon Agua Fresca with Leftovers

If you happen to have any watermelon salad left over, and it’s starting to get mushy, just blend it up into a lovely watermelon agua fresca.

Alternatively, watermelon gazpacho anyone?

Also for a similar fruit salad with a Mexican flair, check out this spicy Mexican fruit salad (with mangos and cucumbers)

Mexican fruit salad in a large bowl.

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Watermelon Jicama Strawberry Fruit Salad

Watermelon jicama fruit salad in black bowl.
The fresh watermelon and strawberries have enough natural sweetness that added sugar is not needed. Add some jicama for a fresh crunch and lime juice and jalapenos for a Mexican flair and you have an awesome fruit salad for summer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 100

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Cut-up watermelon cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6 Ounces strawberries Quartered
  • 1 Jicama small to medium
  • 1-2 Jalapenos chopped
  • 1 Scallion Cut on the diagonal
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh herbs I used mint and cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut watermelon into bite-size pieces. Peel jicama and cut into bit-size pieces. Destem strawberries and quarter them. Add watermelon, jicama, and strawberries to a large bowl and gently toss with hands.
    2 Pounds Cut-up watermelon, 6 Ounces strawberries, 1 Jicama
  • Cut jalapenos and scallions into small pieces. Mince herbs. Add to the bowl.
    Cut lime(s) into wedges and squeeze lime juice over the contents in the bowl. Sprinkle with salt and gently toss everything together with your hands.
    1-2 Jalapenos, 1 Scallion, 3 Tablespoons fresh herbs, 3 Tablespoons lime juice, 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Let the ingredients meld together for a while, refrigerated and covered (for 1/2 hour to overnight.
    When ready to serve, gently stir the fruit salad, garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 395mgPotassium: 409mgFiber: 7gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1.104IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Mmmmm could eat this for days… Oh yeah, I did 🙂

  2. Dorothy Stainbrook says:

    5 stars

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