spicy watermelon salad with cilantro and lime

  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 6 servings 1x


Are you guys ready for this insanely delicious spicy watermelon salad with cilantro and lime!? It’s spicy, sweet, a little bit salty and doused in a super lime-y dressing for the ultimate watermelon salad experience – refreshing and FULL of summer flavor! 



  • 1 mini watermelon, or 1/2 of a regular sized watermelon
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced or minced for less intense heat 
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • pinch of red chili flakes 
  • extra flaky sea salt and red chili flakes for garnish


  1. Cut watermelon into wedges or bite sized pieces.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients – cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, olive oil and chili flakes.
  3. Spoon dressing over the top of the watermelon and finish with flaky sea salt and an extra pinch of chili flakes.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!