Talk about refreshing! This Mexican Watermelon Salad is a spin on my Mexican Grilled Corn, and with only four ingredients, it’s made in minutes! It’s the perfect fruit salad to bring for any Summertime picnic, potluck or your weekend barbecue!
Mexican Watermelon Salad
Ice cold, cubed watermelon is refreshing, but I like to spice it up and add a few simple, on hand ingredients and this fruit salad gets elevated. I served this the other evening alongside my Ground Beef Enchiladas and Cilantro Lime Rice.
What’s in a Mexican Watermelon Salad?
I use seeded watermelon cut up into 1 inch cubes. Fresh lime juice and zest are added to coat the watermelon and chili powder gets dusted on top. Stir together to mix and crumble cotija cheese on top before serving. That’s all there is to this beauty!
It’s a great fruit salad that comes together in no time and is a surprising hit every where I bring it.
What’s a Mexican Watermelon Salad taste like?
You have the sweetness coming from the watermelon, the tang from the lime juice and the hint of heat from chili powder.
I like to make my own Homemade Chili Powder, but feel free to use your favorite.
The cotija cheese adds the element of saltiness and the combination is fantastic.
Can this Watermelon Salad be made ahead of time?
Yes. I make it up to the point of adding the cheese. Just keep it separate until ready to serve.
Easy Mexican Watermelon Salad
- 1 seedless watermelon
- 2 limes juiced and zest
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 cup cotija cheese crumbled
- Cube watermelon into 1 inch pieces.
- In a bowl add the watermelon, lime juice, kosher sat and chili powder. Toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, covered.
- Crumble cotija cheese over salad and the zest from 1 lime before serving.