Watermelon Salad With Chili Lime Dressing

This is my entry this week to #fruitsandveggiesmonday thanks to @lenasveganliving


I realize I have had very few watermelons in my life. After questioning why, I realize that I just don't want to carry or keep something so big.

In my neighborhood there are stores nearby that have small seedless watermelon. I thought I would just purchase one since it was not too huge.


I happen to be a fan of savory melon dishes so I made a salad with chili lime dressing. I was in Mexico for six months and it is most common to put chili and lime on melon and most fruits.


The summer weather is still nice and warm. We recently got our second heat wave but I know now that it is September we will soon say goodbye. So it would be a crime if I didn't indulge in a sweet juicy summer fruit such as this.

I added cucumber, which is also nice and refreshing, mint, and tomatoes. I ended up opting for cherry tomatoes instead of these big ones.


The items were placed on a bed of baby mix and tossed with the dressing.


The dressing was a simple mixture of olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper and chili flakes.


I toasted some pistachios in a pan and chopped them before they were sprinkled on top of the salad.


The mint was also chopped and sprinkled on after more of the dressing was drizzled over the top.


The tangy spicy dressing is a perfect combination for the sweetness of the watermelon.




Did not know that watermelon can be added to the salad.

There are many ways to eat it. I really love this.

Try melon with fried meat that's very tasty

Ha ha I'm vegan but I'm sure it's tasty.

You can even try this by making soy meat

Thank you for the idea!

I need to get some more watermelon before the season ends here, as well! I'm starting to crave warmer things even before the weather has turned, but I can always leave some space in my meal plan for a lovely light salad like this! Hope all is well with you. :)

I really love the melons that are popular right now in this area. They are conveniently smaller and seedless, even though the ones with the seeds are most likely better for us.
I have to get another one before the winter hits.
Nice to hear from you!

That's an interesting combination. I've only had watermelon in a fruit salad or just as it is.

Thanks I think you would love it.

Have to try it out once.

Looking so appetizing and the colors are lovely and inviting!

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Thank you so much!

You are welcome! I am not vegan but the idea of adding it to a salad is good. I had used watermelon with tomatoes and Italian ham with a vinaigrette and it came out delish.

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Hello this is looking sooo yummy i like the presentation of your plate:)

Yum, I love the mixture of refreshing watermelon with cool mint. Your salad looks like a summertime win @carolynstahl. I agree that lime juice makes everything a little bit better :). Great entry!!

So nice of you to say. Thank you!

How lovely to see you again Carolyn; I guess you are still very busy and I hope you are doing well. This salad is quite a creation; you are such a chef!!! I love melon, but I never tried to make it with salad, however, now I am going to try for sure. Well done my Dear 🍒 🍌🍑🌿🍍🍓🍇
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Aww hello Lena. I only work five days a week but it is so different all the time. Today we thought it would be dead and it was extreme.
But I miss the steemit community gathering so I took the time before work to finally post.
Thank you for a lovely compliment!!!

Se ve super esa clase de Ensalada con patilla @carolynstahl. Deliciosa y como dices la combinación perfecta