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Spicy Watermelon Recipe

Spicy Watermelon May Sound Like a Weird Snack, but I Swear You'll Eat the Whole Bowl

If you're looking for an easy, healthy, and seriously addictive Summer snack, look no further than spicy watermelon. When I first came across the idea, I'll admit I was skeptical. I love watermelon and I love spicy foods, but together? It sounded a little weird. Still, while watermelon is refreshing, I sometimes find it boring and bland, which is why I decided to give this recipe a try. Especially since it takes basically no time to put together.

I made this recipe really easy on myself and bought precubed, seeded watermelon at the grocery store. Feel free to cut up a watermelon yourself (we recommend using this hack), but the cubes worked just fine! The rest of the ingredients, which are all spices and a lime, I already had on hand.


Once the dish was prepared, I couldn't wait to sample it. And I wasn't disappointed! It was hot and cool at the same time, making it a perfect treat for a Summer day by the pool (or anywhere). I had to try not to eat the entire bowl in one go — it's that addicting!


It's refreshing, tasty, and fun to snack on any time of day — it could even be served for dessert. And a massive bonus is that it's low in calories, meaning, like me, you can eat an entire bowl.

Spicy Watermelon

Spicy Watermelon Recipe



2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon

1/2 lime, juiced

    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

    1/4 teaspoon chili powder

    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cube and deseed watermelon, or use precubed, unseeded watermelon to save time.
  2. Mix all spices in a bowl.
  3. Divide watermelon into serving bowls.
  4. Sprinkle spice mixture over each bowl.
  5. Add lime juice.


Calories per serving
Image Source: Melissa Willets
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