Watermelon Salad with Cotija, Jicama, and Lime

Individual chiles vary in their heat, so always taste before adding to a dish, and adjust amounts accordingly.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3 to 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (2-3 limes, depending on how big and juicy the limes are)
  • 4 cups watermelon, rind removed, seeded and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped peeled jicama
  • 1/2 serrano chili pepper (or a quarter jalapeño), stem removed, seeded, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Pinch of cumin, to taste

Method

1 Soak the chopped red onion in the lime juice while you are prepping the other ingredients, about 10 minutes.

2 Gently combine all ingredients into a large serving bowl.

Serve immediately. Salad will get soggy if kept overnight.