Mexican Watermelon Cucumber Salad
May 25, 2020
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Citrusy, crunchy, and spicy with cooling watermelon and cucumber.
Let's start with spicing up the pepitas.
Just a bit of ancho chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, oil, and fresh lime juice.
Combine them all in a bowl and mix well.
The recipe calls for raw pepitas and toasting the spiced pepitas in the oven. Since the pepitas I have are already roasted and salted, I just gave them a little sauté in a non-stick skillet to bloom the spices and get a little more color on the seeds.
While the seeds are cooling let's attend to the melon.
In the bowl are the watermelon, cucumber, and red onion slices that had been chilling out in some ice water. To that, you are going to add the oil, ancho chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, lime zest, and juice.
Sprinkle on the spiced pepitas and chopped mint right before serving.
Make it, you'll be happy you did
And that's that!