Chile Lime Watermelon Wedges with Cilantro

June 19, 2014 • Appetizers & Snacks, Recipes, Seasons, Summer

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Today, I have on offer a ridiculously crave-worthy and simple summer snack, appetizer, or side dish, ideal for backyard barbecues and 4th of July celebrations – Chile Lime Watermelon Wedges with Cilantro. Salty, spicy, acidic, sweet, juicy, refreshing, surprising watermelon wedges. You won’t be able to stop yourself from eating five at a time. I know from personal experience.



In order to make your summer watermelon even more addicting than it already is, you’re going to need a bottle of this stuff right here. Tajin Clasico Seasoning. It’s coarse salt, red chiles, and lime. If we can find it here in Alaska at our local Safeway, I can bet you can find it in the latin foods section of most of your local stores as well. It’s equally fantastic on fresh mango slices and pineapple, too. In fact the inspiration for this dish came from trips down to Baja Mexico in our college days in San Diego, where you can buy a fresh handful of mango slices with chiles, salt, and a squeeze of lime. Heaven, I tell you.

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Chile Lime Watermelon Wedges with Cilantro

Surprisingly salty and spicy, these Chile Lime Watermelon Wedges with Cilantro will disappear quickly at any summer gathering.

Yields: 12 wedges, serves 4-6

  • 12 watermelon wedges, chilled
  • 1 lime
  • [Tajin Clasico Seasoning|], to taste
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped

Rub the top side of each watermelon wedge with a slice of lime, squeezing the lime gently as you go. Season the top of each watermelon wedge generously with Tajin seasoning, to taste. Sprinkle cilantro over all the wedges. Place the watermelon wedges on a serving platter and serve promptly or refrigerate until ready to serve.