Mexican Watermelon Salad
This watermelon salad gets a Mexican makeover with crunchy toasted pepitas, salty queso fresco, fresh cilantro and a tangy lime vinaigrette. Serve with tacos or any grilled meat for an easy Mexican feast!
Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 230 kcal
Watermelon Salad 2 cups watermelon cut into 1/2 cubes 1/2 cup raw pepitas 1 teaspoon olive oil pinch of salt 3 cups arugula or other greens 1/2 cup queso fresco or feta crumbled 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/4 fresh cilantro chopped Dressing 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon lime juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon honey salt and pepper to taste
In a small skillet over medium heat, heat the oil and add the pepitas and salt. Toast the pepitas, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper and set aside.
In a large bowl, gently toss the watermelon with the greens, pepitas, cheese, cilantro, onion, and dressing until combined. Serve immediately. Calories: 230 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 121 mg | Potassium: 239 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 910 IU | Vitamin C: 10.3 mg | Calcium: 119 mg | Iron: 1.2 mg