Chili Lime Watermelon Cucumber Salad


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large plate filled with chili lime watermelon cucumber salad

If you’re searching for a sweet, spicy, crunchy summer treat, you must make chili lime watermelon cucumber salad.

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I won’t go as in-depth with this recipe as I do with others, simply because there is no real reason to do so. Summer is en route and we’re already experiencing some really hot days out here in Phoenix. Chili lime watermelon cucumber salad makes those days feel a little more bearable. If you’re a sucker for Tajin and are looking for more ideas to use it, don’t skip out on my elote popcorn. It’s a game-changer.

ingredient spread of watermelon, cucumber, jalapeño, lime, Tajin, and cilantro on a pink background

What ingredients are in chili lime watermelon cucumber salad?

  • Seedless watermelon
  • Cucumber – I used Persian but you can use any type depending on what’s available at your grocery store. I love a good English cucumber as well.
  • Tajin or your favorite chili lime seasoning
  • Cilantro, jalapeño, and lime for garnish

That’s it. All you need are 5 ingredients and you’re well on your way to making this delicious salad.

How do you make chili lime watermelon cucumber salad?

Glad you asked! Not going to pretend this is a dish that requires any cooking skills. Just chop your watermelon into one-inch cubes, slice your cucumber, jalapeño, and limes and sprinkle, arrange nicely in a bowl or on a plate and sprinkle with Tajin and cilantro. 

I do have a handy trick for cutting a watermelon into squares though. If you trim the sides of the watermelon so it forms a fat disc, you can trim the additional edges without it slipping around and from there cut it into an oblong cube and get squaring away from there. Don’t forget that all watermelon is delicious regardless of what shape it’s in, so don’t beat yourself up if you end up with triangles or other random shapes. 

chili lime watermelon cucumber salad on a large plate on a white background

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In this segment, I suggest a song for you to listen to while you make chili lime watermelon cucumber salad! You can even stream it right here in your browser. Today’s Recipe Jam is Pull the Lever by Loose Fit. 

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5 from 3 votes

Chili Lime Watermelon Cucumber Salad

If you’re searching for a sweet, spicy, crunchy summer treat, you must make chili lime watermelon cucumber salad. Perfect for breakfast, BBQs, and more.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Fruit, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chili lime, chili lime cucumber, chili lime watermelon, chili lime watermelon cucumber salad, cucumber salad, watermelon cucumber, watermelon cucumber salad, watermelon salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 54kcal


  • 6 cups watermelon
  • 4 Persian cucumbers, (You can also use a regular-sized English cucumber)
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1/2 Tbsp Tajin


  • Cut watermelon into 1 inch cubes and arrange on large plate or bowl with thinly sliced cucumber, jalapeño, and half-moon shaped lime slices.
  • Sprinkle with Tajin and chopped cilantro.


 Nutrition is an estimate and does not include optional ingredients.  
Just a heads up – this page contains some affiliate links which means I make a little bit of money if you click on select links and make a purchase. I only recommend products that I use on the reg!
I’ve received this question a couple of times about how you’re supposed to eat the limes. You’re supposed to squeeze them on top of the salad as you eat it and discard the rinds. Apologies for any confusion there! 
Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Watermelon Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving (170 g)
Calories 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 287mg12%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    • Irina
    • May 30, 2020

    5 stars
    The salad is mouthwatering. I cannot hold myself…

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    5 stars
    My life wasn’t complete until I tried this recipe. It’s deceptively simple, but the combination of flavors and textures has made this my go-to salad this summer. FOr awhile there I was eating this recipe weekly! Btw, If you can’t get ahold of some Tajin, Trader Joe’s has a copycat chili & lime spice.

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