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Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeño Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeño Salad

Along with all the fresh berries, watermelon is one of my favourite summertime fruits being so tasty, sweet, and juicy.

It’s fat-free, only has around 50 calories per cup (it’s 90% water), and contains vitamins and nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, C as well as lycopene, which not only gives watermelon it’s pretty pink-red colour, but may also help fight cancer.

I love pairing watermelon with cucumber since it adds a nice contrast in texture; the crunchy cucumbers with the juicy, soft watermelon is a wonderful combination. Plus cucumber contains a good amount of fibre and water, which aids in healthy digestion.

A sprinkling of a whole diced jalapeño gives it a nice subtle heat. The spiciness of the jalapeño is not overpowering and the sweet and spicy flavours are balanced well together.

However, if you are worried about the added heat, especially when serving spice-sensitive individuals, feel free to add just a little or omit it completely.

Finish it off with fresh lime for acidity and brightness along with sweet, aromatic basil, and a little sea salt and you’ve got a lovely, light fruit salad!

Bowls containing chopped watermelon, cucumber, and jalapeno along with lime zest, lime juice, and basil leaves.

There are only six ingredients in this recipe: watermelon, jalapeño, English cucumber, lime (juice and zest), basil, and sea salt!Amounts listed in the “Ingredients” list below.

Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeno Salad on a white plate with a wooden spoon on the side of the plate.

This recipe is made in almost no time at all; about 10 minutes. It can be eaten right away, but I highly suggest that you let it sit in the refrigerator to allow the flavours to marry together. There is a noticeable difference between eating it right away and letting the ingredients chill together. It is tasty either way though!

As a result, this recipe can be made up to a night before serving! Giving you time to concentrate on the other yummy foods that you may be preparing the day of.

In addition, this healthy recipe is naturally vegan and gluten-free too!

Beautiful colours and so delish too! Enjoy as a side dish, appetizer, or as a light meal.I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeno Salad on a white plate with three bowls, two wooden spoons, two forks, and two cups in the background.
Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeño Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeño Salad

Yield: 4-6 as a side dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Refreshing with a little heat! This healthy fresh salad uses few ingredients, but is full of delicious, summer flavours and is so easy and quick to make!


  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, rind removed and sliced in cubes
  • 3 cups English cucumbers (I used the mini variety), sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (or mint), sliced
  • Small pinch of sea salt


  1. Prepare your ingredients. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss to combine.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour prior to serving to allow the flavours to meld together. Best served cold.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

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Thursday 20th of July 2017

So healthy and summery, I love it! I never thought of making a salad out of these, but this sounds like just what I need to beat the heat.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 20th of July 2017

Definitely! Really refreshing! Thanks Chava!

heather (delicious not gorgeous)

Sunday 9th of July 2017

i turned on my oven this morning, which was a huge mistake. all i want is this now! (since i'm sweating just sitting here).

Marie | Yay! For Food

Monday 10th of July 2017

I can relate! We are experiencing a heat wave and it is just so hot!

Brandi Crawford

Monday 3rd of July 2017

Such a pretty salad. I love the combination of these ingredients. Perfect for summer!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Monday 3rd of July 2017

Thanks Brandi!


Monday 3rd of July 2017

I love everything about this salad, really good!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Monday 3rd of July 2017

Thank you! :)


Monday 3rd of July 2017

I love a watermelon salad in the summer - it's so light and fresh. I would throw some feta on this too, but then I like feta on everything haha.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Monday 3rd of July 2017

Ha ha! Feta would go amazingly with this! Thanks Dannii!

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