Watermelon Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing

Who else thinks of Summer and instantly thinks of juicy, ripe, amazing watermelon?! A good BBQ and pool day with a cold watermelon slice just go hand in hand. This Summer why not take it up a notch with your sides. Minimal ingredients and maximum flavor with this Summery side!

  • Author: Blakely Trettenero



4 cups diced fresh watermelon

1/2 small jalapeno, sliced VERY thin

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Queso Fresco, crumbled

1 teaspoon lime zest


Juice of 1 lime

1.5 tablespoons tequila

2 teaspoons honey

1/2 teaspoon chili powder



2 tablespoons grapeseed oil


In a bowl add the watermelon

Starting at the thinnest end of the jalapeño, start THINLY slicing it. Add as much or as little as you’d like

Add the chopped fresh cilantro, lime zest, and crumble in the queso fresco

In a small bowl add in the lime juice, tequila, and honey. Whisk until the honey dissolves

Add in the chili powder, salt, pepper, and the grapeseed oil and whisk to combine

Add the vinaigrette to the watermelon and mix everything together

Serve chilled for the most refreshing side ever!