This sweet, juicy, salty, Spicy Watermelon salad is an absolute crowd pleaser. I personally make 100’s of salads a year and this is right at the top for my favourite. It hits all of the flavour notes and is so satisfying. Perfect for potlucks, backyard BBQ’s, or just by itself! You are definitely going to want to make this one folks!

Spicy Watermelon Salad

This watermelon salad is a bit different than the standard watermelon and feta salad you have probably tasted before. The addition of fresh jalapeños and tajin spice bring this salad to a whole other place! The juicy sweetness of the watermelon calms the spice level of the jalapeno, and the salty feta cheese comes through and balances out everything! It’s really just a lovely, well balanced salad perfect for summertime gatherings.

How to make spicy watermelon salad

Making this spicy watermelon salad is simple and comes together really quickly. Start by cutting your watermelon into small cubes, then into a bowl mix together lime zest, lime juice, maple syrup (you can use honey or agave syrup but I am Canadian so I used maple syrup, eh?), toss in watermelon, fresh jalapeños, feta, cilantro, and tajin or sriracha spice. This is a juicy salad, so if you do plan to make this ahead of time you may need to pour out some of the excess juices.

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Watermelon Salad

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 10 cup Watermelon, diced
  • 3 limes, juiced & zested
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup honey or agave syrup work too
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup light feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp tajin or sriracha spice


  • Into a large bowl add in the zest and juice of the limes and the maple syrup. Stir.
  • Drop in the cubed watermelon, fresh jalapeno, feta, cilantro, and spice. Mix together and serve! If you plan on making in advance you make need to pour out excess juice as this one gets juicy! Enjoy!
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