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A large serving bowl of fresh watermelon salad with tomatillos, jalapenos, and lime dressing.
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5 from 1 vote

Chilled Watermelon Tomatillo Salad

An enticingly salty-sweet summer salad loaded with watermelon, tomatillos, jalapenos, and creamy cotija or feta cheese.


  • 4 cups watermelon chopped into 1” pieces and chilled
  • 1 cup tomatillos hulled and sliced
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • a few turns freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons thinly sliced mint leaves


  • In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, tomatillo, shallot, and jalapeno. Set aside.
  • In a small jar or measuring cup, combine the olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt, and black pepper. Shake vigorously or whisk to combine, then drizzle over the watermelon.
  • Top with cheese and mint leaves. Serve right away.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 103kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 169mg, Potassium: 186mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 653IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg
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