Chili Lime Watermelon Fries are the Best Summer Snack!
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Love to snack on fresh watermelon? 🍉
Watermelon is one of my favorite healthy summer snacks, especially when it gets really warm outside. Today, I’m sharing a fun and easy snack: chili lime watermelon fries!
All you do is toss watermelon with chili powder and lime for a sweet, sour, and spicy treat. It may seem odd at first, but trust me – it’s a delicious savory and sweet combination!
I’ve had similar chili lime mangos (popular in Mexico) served on a stick. It’s delicious, so I knew I’d love this, too! Plus serving watermelon dippers in the shape of a french fry is a fun idea in itself.
Here are a few recipe tips to keep in mind when making Chile Lime Watermelon Fries:
- For the lime taste, I had a shaker bottle of True lime crystalized lime, and it works out perfectly for this idea. It comes in handy to season sauces, rice, and meat for grilling. Of course, you can alternatively use fresh lime juice and zest instead.
- Customize your desired amount of chili powder and add more if you like spicier. My kids were eating this snack so I didn’t add much, but I may add more next time for myself!
- Reduce the number of ingredients by using this seasoning blend, Tajin. It’s a popular chile lime seasoning, so you get the 2 flavors in one bottle!
- For a refreshing dipping sauce, add honey and chili powder to some lime-flavored yogurt. It’s yummy, creamy, and kids love it for dipping fruits and veggies!
Chili Lime Watermelon Fries
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 10 MINUTES
Chili lime seasoned watermelon sticks dipped in honey lime yogurt makes a delicious summer snack!
Chili Lime Watermelon Fries are a one-in-a-melon sweet and savory snack!
We really enjoyed these bright flavors all together. It’s such a yummy way to serve watermelon, and is perfect for entertaining by the pool or outside.
Speaking of the pool, we started off the summer with a pool party, and this watermelon beach ball is so much bigger and nicer than I thought! My kids had so much fun playing with it so I had to share. 🍉