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Chili Lime Watermelon Fries are the Best Summer Snack!

Chili Lime Watermelon Fries

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Watermelon Fries:

For the Dipping Sauce:

Directions

1

Slice watermelon into long rectangular "french fry" shapes and place into a mixing bowl.

2

Mix chili powder, lime powder, and salt in a small bowl, and toss with watermelon.

3

In a separate small serving bowl, mix together yogurt and honey. Sprinkle a pinch of chili powder over top and serve on a platter with watermelon sticks. Enjoy!

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lime chile watermelon fries on platter

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!

chile lime watermelon fries in bowl with pool in the background

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.

chile lime watermelon fries ingredients on the counter

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!
  • 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!

cutting watermelon into fries

tossing watermelon with lime and chili

dipping chile lime watermelon fry in dip


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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!

Ingredients

For the Watermelon Fries:

For the Dipping Sauce:

Directions

1

Slice watermelon into long rectangular "french fry" shapes and place into a mixing bowl.

2

Mix chili powder, lime powder, and salt in a small bowl, and toss with watermelon.

3

In a separate small serving bowl, mix together yogurt and honey. Sprinkle a pinch of chili powder over top and serve on a platter with watermelon sticks. Enjoy!

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watermelon fries on a platter

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.

large Intex brand beach ball

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. 🍉


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Comments 22

  1. Ruby C

    Hmmmm… sounds interesting.. may have to give this a try. Thank you once again for such a wonderful summer snack idea.

  2. Valarie B

    Trader Joe’s has a really good chili lime seasoning! Sounds delicious can’t wait to try this by the pool!!!!

  3. tipaye

    Interesting, healthy recipe—thank you! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure- enjoy!

  4. DK67

    “Chili Lime Watermelon Fries are the Best Summer Snack!” – Ummmmm…pretty sure they’re not.

    • thrift

      Ummmmmm…they sound amazing to me. Lina, thanks for the recipe, I pinned it. Plus I love that watermelon beach ball!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Aww yay thanks! 🍉

    • Amy

      agreed. I’ll just stick to so nice cold watermelon by itself out of the fridge 🙂

    • Erin

      “Chili Lime Watermelon Fries” is too blandly informational. Recipes taste better with a scoop of hyperbole and a dash of exclamation.

    • MamaBear

      Trolls are on world tour not on H2S 😉

    • ErAc

      Thanks for the Recipe… Watermelon and Chilli Powder its an excellent combination.

    • Pink9847

      Really? Then why do my people eat them, literally, all year round?

  5. mjay

    I LOVE that beach ball! Lol…I am planning to order it, thx 😉
    I’m not personally a fan of the recipe flavors, but I’m sure it would be a hit at our next summer party…for us less adventurous eaters, I came across this DELICIOUS watermelon treat at a Florida hotel a few years ago…it was watermelon drizzled with honey and sprinkled with pieces of mint leaves. So simple (no recipe needed), but surprisingly complex tasting and I don’t usually even like mint! It’s a great way to eat watermelon that just isn’t that sweet or flavorful, too!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow love that idea too! Thanks for sharing 💕

  6. Lo

    My sisters will love this! There are a lot of spicy sweet combos in Mexico and Texas but I never tried them.
    I usually do watermelon sticks cuz they’re easier to transport in a rectangular container than wedges.
    The honey mint recipe sounds good too. I’ve had balsamic drizzled watermelon and mozzarella ball skewers which I loved.
    Also my Gma would sprinkle a little salt on watermelon if it wasn’t very sweet.

    • Taryn S.

      The salt trick is old school! I was taught to do it with chocolate milk. Somehow just a sprinkle enhances the sweetness, even though you would think opposite!

  7. J

    I wish they’d add a separate section of the app for recipes. They’re great!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks!
      And also from the app if you press the bottom right with 3 dots – then scroll down to recipes you can view the diff recipe catergories. Hope that helps!

  8. wimedtypr

    Just buy Tajin seasoning and save time and money. I get it at ALDI but I see it everywhere. It’s so good.

    • Shoppingfan

      Same here! Even really good on sno cones too! Yeah Summer! I normally just add salt to my watermelon. Thanks H2S for always adding recipes, info, deals, etc. I’m sure many of us enjoy the post that we like & just scroll past those that don’t apply to us! You guys rock! 💗

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Oh thanks for the nice comment!

  9. Pink9847

    This is a snack we, Hispanics, eat all the time and with every fruit.
    Not just in the summer.
    Nothing new. But we don’t add any of that stuff. Straight salt, lemon and chile powder.

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