• Latin Watermelon Salad


    6 portions

    • Ingredients
    • Pickled watermelon rind, finely diced (recipe follows)
      1 cup

    For the dressing:

    • Ingredients
    • Cumin seeds, toasted
      1 Tbsp.
    • Lime juice
      2 Tbsp.
    • Avocado oil
      4 Tbsp.
    • Salt
      to taste
    • Ground black pepper
      ¼ tsp.

    • Ingredients
    • Mini red seedless watermelon, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
      1 each
    • Watercress
      1 cup
    • Poblano chiles, charred, peeled and diced
      2 each
    • Cilantro, chopped
      3 Tbsp.
    • Pepitas, toasted
      4 Tbsp.
    • Cotija cheese, crumbled
      ¼ cup


    1. Prepare the pickled watermelon rind at least a day in advance (recipe follows).

    For the dressing

    1. For the dressing: Combine toasted cumin seeds, lime juice, avocado oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk and set aside.

    1. Add the watermelon, watercress, poblano chiles, and cilantro to the bowl, and gently toss.
    2. Arrange the salad on a serving plate and garnish with toasted pepitas, cotija, and diced pickled watermelon rind.