Saturday 30 August 2014


Watermelon never tasted so good with this sweet and explosive salad recipe.

In response to one of my Facebook posts, Natural Nigerian mentioned that she likes to add watermelon to her salads. I got inspired, happened to have some watermelon at home, and decided to knock this beauty together. I love how my brain immediately goes to unexpected food combinations. Watermelon...scotch bonnet pepper...

The next time you crack open a giant watermelon, remember this recipe and give it a shot. You won't regret it.

(serves 2 or one very hungry individual)
- 1/4 watermelon (chopped)
- crispy lettuce (shredded)
- 1/2 apple (chopped)
- 1/4 cucumber (chopped)
- 1 tomato (chopped)
- 1-2 stalks spring onion (finely chopped)
- almonds/peanuts (optional)
- juice of 1 lemon
- fresh ginger
- 1/4 scotch bonnet pepper
- cayenne pepper
- ground black pepper
- pinch of salt

To make the dressing, grind the ginger and scotch bonnet pepper in a pestle and mortar. Add the juice of one lemon and allow to infuse.

Throw/arrange the rest of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon/drizzle the dressing over it, making sure to avoid adding large clumps of the ground ginger and scotch bonnet (unless you're extremely fearless with your hot food!)

Sprinkle on some cayenne pepper, black pepper and a pinch of salt.


  1. I wish you could see me dancing over here because of this recipe. I have watermelon at home and this sounds so good. Let's see if i have enough self control to actually make the salad without finishing all the watermelon LOL

    1. Hahaha dance away! :D I hope you get to try it too; I know all too well how easy it is to devour a nice juicy watermelon on its own!