Spicy Watermelon Salad with Queso Fresco and Tequila-Lime Dressing

Spicy Watermelon Salad with Queso Fresco and Tequila-Lime Dressing

Make this colorful salad the centerpiece of your fiesta.

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
6-8

Ingredients













Cooking Instructions

1

Combine 1/2 cup lime juice, simple syrup and 3 tablespoons tequila. Taste for sweetness, adding additional simple syrup if necessary. Set dressing aside.


2

Pour remaining lime juice over onions in small bowl. Salt. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.


3

In large bowl, combine watermelon, honeydew, pineapple, mango, cilantro and jalapeño. Drain onions and add to salad, discarding lime juice. Starting with 1/2 cup, pour dressing over and stir. Add additional dressing, if desired. Add queso fresco and stir gently. Set aside and let season 10-15 minutes. Best served immediately in shallow bowls to capture some of the juices/dressing with the fruit.


*To make simple syrup, place 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil and boil briefly, until sugar dissolves. Cool. Some liquor stores sell bottled simple syrup.


Ingredients













Cooking Instructions

1

Combine 1/2 cup lime juice, simple syrup and 3 tablespoons tequila. Taste for sweetness, adding additional simple syrup if necessary. Set dressing aside.


2

Pour remaining lime juice over onions in small bowl. Salt. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.


3

In large bowl, combine watermelon, honeydew, pineapple, mango, cilantro and jalapeño. Drain onions and add to salad, discarding lime juice. Starting with 1/2 cup, pour dressing over and stir. Add additional dressing, if desired. Add queso fresco and stir gently. Set aside and let season 10-15 minutes. Best served immediately in shallow bowls to capture some of the juices/dressing with the fruit.


*To make simple syrup, place 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil and boil briefly, until sugar dissolves. Cool. Some liquor stores sell bottled simple syrup.


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