Chili-Lime Fruit Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup pepitas

1 tablespoon olive oil 

3/4 teaspoon chili powder 

Kosher salt 

1/2 small seedless watermelon (about 4 1/2 pounds) 

1/2 small honeydew (about 1 3/4 pounds), seeds removed

1/2 small cantaloupe (about 1 pound), seeds removed  

1/2 teaspoon lime zest plus juice of 2 limes (about 2 tablespoons)

1 tablespoon honey 


  1. Toss the pepitas with the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add to a small skillet and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until toasted and turning brown in some spots, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Use a melon baller to scoop the watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe into a large bowl. Mix the lime zest and juice, honey, remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Pour the dressing over the melon and toss until well coated. Fold in the pepitas and serve immediately.