Recipe courtesy of Bill Wavrin

Watermelon Mexicana

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 orange, peeled

1 grapefruit, peeled

1/4 jicama, washed and peeled

1 chayote fruit, peeled and sliced

1 cucumber, peeled

1 banana, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces

2 cups watermelon, cubed

1 lime, juiced

1 pinch chili flakes

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves




  1. Segment the orange and grapefruit reserving the un-segmented part of each fruit. Cut jicama, chayote, and cucumber in finger-sized julienne. Place the segmented oranges and the grapefruit in a bowl with the other cut veggies Add watermelon, banana, lime juice and squeeze the un-segmented part over the cut veggies and citrus. Toss in the chili and cilantro.
  2. Season with salt, to taste, and serve each piece on a toothpick.