Watermelon Salad with Jalapeño and Lime

Watermelon Salad with Jalapeños and Lime in a glass serving bowl with a metal serving spoon.

Step up your summer picnic game with this refreshing Watermelon Salad featuring a zesty twist of jalapeño and lime and a splash of Strawberry Watermelon wine! It’s the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy, sure to impress. It’s super easy to prepare and bursting with summer flavors.

Watermelon Salad with Jalapeño and Lime


3 tbsp. Lime Juice
2 tbsp. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Strawberry Watermelon wine
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 pinch Lime Zest
2 cups Seedless Watermelon – cut into 1/2 – inch cubes
1 Jalapeño Pepper – seeded and sliced
1/4 cup Basil or Thai basil
1 tsp. Black Sesame Seed
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt


  • Cut watermelon into cubes and freeze.
  • Whisk together lime juice, wine, oil and lime zest. Set aside.
  • Place frozen watermelon cubes in single layer in large shallow dish. Pour lime juice mixture over watermelon and gently toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate.
  • When ready to serve, add jalapeño peppers and gently combine with watermelon and marinade and sprinkle the top with basil, sesame seeds and salt.