Fruit With Lime and Chiles

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Kumquat the Cats fr

Submitted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Fruiterias, Mexican fruit stands, serve fruit spiked with chile powder, lime and salt to enhance the flavors. Adding additional sugar or sugar substitute is up to you, according to taste or to how ripe the fruit is. Any fruit would work well in this, but I've mentioned the ones listed in the recipe. From a special issue of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex. I have not tried this yet.

Top Review by evelynathens

Really lovely. Cut up all the fruit at home and took along to a beach picnic (in cooler) and dressed there as I was afraid the salt would make the fruit too watery by the time we got round to eating it. The lime and chili is a great foil to the sweet fruit.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups assorted fresh peeled fruit (watermelon, pineapples, papaya, mango coconut and cantaloupe)
  • 1 lime, halved
  • salt, to taste
  • chili powder, to taste


  1. Divide fruit between 2 cups or bowls, squeeze juice from lime over fruit and sprinkle with salt and chile powder to taste and toss lightly.

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