Mexican-Style Fruit Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a refreshing change from a plain old fruit salad or fruit tray. This goes wonderfully with Mexican food.


  1. Take the melons and cut them into slices, remove the rind. Slice the cuke into thickish slices.
  2. Dip each slice in the lime juice.
  3. Place on a serving tray.
  4. Sprinkle with the cayenne pepper (or the chili powder for the faint of heart).
  5. Sprinkle with a little salt, if desired.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

Wow! This is delicious and refreshing with a little kick!! I loved this and I am gonna serve it at my Cinco de Mayo celebration!! My store was out of cantaloupe and it was still good! I don't think I will ever eat melons without the lime juice and cayenne now, thanks!!!!!!

Chef*Lee April 26, 2008

OH....MY.....GOODNESS!!! This is the yummiest fruit salad on the planet! I was looking for a side to go with recipe#59224, and this fit the bill! I was hesitant to sprinkle three whole melons with cayenne before I knew the outcome, so I opted for some pre-cut melon from the salad bar. I used about a cup each of honeydew and cantaloupe, two cups of watermelon, one very small cucumber, the juice of half a lime, then just lightly sprinkled some was PERFECT!! I didn't use any salt and didn't feel it needed any. I also just diced the melon and mixed it all together and served it in a bowl instead of dipping and placing them separately on a tray. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

hepcat1 July 02, 2007

This is wonderful! The cucumber and chili make this a very unique and special fruit salad. If anyone is looking at it with doubts in their minds, it's not hot, the pepper just adds a little edge, and if anything, makes the fruit taste sweeter. I love this fruit salad.

EmmyDuckie June 30, 2007

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