Watermelon and Pineapple Salad W/Jalapeno Syrup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A refreshing chilled dish for summertime. From a local TV cooking show. Cook time does not include time for syrup to cool.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup fresh lime juice
  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 jalapenos, stemmed and sliced into thin rounds
  • 12 small watermelon, cut into small cubes (round type melon)
  • 1 small pineapple, ripe, peeled and cut into small triangles
  • 4 mint sprigs, for garnish (fresh)
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced, for garnish


  1. To make the jalapeño syrup, stir the lime juice, sugar and water in a small pan over medium-low heat, without boiling, until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Bring to the boil, then lower to a simmer. Continue to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, without stirring, or until thick and syrupy.
  3. Add the jalapeño; cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  5. Arrange the fruit on individual plates and drizzle with the syrup.
  6. Garnish with mint leaves and fresh jalapeño slices.
  7. Serve chilled.