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Spiced Citrus




One of my favorite memories while growing up is bonding with family over a bowl of fresh fruit seasoned with South Asian spices.  This unique way of enjoying fruits is actually a part of many cultural food habits in different parts of the world.  In my household, we always enjoy fruits like oranges, grapefruit, mangoes, guavas, and even pineapple with chili powder, black pepper, and lemon juice.  This lead me to experimenting with other fruits like watermelon! It can be surprising how well the spices and tartness from the lime balance out with the natural sweetness of the watermelon. If you are a fan of spices, you will absolutely love these Spices Citrus Watermelon Fries!

Spiced Citrus Watermelon Fries Recipe


Servings: About 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: None

Total Time:  10 minutes

Author: Huma Naz


  • 1 small seedless watermelon

  • 1/2 lime

  • 1/3 tsp. chili powder or per taste 

  • 1/3 tsp. black pepper or per taste 


  1. Cut the watermelon into fries-like slices (about 3-inch long and 1/2-inch thick).

  2. Mix chili powder, black pepper, and lime juice together in a bowl and drizzle over the watermelon fries.

  3. Serve chilled and enjoy!


I'd love to see your recreations- Don't forget to tag
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I will gladly drop a comment & share your recreation photo in my stories!
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