Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija

In this refreshing salad, watermelon at the peak of its sweetness is tossed in a zesty vinaigrette with spicy radish sprouts.Laura Sant

Watermelon at the peak of its sweetness is tossed in a zesty vinaigrette with spicy radish sprouts.

Watermelon Salad with Cilantro, Radish Sprouts, and Cotija
Watermelon at the peak of its sweetness is tossed in a zesty vinaigrette with spicy radish sprouts.
Yield: serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon (3-4 lb.), rind removed, cut into 1" cubes
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 12 tsp. red chili powder
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz. cotija cheese, cut into ½" cubes
  • 1 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 12 oz. radish sprouts

Instructions

  1. Place watermelon pieces in a large bowl. Whisk olive oil, sugar, chili powder, lime zest and juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour over watermelon. Add remaining ingredients, tossing to coat. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.