Watermelon Salad with Habanero-Pickled Onions and Lime Salt

Watermelon Salad with Habanero-Pickled Onions and Lime Salt
Homemade lime salt brings out the sweetness of fresh watermelon in this lively salad and plays well with the crisp radishes and tangy onions.D.J. Costantino

Red food and drinks are a fixture of Juneteenth gatherings, both a symbol of the hardships overcome by slaves and a celebration of traditional red-tinged special-occasion ingredients from Africa, such as hibiscus and kola nuts. Watermelon and spice are also found at many Juneteenth parties, and this recipe, adapted from chef and TV personality Carla Hall, combines both for a refreshing summery salad with a tangy bite.

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