red onion

Mango and Watermelon Salad



  • 2 large (or 3 small) ripe, slightly soft mangoes (peeled, pitted, and cut into large pieces)

  • 2 Tbsp pickled jalapeño pepper (chopped)

  • 1 tsp garlic (minced)

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup watercress (washed and dried)

  • 1 cup seedless watermelon (cut into large pieces)

  • 1/2 small red onion (finely sliced)

  • 12 small cherry tomatoes (cut in half)

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 3 Tbsp freshly chopped cilantro


Makes 4 servings

Serving Suggestion:Remove watercress and pair with grilled chicken or fish.


To Prepare the Salad:

  1. In a medium stainless steel bowl, combine the mango, watermelon, onion, jalapeno and tomatoes.

  2. To Prepare the Dressing:

  3. In a small bowl whisk the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and salt.

To Serve:

  1. Drizzle dressing over the mango mixture and toss with cilantro and watercress.


Nutrition per serving: 163 calories (21% calories from fat), 4 g total fat, 434 mg potassium, 0 mg cholesterol, 341 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein


Recipe by Chef Allen Susser