Salty, spicy watermelon recipe for a summer’s day


This salty, spicy watermelon recipe by Shivi Ramoutar is the perfect treat to cool down with on a hot summer’s day. Packed with flavour, the smoky spice mix adds a grown up twist to the sweet, refreshing watermelon.


  • 1 small ripe watermelon
  • Coconut oil, melted for brushing

For the spice mix

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3/4 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Zest of 1/4 lime, grated


  1. For the spice mix, toast the cumin and fennel seeds for a couple of minutes in a dry pan on a low heat, shaking the pan regularly until the aroma of the spices hits you. Blitz the toasted seeds in a coffee grinder or processor until you have a smoothish powder. Add teh remaining ingredients and mix with a fork or small whisk, until well combined.
  2. Slice the watermelon into small wedges, brush with a little of the coconut oil and dip into the spice mix to serve.

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