Simple Watermelon Jalapeno Salad Recipe

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This salad is one in a melon! A sweet and spicy summer salad that is perfect for a meal prep lunch. The watermelon and regeneratively grown quinoa are delicious and filling while the jalapeno brings the summer heat. The measurements in this vegetarian recipe create a salad for one, but it can easily be scaled up for date night. You can add locally-sourced feta to this simple watermelon jalapeno salad to take it up a notch.

Hot tip: Do not touch your face after chopping the jalapeno!

Here is how to make this recipe with purpose-fueled food that’s better for the prosperity of our planet and people.


  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • ½ a medium jalapeno diced
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ cup cucumber chopped
  • ¼ cup salad mix or leafy green of your choice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Feta (optional)


Bring ½ cup of water to a boil. Once boiling, add ¼ cup of quinoa and lower the heat on the stove top to simmer. Once cooked, place in the refrigerator to cool.

Cube 1 cup of watermelon. Dice half of a jalapeno pepper. Chop ¼ of a cucumber. Chop your salad greens or leafy greens into bite sized pieces.

In a bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, olive oil, and salt to create your dressing

In a bowl, combine quinoa, greens, cucumber, jalapeno, and watermelon. Pour the dressing over top of the salad. Add feta and cilantro if you choose to, and mix the salad in the bowl. Happy eating!