We’re huge fans of watermelon and love discovering different ways to enjoy it. This popular Mexican inspired watermelon with tajin and chamoy and is our newest obsession. It’s our latest craving to share at Summer parties for something different beyond the typical fruit salad. 

watermelon chamoy and tajin on plate

What is chamoy and tajin? 

These are classic Mexican condiments that are loaded with layers and flavors. 

  • Chamoy is a popular Mexican condiment made from chili, salt, sugar, sometimes fruit and something acidic (like citrus or citric acid). Often used as a drizzle on fresh fruit, added to shaved ice or blended with smoothies. You can buy a pre-made chamoy or make it a homemade version. It’s quite easy to make homemade chamoy.
  • Tajin is a simple Mexican seasoning made with ground chiles, salt and lime. We don’t think it’s that spicy and you just get a hint of it. So it’s pretty mild in terms of its chili level. 

What does watermelon with chamoy and tajin taste like? 

Each bite is a juice explosion of flavors: salty, sour, spicy and a hint of sweetness. Because the contrasting flavors are amazing and if you get a good sweet watermelon, you have the most ideal situation. It all starts with a great watermelon! 

mexican watermelon chamoy and tajin on plate

Video: Easy Ways to Cut Watermelon

Tips for Making Watermelon with Tajin and Chamoy

  • Cut the watermelon for easy serving. Watch our tutorial on different ways to cut watermelon. 
  • Seedless watermelon is easier to serve and eat. But if you’re a fan of the heritage seeded watermelons then go for it! 
  • Do a test bite. Cut a small piece of watermelon then add with a small sprinkling of tajin and drizzle of chamoy. Taste it and then add more or less of the toppings until you like it. Then repeat for your final serving slices of watermelon. 
  • You can lay out all the ingredients and allow your guests to customize their own flavors. 
  • Here’s our tips on picking a good watermelon – hint: the key is in the spank!
mexican watermelon on plate

Other Ways to Serve This Recipe

You can cut the watermelon into cubes and make it into a big fruit bowl. Drizzle the chamoy and sprinkle the Tajin over the watermelon. Add some chunks of jicama, cucumber, mango, de-stemmed grapes or other favorite fruits. It’s a colorful way to enjoy a fruit bowl with all the wonderful salty, spicy, sweet flavors of Mexico. And if you add some bits of candy in it and it’s called crazy watermelon!

watermelon chamoy tajin

Mexican Watermelon with Chamoy & Tajin

Each bite is a juice explosion of flavors: salty, sour, spicy and a hint of sweetness. The contrasting flavors are amazing and if you get a good sweet watermelon, you have the most ideal situation. It all starts with a great watermelon! Jicama is another great addition to this recipe.
Adjust the amount of chamoy & tajin to your personal spice/tanginess level.
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Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices watermelon , or about 4 cups watermelon cubes
  • 1 cucumber , sliced (or about 4 Persian cucumbers)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Chamoy , or to taste
  • Tajin or any chili lime seasoning blend, to taste
  • lime wedges

Instructions 

  • Arrange the watermelon and cucumber on a serving platter. Cover and chill if not serving right away.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the tajin over the watermelon & cucumbers.
  • Add a drizzle the chamoy sauce over the watermelon and cucumbers.
  • Serve with lime wedges.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 141kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 216mg, Potassium: 582mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 2495IU, Vitamin C: 37mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg