Mexican Watermelon with Chamoy and Tajin
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.
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!
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!
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!