Watermelon Salad with Cotija and Serrano Peppers
A fresh and spicy watermelon salad with cotija and serrano peppers. Great served alongside any summer meal.
Yield: 4 servings
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
  • 2 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cups (1½ inch) seedless watermelon cubes
  • ¾ cup crumbled cotija cheese, divided
  • 5 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 5 tbsp toasted pepitas, chopped
  1. Whisk together the lime juice, scallion whites, serrano peppers, and salt in a large bowl. Allow rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the watermelon, ½ cup of the cotija cheese, ¼ cup cilantro, ¼ cup pepitas, and the scallion greens, Stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together the remaining cotija cheese, cilantro, and pepitas. Divide the watermelon mixture among serving bowls. Top with the reserved cotija mixture and serve immediately.
Recipe from Cook's Illustrated
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at https://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2020/08/watermelon-salad-with-cotija-and-serrano-peppers.html