Crisp Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno & Bacon

Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Bacon. A fabulous flavour medley of sweet, smokey, salty and spicy.


  • 3 strips bacon sliced in half lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 2 cups watermelon flesh cut into 2" cubes or scooped into balls

  • 1 cup English cucumber slices

  • 2 large jalapeno peppers sliced into rings

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated

  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • juice of one lime


  • In a skillet over medium high, cook bacon pieces until just crisp.

  • Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate and allow to cool

  • In a bowl, gently toss together all remaining ingredients

  • Add bacon and toss again to combine.

  • Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

This salad is best when cold, so use produce ingredients that have been chilled in the fridge before making the salad.

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