I grew up in a multicultural home. Traditional Mexican dishes were served often. If I could I would add chiles, cumin, oregano, lime and cilantro to everything! Most of the time I do!
Here is a recipe to add more of a bang to your 4th of July festivities!
You will need:
- 1 to 2 seedless watermelons for 6 to 12 Skewers (depending on size and how industrious you feel)
- 1 to 3 limes for juice and zest
- 1/2 Tbsp. Chipotle Chile Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Ancho Chile Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. Natural Sea Salt
- Any other fruit or vegetables you would like. The following are some varieties traditionally served with Chile Lime powder: Jicama, Cucumber, Avocado, Mango, Coconut, Honeydew, & Cantaloupe. It is so good on pineapple! I used blueberries for the color and though they are not traditionally used with this chile seasoning they still tasted pretty good!
- Star cookie cutters You can also just cut them into 1 to 2 inch cubes or use a melon baller.
Did you know there are three acceptable spelling variants for the word Chile, Chili, or is it Chilli?
I have found a 3:1 ratio of chili powder to salt is good for me. You should play around with different ratios and chili powders to decide what you like best. I love chipotle chili powder so I included that here but you can also use any chili pepper you enjoy and in different combinations.
Once you have cut and assembled your fruit you can place them in a large covered casserole dish in the refrigerator if you are prepping ahead to serve later in the day. Wait to add lime and chili powder mixture until ready to serve.
Grab your limes, roll with the heel of your hand on the counter to get the juice flowing, cut and squeeze over fruit, then if desired add lime zest. Next, take your Chili Lime seasoning and sprinkle over kabobs, just giving them a fine once over dusting on both sides of kabobs. You can always add a little more if needed.
Happy 4th of July!