These Watermelon Fries with Coconut Lime Dip are a great Gluten Free, Vegan and Healthy Summer Snack that’s perfect for the whole family.
Happy Watermelon Day!! Guys. I’m officially obsessed with watermelon and I’m not afraid to talk about it. Since pregnancy, and now even more as a nursing mama, I have been going through a watermelon between myself and my hubby within just a few days. A WHOLE WATERMELON. Apparently, I’m one thirsty girl. I’ve already brought you a watermelon CAKE, today I thought I would whip up something equally fun and playful with watermelon- watermelon fries! No, you should never have to REPLACE real yummy fries with watermelon fries, but as a healthy, refreshing, gluten free, vegan summer snack, you’re going to like the option.
How to Make Watermelon Fries
So this really is pretty easy, and comes down to just a few simple ingredients. First, you need a good watermelon that isn’t sad or soggy inside. The key to choosing a good watermelon for making watermelon fries is to look for:
- A watermelon that feels heavy for it’s size (regardless of if it’s big or small).
- A yellow splotch on one side.
- A deep hollow sound when tapped.
Once you got a good one, you simply cut the flesh into fry-like strips and then sprinkle them liberally with tajin seasoning. This is a Mexican seasoning that is a mixture of salt, chili and lime, but in a pitch you can easily just swap in salt, chili powder and lime zest. No sweat. I’m literally just obsessed with this stuff so I always have it on hand.
For the dip to go with your watermelon fries, I mix some non-dairy coconut yogurt, zest and juice of one lime and a little coconut sugar, to taste. It’s literally that easy (and OMG so delish).
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- 1 watermelon rind removed and cut into long fry-like shapes
- 2 tsp Tajin Classic Seasoning
- In a bowl, combine yogurt, lime juice and zest and coconut sugar. Set aside.
- On a plate, scatter watermelon fries and sprinkle Tajin classic seasoning.
- Serve with dip and enjoy!
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.