Cravings | Thai-Inspired Watermelon Salad
Thai-Inspired Watermelon Salad
  • SERVES: 4 to 6
  • PREP: 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes

Like Pepper’s famous papaya salad, but with the juicy and refreshing summer fruit instead.

  • 1 large shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño cut into 4 pieces (with seeds for more spice!)
  • 2 small limes, 1 halved and 1 juiced, plus more lime juice to taste
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar or light brown sugar
  • 10 yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce, plus more to taste
  • 6 cups cubed watermelon (from a 2-pound piece with rind)
  • 1 ½ cups packed cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup lightly packed basil, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, chopped

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