Summer Snack: Spicy Fruit

I don’t know about you guys but when it’s hot out, I start to lose my ability to eat a lot of things. 

I find myself only wanting food that is cold and refreshing – crisp veggies, and most of all, fruit. Living in Texas has introduced me to a snack that most likely is not new to many of you, but it was new to me: Spicy fruit.  The state’s proximity to Mexico has a huge influence on the cuisine here, and this is one thing we have that culture to thank for.  It’s so simple, so delicious, and so refreshing.  I love bringing it along on outdoor adventures because it’s also very hydrating! Read on to learn how to whip up this quick summer snack.

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What you need:

1 pineapple, cut into cubes

1 small watermelon, or half a large watermelon, cut into cubes

2 limes

Cayenne pepper

*This also tastes delicious with other fruits like mango and papaya, and cucumber too!


Cut the fruit into small cubes and place in a bowl or container.  Squeeze the juice from the two limes evenly over the fruit and sprinkle with cayenne pepper. If you like a lot of spice, use generously, if not, only use a little bit. Toss all ingredients and enjoy!



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+ What is your favorite summer snack?
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