Spicy Watemelon Arugula Salad

This chile pepper gets its name from its origin. In Spanish, serrano is an adjective meaning “from the mountains” which is where it originated-in the mountains of Hildalgo, Mexico. The serrano is normally about twice as hot as Jalapeno (about 10,000 to 15,000 Scoville units). It is the second most popular chile pepper in Mexico. This chile is used mostly for salsas but can also be used in soups, sauces, chili or stews. Try these as a hotter substitute for Jalapeno.

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Serves: 2 servings

1 serrano chile, minced (omit seeds or go for jalapeno for less heat)
2 Tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 cups baby arugula
6-8 small slices watermelon, or 2-3 cups cubed
3 Tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
3 Tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper


Combine the serrano, green onion, lime juice, and olive oil a small jar with tight fitting lid. Shake well to emulsify.

Toss half of the dressing with the arugula. Top with watermelon, mint, and feta. Drizzle remaining dressing on top and season with salt and pepper.

From rhubarbarians.com