Watermelon Salad - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes

Watermelon Salad

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 3 ingredients

This is my friend Rene Taylor’s recipe. My chemo was in the summertime and the tasty bite of this fresh, sweet Watermelon Salad kept me going. I use the smaller baby melons because they...


  • 1 small watermelon
  • Juice of 1 to 2 limes or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fine brown sugar, to taste

Nutrition Facts


180 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


46 g


37 g


3 g


4 g


6 mg


  1. Cut the watermelon into 8-12 slices. Cut away the rind and cut the flesh into 1-inch chunks. Put into a large bowl.
  2. Mix the watermelon with half of the lime juice. Add more lime juice and the sugar, mix to coat. Let the salad sit in the fridge to marinate and chill. Serve.

Chef Tips

During chemo, it’s OK to eat fresh fruits where the flesh is hermetically sealed inside the skin, like bananas, oranges, and melons. That said, it’s super important to thoroughly wash the outside skin before opening them with either your hands or knife, even bananas. You don’t want to bring those outside bacteria in.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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