Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad

Jicama, Pineapple, Watermelon, Tajín, and Chia Seeds

Crunchy, tart, sweet, and spicy and all kinds of tasty. A super easy spicy Mexican fruit salad you can prepare in 10 minutes.

We used jicama, pineapple, and watermelon for our salad but you can mix and match your favorite fruits and it will be great every time. The chia seeds add a nice extra crunch and some nutrition too.

Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad with Chia

If you have never tried eating fruit with chili powder and lime juice you are in for a treat. Sweet goes really well with spicy. We used Tajín brand chili powder. It’s our favorite and it’ really easy to find at most supermarkets.

Ingredients to Make Mexican Fruit Salad

People say that eating healthy isn’t tasty but this salad proves them wrong. This is better than eating candy. Really.

Mexican Fruit Salad with Tajin

Let us know in the comments below what you think of the recipe. Provecho!

Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad with Chia
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Spicy Mexican Fruit Salad with Tajin and Chia

Versatile Mexican fruit salad, ensalada de fruta, prepared with jicama, pineapple, watermelon, Tájin chili powder, and chia seeds. It's crunchy, tart, sweet, and spicy. Preparation time is only ten minutes.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chia, fruit salad, jicama, pineapple, salad, Tajin, watermelon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 199kcal
Author Andrés Carnalla


  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 1 small pineapple
  • 1 medium jicama 6” to 7” inches across
  • Juice from 1 1/2 Key limes Mexican Limes
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Tajín chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds


  • Remove the skin from the jicama and cut into 1 1/2” x 1/2” pieces. (
    How to peel)
  • Remove the skin from the pineapple and cut into 1” pieces.
  • Cut the watermelon into 1” pieces and remove the seeds.
  • Put the cut-up fruit into a serving bowl. Squeeze the juice of the limes over the fruit.
  • Sprinkle the Tajín then the chia seeds over the fruit.
  • Serve immediately. 


  • The salad will keep for a day in the fridge if you don’t put the lime juice, chili powder and, chia on it. Sprinkle these ingredients on when you are ready to serve.
  • Orange, mango, and papaya are good options for a fruit salad.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 332mg | Sugar: 27g

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