Plant-based foods are having a moment, especially when it comes to watermelon jerky. You’re sure to love our vegan version of a classic snack. Read on for our easy sweet and spicy watermelon jerky recipe, with only three ingredients!
- 1 large ripe watermelon (organic preferred)
- 1 lime
- ½ tbsp cayenne pepper (less for more mild flavor)
What You’ll Need
- cutting board
- measuring cups
- citrus juicer
- Chef’s knife
Step #1: Slice Is Nice
Carefully slice watermelon into about one inch slices, then remove rind. Further slice the 1 inch pieces into about ¼ inch pieces. Optionally remove seeds from watermelon. Set aside.
Step #2: Lime Time
Cut lime in half, then manually juice in citrus juicer.
Step #3: Winning Trio
Place watermelon slices in dehydrator. Top with lime juice and cayenne pepper. Chili powder or your favorite spicy blend would work here as well.
Step #4: Jerk-ify
Dry at 125 degrees for 20 hours. Remove and enjoy this healthy, vegan, plant-based snack. It’s what summer dreams are made of!