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!

flat lay of dried watermelon


  • 1 large ripe watermelon (organic preferred)
  • 1 lime
  • ½ tbsp cayenne pepper (less for more mild flavor)

What You'll Need

  • dehydrator
  • cutting board
  • measuring cups
  • citrus juicer
  • Chef's knife
sliced limes and watermelons on plate

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.

dried watermelon jerky

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!

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