This Watermelon Ceviche Recipe Hits The Perfect Balance Of Salty And Sweet

06/12/2015 02:45 pm ET | Updated Jun 12, 2015

When it's too hot outside to turn on the oven, throw together this refreshing ceviche that combines cool watermelon and creamy avocado with spicy chipotle. Created by Susan Feniger, chef and owner of Mud Hen Tavern in Los Angeles, it's the perfect balance of salty and sweet -- with a hint of heat.

Watermelon Ceviche

1/2 cup watermelon, diced
3 Tbsp. avocado, diced
1 Tbsp. red onion, diced
1 tsp. soaked pickled chipotle
1 Tbsp. corn nuts, rough chopped
1.5 Tbsp. dressing (below)
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. cilantro

Toss all ingredients with finished dressing. Season with salt to taste.

Dressing Ingredients
1/2 cup tangerine juice
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chipotle vinegar (1 cup red wine vinegar, 2 each dried chipotle chiles seeds removed)
1/2 tsp. salt

Wisk all ingredients together until combined.

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