Who knew fries could be good for you. These watermelon and pineapple fries with toasted coconut-lime dip are at the top of the healthy and delicious meter. Sticks of fresh juicy watermelon and sweet pineapple are dipped in a slightly tart toasted coconut-lime dip. Just like the “other fries,” it’s hard to stop with just one.
Looking for some other easy and healthy snacks try my Vegetarian Antipasto or my Avocado and Grapefruit Salad.
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SIS (Simple is Smart Tip)
Spice up the fries with a sprinkling of chili powder and some salt. Grate a little lime zest for a tart and spicy, delicious bite.
What do I Need for Watermelon and Pineapple Fries?
This recipe is crazy simple with only four ingredients but also ridiculously yummy.
Ripe sweet watermelon and pineapple are essential. You also need toasted coconut yogurt and a lime or possibly two limes. I didn’t even know that toasted coconut yogurt existed until I found it at the market. If you can’t find toasted coconut yogurt, regular coconut yogurt or vanilla yogurt are also delicious.
How to Choose a Ripe Watermelon:
- Check the Stripes: The dark stripes should be a deep dark green, and the lighter stripe a pale yellow.
- Field Spot: The will be a spot on the watermelon where it sat on the ground. This is the field spot. It should be a pale yellow or light orange when ripe.
- Stem: If it has a piece of stem attached. The stem should be dry and yellow-brown, not green.
- Knock on it: When you rap the watermelon, it should have a deep hollow sound.
- Webbing and Spots: When a watermelon has fine lines that look like webbing, this indicates it is ripe and the sugar is seeping through the skin. It may also have spots caused by bugs biting it.
- Choose a heavy watermelon for its size. This indicates it is riper.
How to Make Watermelon and Pineapple Fries:
Make the Dip: This dip is so simple with only two ingredients. Simple squeeze 2 tbsp of lime juice into the toasted coconut, Then zest the lime and add the zest to the yogurt. Stir.
Make the Watermelon and Pineapple Fries: Cut the watermelon into 1/2-inch rounds and then remove the rind leaving a square piece of watermelon. Slice the piece of watermelon into 1/2-inch wide pieces and each piece into three-inch lengths.
Add the dip to the Flamingo Bowl and arrange the fries on a plate with the bowl.
Spice it up with chili powder and lime zest sprinkled over the fries.
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- 1 serving platter and bowl for the dip
- ½ watermelon
- 1 pineapple
- 2 cups Toasted Coconut Yogurt
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed Lime juice
- Zest from 1 lime
- Add the lime juice and lime zest to the Toasted Coconut Yogurt and set aside.
- Cut the watermelon into round pieces about 1/2 inch thick.
- Peel and slice the pineapple into rounds.
- Remove the rind from the watermelon and cut the watermelon into "Fries" about ½ X½ inch and 3 inches long.
- Cut the pineapple into "fries" about the same size as the watermelon fries. Discard the center core.
- Put the dip into a small bowl and arrange the "fries" on a platter with the dip.
- Serve chilled.
- SIS (Simple is Smart Tip) Spice up the fries with a sprinkling of chili powder, and some salt, and grate a little lime zest over the fries.