Pico de Gallo Fruit Salad

This is a classic Mexican dish that might sound strange: fresh fruit with chili powder and salt? All we can say, as we’ve said so many times before, is try it and see! Pico de gallo (pronounced PEE-ko day GUY-o) can refer to various Mexican salads, but it can also refer to a particular salsa made from chopped tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Obviously, this isn’t that!

Hands-on time:
20 minutes
Total time:
20 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Peeler, if you like
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons


4 cups watermelon, mango, cucumber, jicama, papaya, and pineapple spears (A spear is a long, narrow piece. You will likely need an adult to help you peel and cut the fruits and vegetables.)
1 lime, quartered
1 teaspoon chile powder or 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Arrange the fruit and jicama on the platter and sprinkle with lime juice, chili powder, and salt. Serve right away.