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Watermelon Bacon

A tangy, chewy, dried watermelon snack that could easily pass for bacon.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword snack, vegan, watermelon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 10-12 strips fresh watermelon cut to 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste


  1. Peel the rind from a large chunk of watermelon and slice the watermelon into strips that are about 1/4 inch thick. Lay out the strips on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Drizzle with lime juice and a light dusting of salt, pepper, and paprika. Bake at 175 degrees for 8 hours, or until dehydrated and crispy/chewy. Store in an airtight container.