Saucy Watermelon Stack

Saucy Watermelon Stacks - This summer Saucy Watermelon Stack will surprise you.  Accidentally discovering that this sauce is truly amazing on anything when the only thing left on my plate was a slice of watermelon and a dollop of sauce, it was obvious that it needed to be shared!

This summer Saucy Watermelon Stack will surprise you.  Accidentally discovering that this sauce is truly amazing on anything when the only thing left on my plate was a slice of watermelon and a dollop of sauce, it was obvious that it needed to be shared!

You may have noticed that we've been a little quieter on the blog in the last few weeks.  We are working on our first ebook to sell!  (So watch for that, and subscribe for updates if you haven't already).  I am also busy redesigning the website (something I've wanted to do for ages now), which I'm hoping I'll have done by the end of summer – weather-dependant….  And there was a third thing I was going to mention, but I don't remember what that is.

Oh yeah, I have another move coming up.  Yes, I have to leave this beautiful space that I'm in.  I am so lucky to have been here for the past year but it's time to leave.  I'm planning on putting my things in storage for a few months and becoming a nomad for a bit.  So if you have a beautiful space for me to crash in for a bit, please let me know!

Just a few days ago I found out that The Primal Desire was listed as a Top Healthy Recipe Blog by Mamavation!  What an incredible honor to be recognized and included in so many amazing sites!  Leah Segedie reached out to us directly and invited us to ShiftCon, an “eco-wellness influencer conference focusing on food, wellness, health, sustainability, and platform growth”.


OK, I had to look into this all a bit before I got really excited.  It's not like I read mom blogs, so I was not aware of Mamavation.  But I'm so glad that I am now!  Please take the time to read this write-up about Leah.  She has done some really incredible things.  And upon reading about her accomplishments and what drives her and what she's doing with this conference I was really excited to be invited.

It's about educating our audiences and about creating change to make things better for all of us.  Getting access to real food.  Improved labeling of all products including beauty products (you're seen that we are now working Beautycounter, right?  No?!  OK, check this out right now!).

We're excited to be connecting with this community and are looking forward to bringing you more information as a result!

For our wellness blog friends, this conference is open to you too, and we'd love to see you there!  It's being held in California on February 1-3, 2018.  Get your tickets HERE.  Also, Leah has provided us with a ticket to give away to a fellow blogger, so we are holding a contest for that (look below the Saucy Watermelon Stack recipe to enter).

Saucy Watermelon Stacks - This summer Saucy Watermelon Stack will surprise you.  Accidentally discovering that this sauce is truly amazing on anything when the only thing left on my plate was a slice of watermelon and a dollop of sauce, it was obvious that it needed to be shared!

Saucy Watermelon Stacks

  • Author: Raj
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4


  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 1 large jicama (peeled)


*Pick a watermelon and jicama that you will be able to get a 4-inch square out of.

  1. Cut off the top and bottom of the jicama, then square it up by cutting off the sides.  Lay it on its side and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  2. Do the same with the watermelon.
  3. Stack the squares alternating watermelon and jicama slices, in whatever pattern you like.
  4. Pour sauce over top as desired.


(sauce recipe below, or AIP version *here*)


Coconut Curry Sauce is a great way to jazz up ANY dish. Chicken, lamb, pork, fish, vegetables, even try with eggs. And this is an AIP recipe!

Paleo Fenugreek Curry Sauce

  • Author: Raj
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 min
  • Total Time: -25744213.05 minute
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Sauce


  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ghee (or avocado oil)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp (2 pinches) cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Stir coconut milk, paprika, salt, cayenne, lemon juice, and fenugreek leaves together in a large bowl.
  2. Heat ghee over medium heat in a saucepan and saute garlic until golden brown.
  3. Add turmeric and continue to heat for another minute (move to next step before turmeric starts to burn).
  4. Add cream mixture, cooking for another 5-10 minutes (gently boiling) cooking down until desired thickness.


Serve over everything.

See AIP version *here*.

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About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish June 26, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

    That sauce!!! I love fenugreek, I bet it’s just amazing drizzled over this beautiful watermelon stack.

  2. Irena June 27, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply

    What a great idea to use jicama together with the watermelon!!! And that sauce looks and sounds delicious. Perfect for the next BBQ gathering 🙂

  3. Renee Kohley June 27, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Ooo what a lovely sauce! Yum! I would have never thought to do this!

  4. Jean June 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous recipe! I love that you made a savory dish with watermelon. Sounds perfect for the summer. Hope all goes well with the big move and congrats on making the Mamavation list!

    • Raj June 28, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Jean!

  5. Tina T. June 27, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    How creative! And…. most importantly, also tasty!

  6. michelespring2014 June 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    This is so cool – I’d never think to put a savory sauce like this on watermelon but it sounds amazing! I love fenugreek – such a unique but wonderful flavor.

    • Raj June 28, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Michele, I’m always looking to make things more savory!

  7. Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! June 28, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    These stacks are so beautiful, and that sauce looks incredible!

  8. Chihyu June 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Love watermelon in the summer and this version is perfect for entertaining ! It makes it look so special for friends and family !

  9. Paul June 29, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

    All about this recipe. Just bought a watermelon too. Meanwhile my blog at is all about healthy lifestyle! Partnered with my YouTube channel and Instagram I hit all the major outlet. Fitness, food and FUN!

    • Raj June 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Yeah buddy! Team #fishmanfit

  10. thecastawaykitchen June 29, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    This is just divine. Reminds me of spiced watermelon, jicama, cucumber and avocado snacks we would have in Mexico as kids. I love the sweet/savory/ juicyness of it all. yum!

    • Raj June 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

      You spent a lot of time in Mexico as a kid? Lucky!
      What were these snacks spiced with?

  11. Jessica June 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    These stacks are beautiful and I’m sure so delicious! That sauce looks amazing!

  12. Anya@Prepare+Nourish July 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Wowzers!! That stack is so gorgeous. I was a bit hesitant with the sauce but then read the ingredients – totally needs to be done. PS. I’m going to ShiftCon. <>

    • Raj July 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      How could you doubt us? lol

      SWEET! Looking forward to meeting in person!

  13. Ruth July 2, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Couldn’t find any fenugreek in town, so I have substituted dill. Since I am using it as a dip with a vegetable tray, I added cream cheese, too (this is a primal site, right?) I has nice flavour, and is very rich. Will see how it goes over at the party this afternoon.

    • Raj July 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Sounds good Mom. Let us know how it goes.

    • Holley July 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      How did it go at the party?

  14. edwarddb July 3, 2017 at 5:37 am - Reply

    This looks so much fun as well as deliciously tasty, love these fun recipes!

    • Raj July 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Darryl!

      Wow, am I ever happy that you found us and commented! I just checked out Primal Play. I was just talking about missing “play” movement this weekend. I’m excited to learn more about your system!

  15. STACEY CRAWFORD July 3, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Looks so gorgeous and love that there is jicama in it!

  16. Haha, I love the name, and this is so cool looking!

  17. Sharon July 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Eating more paleo style these days so lots of your recipes look tempting! Fingers crossed for a win. Thanks!

    • Raj July 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Ooh! Good on You!

  18. soniaaminthomas September 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    This looks beyond delicious!

    • Raj September 18, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Sonia!

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