Watermelon Salsa

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June 21, 2010 by Flora Dawn

You have probably heard of fruit salsa, it is fairly common and typically served with fish and poultry. However, have you tried watermelon salsa?

First of all, I realize this may sound odd. Okay, so it probably sounds disgusting. But it is “surprisingly good,” according to my most cynical food critic, my husband.

It is refreshing and has a great texture. It’s a little sweet, but still savory and goes great with grilled chicken or pork. You could also just serve it with tortilla chips.

It might sound odd, but if you like fresh salsa, you should give it a try. It’s quick, easy, and really healthy. And most importantly really good.

My family was more than skeptical the first time I mentioned watermelon salsa. But once everyone took a bite, we were hooked.

I know making salsa at home might sound like too much work if you have never made it; but it really is simple and it’s hard to beat the flavor and texture of a fresh salsa. Not to mention, you can customize it, especially the peppers, to suit your family’s tastes.

This is my version of Watermelon Salsa. Enjoy!

Watermelon salsa with grilled chicken.

Watermelon Salsa

We like the texture and color of cucumbers, but it is equally good without them. If you omit the cucumbers, increase the watermelon to 3 cups.

  • 2 cups finely diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup finely diced cucumber
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2-1 jalapeno pepper, minced (I remove the seeds)
  • the juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
  1. Place all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl and stir to combine. Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
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