Watermelon has always been one of my favorite fruits, but this time of year it is at its prime – extremely juicy and sweet. I have many swimsuit clad memories as a kid eating watermelon and having watermelon seed spitting contests with my friends. I love watermelon simply chilled, by the slice on a hot summer day.
But I can never say no to anything with a Mexican influence, so watermelon salsa -- why not? Watermelon replaces the tomatoes in this Watermelon Salsa
recipe. This salsa is sweet and spicy – a refreshing combo that would be an asset at any outdoor get together. Served with salty tortilla chips, it becomes completely addicting.
I was worried that maybe the watermelon wouldn’t hold up in a salsa, but it still had the crunch that I crave with regular salsa because of the fresh cucumbers, onions, peppers, and jalapenos in it. My jalapeno was super hot so I only added half, but if you like your salsa spicy, add a whole one. This salsa can be made all with fresh ingredients from your garden – a perfect summer appetizer.
Leftover Watermelon Salsa?
Not that you should plan on having any leftovers … but if you happen to have some extra salsa, it’s great served over grilled fish or chicken.
More Summer Salsa Recipes
If you’re a salsa fan, you might like to also try some of these salsa recipes that are perfect for summer snacks or meals:
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