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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4
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A sweet and spicy watermelon salsa that uses ingredients fresh from your garden. MORE + LESS -

Christy Denney
December 30, 2014

Ingredients

2
cups finely chopped watermelon, seeds removed
1/2
cup finely chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
1/4
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2
to 1 whole jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced finely
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
2
tablespoons honey
2
teaspoons lime juice
Tortilla chips for dipping

Steps

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  • 1
    Combine watermelon, cucumber, onion, peppers, cilantro, and basil in a large bowl. Add honey and lime juice and stir to coat.
  • 2
    Chill for at least half an hour in the refrigerator. Serve with tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

*Watermelon has a lot of liquid naturally in it. Before serving pour out the excess liquid so your salsa isn't too runny.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
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:

Fresh Mango Salsa
Salsa Guacamole
Fresh Garden Salsa
Pineapple Salsa
Zesty Corn Salsa  

Featured recipe: Watermelon Salsa

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