Spicy Watermelon Salsa

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Philip Hoel

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@Top_Chef_Phil

With summer coming, we're always looking for a great way to use the fruits of the season; and watermelon is the quintessential fruit of summer. I actually got the idea for this recipe from watching Top Chef, on Bravo TV. Some of the cheftestants made dishes combining watermelon and heirloom tomatoes. This got me to thinking if watermelon and tomato could work together, why not replace tomato with watermelon in my standard salsa recipe? It worked! This recipe works very well over say grilled chicken, or pork, or even a mild poached fish.

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This salsa is wonderfully spicy and flavorful. We served it on grilled chicken, but it would also be great on seafood or just with chips. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    seeded and chopped watermelon
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped red onion
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-2
    jalapeno peppers seeded and finely chopped (for more heat leave some of the seeds and membranes in)
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt (or to taste)

How to Make Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  3. Serve with a slotted spoon (but don't discard juice-see note).

    Yield: approx. 4 cups

    Note: There will be a lot of juice leftover. Don't discard it. Just strain it to remove any large solids; pour over ice and enjoy!

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About Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides Salsas
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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