Watermelon Salsa Recipe

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Watermelon Salsa



A neighbor had a bumper crop of watermelons a few years ago and again this year. I was running out of ideas when BOOM!!! No salsa left for the pork ribs. Until I threw this together, literally, at the last minute. It was a humongous hit and I get asked for this recipe all the time. I like it with pork and chicken hot off the grill. If the watermelon salsa is seriously chilled before serving, nirvana exists.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min


1 tsp
grated lime zest
1/4 c
fresh lime juice, 3-4 limes
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp
freshly whacked black peppercorns
4 c
seeded watermelon diced very fine
cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 c
chopped red onion, or more to taste
jalapenos, seeded, ribbed and minced
1/8 c
chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp
salt or to taste


1Put the grated lime zest, fresh lime juice, sugar, extra virgin olive oil and the freshly whacked black peppercorns in a large bowl and whisk well. Don't worry about the peppercorns. It's a good way to take out your frustrations of the day and it doesn't add a lot of heat, just spice.
2Add the watermelon, cucumber, jalapenos and chopped red onion. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until very cold.
3When ready to serve, add the fresh parsley and cilantro. Taste and add (or don't) salt. If you add the salt too long before serving, the watermelon gets, well, icky.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Salsas
Other Tag: Healthy