All I ever did with watermelon was chop it up and eat it straight. I know some like to sprinkle it with a little bit of salt but that sort of ruined the sweetness for me. All I wanted was a perfect piece of watermelon.
The first time I had watermelon salsa was a recent dinner outing with my husband. I was totally skeptical about the taste. I thought it would be weird, especially since I like my watermelon left alone. But I gave it a try and fell in love immediately. In my head I was already starting to think of ways that I could recreate this at home. The next time we went grocery shopping, I bought a huge watermelon and the first thing I did was make salsa with it.
Andrea’s Watermelon Salsa
- 2C Finely chopped watermelon (slightly smaller than bite size)
- 1/2 a jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
- 2TBSP of red onion finely chopped
- 1TBSP of cilantro finely chopped
- The juice of 1/2 a lime
- Small pinch of kosher salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.
I understand if you’re concerned with the complexity of this recipe but I urge you to still give it a try.
Both my husband and I loved this salsa! It was refreshing from the watermelon, yet the jalapeno and red onion gave it a little bit of depth and savoriness. Not too much, and it wasn’t overpowering, which was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted the watermelon to shine, not be hidden behind stronger flavored ingredients.
This recipe does not make a huge batch. My husband and I were able to finish it off in one sitting. Obviously you’ll have to play around and up the ingredients if making this for a party. Even if you aren’t making this for a party I still urge you to make a huge batch because it’s that damn good. We ate it with chips and we also ate it straight up as a side dish to dinner. My husband adored this dish and kept raving about it.
If you like watermelon and are looking for different things you can do with it, give this recipe a try.
Have fun guys and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!