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This fresh watermelon salsa is a delicious twist on the classic! This sweet, savory appetizer recipe is great on chips or as a topping on chicken and fish.
Watermelon is a sure sign of summer around here. It’s always on sale at the market this time of year, and we get lots of it from our farm share later in the season. We love snacking on it plain, but it’s also fun to use it in different types of recipes.
This fresh watermelon salsa is a surprising burst of flavors. Typical salsa components like cilantro, lime, and cumin work really well with the bright taste of watermelon and fresh mint. My family was surprised by how much they enjoyed this, so I’ll be serving it often this season.
If you have some watermelon left over after making this recipe, try my watermelon slushie recipe. This is such a delicious, refreshing drink on a hot day!
- 3 cups chopped watermelon
- 1 tbs chopped fresh mint
- 1 tbs chopped cilantro
- 1 tbs diced shallot
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- In a large bowl, stir together the watermelon, mint, cilantro, shallot, lime juice, and olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and cumin, and stir again to coat evenly.
- Refrigerate the salsa until you're ready to serve it. This will give the flavors a little time to mingle. Serve within three days.
Watermelon Salsa Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $1.26 to make, or $.11 per serving. Try this healthy, frugal watermelon salsa for a unique appetizer at your next summer gathering.
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I love watermelon salsa! I make one with cucumbers and red onion, which is so delish but more chopping involved. This is such an easy recipe!
This is SO perfect for summer – what a refreshing appetizer!