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Watermelon Salsa

From: EatingWell

Sweet, savory and crunchy salsa accompanies grilled pork or chicken rather nicely. Try it with tortilla chips as a refreshing alternative to a tomato salsa.

Servings: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
Prep: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Rated : 
 by 3 people
3 cups  finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip)
2   jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note)
1/3 cup  chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch)
1/4 cup  lime juice
1/4 cup  minced red onion, (about 1/2 small)
1/4 teaspoon  salt, or to taste
1. Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Tip: Melon selection & storage: Look for symmetrical unblemished melons, without flat sides, that have a creamy yellow spot on the bottom indicating ripeness. At 92% water, this fruit should feel heavy when you heft it. Precut melon flesh should be dense, firm and appear moist. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or keep in a cool, dark spot. Cover the cut surface of melon with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Ingredient Note: The seeds and surrounding membrane are the spiciest part of the chile pepper. To increase the heat of the salsa, use some or all of the seeds, depending on your preference, along with the flesh of the pepper.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 26, Sodium 75 mg, Carbohydrate 7 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g, Potassium 122 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 60%. Exchanges: Fruit 0.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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smnelson57 wrote:

I has something similar at a Spa I was at a few years ago. It was delicious. The Jalapeno's give it a kick. However I think the one I had also had pineapple in it. Give it a try. It is better than you think it would be.

3/20/2011 11:15:29 AM Report Abuse
hockeygal4ever wrote:

I saw this or a recipe similar on the Today show & it was strangely enticing! Al Roker had a surprised but enjoyable look when he tried it so I have to admit I'd like to try it. With summer at it's end I wonder if I will do it before next summer but it's definitely worth a try! They served it with some pita chips I believe (of course you have to add the calories, etc.).

9/23/2010 03:37:13 PM Report Abuse
sarah3453401 wrote:

Really refreshing and delicious, this salsa is a nice change from the traditional tomato salsas.

7/26/2010 09:34:10 AM Report Abuse
mbcarreno wrote:

It might be yellow watermelon, but either way, it is not mentioned! I think that this could also be good with either pinepple or mango too. Strangely enough the other day I thought to myself, "I wonder if you could make salsa with watermelon."

7/1/2010 10:48:12 AM Report Abuse
nmmiller wrote:

What else is in the salsa in the picture? The yellow stuff - is that pineapple? It's not mentioned in the recipe.

5/18/2010 10:16:47 AM Report Abuse

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