October 2020 Newsletter—Fresh Watermelon Salsa

Fresh Watermelon Salsa

Yield: 12 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 personal sized or mini watermelon
  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers, (any combination of green, orange, yellow or red peppers)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp diced jalapenos, (optional – add seeds for additional heat)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • Lay the watermelon on its side and cut the top 1/4 to 1/3 off.
  • Cut slices into the flesh of the watermelon in a crosshatch pattern without going through the rind.
  • Make a cut all of the way around the watermelon between the flesh and the rind.
  • Scoop out the watermelon slices and set them aside on a cutting board.
  • Hollow out the rest of the watermelon and dump out the juice so that it can be used as a bowl.
  • Dice enough watermelon to measure one cup. Save the remaining watermelon for another use.
  • Put the diced watermelon in a bowl and add the cucumbers, peppers, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mix everything together and taste the salsa. Add additional lime juice, salt, and black pepper, if needed.
  • Scoop the watermelon salsa into the hollowed out watermelon bowl. Serve the watermelon salsa directly from the watermelon bowl.

Chef’s Tip:

  • Try adding more fruit and veggies such as corn, tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries, mango, or pineapple. You could also add garlic, black beans, avocados or roasted pumpkin seeds.



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