Watermelon Lime Salsa!
Summer is the time to bring out all the fresh fruits and vegetables and create dishes that are refreshing and healthy. Although we should do this all year, it appears that during the summer we think about it more. Maybe because we’re getting into our bathing suits or because the weather is warmer and heavy foods just don’t sound appetizing.
At any rate, I wanted to grill some fish last night with a fresh salsa but unfortunately when I arrived at the grocery store where we are vacationing, in the mountains of Colorado, their selection was marginal. So I opted for chicken breasts instead.
Since my husband is a maniac about watermelon, which is packed with lots of nutrition, I decided that I would make a Watermelon Salsa. It sounded good to me so I figured I would use watermelon in place of the usual tomatoes and add other similar ingredients like the salsas I’ve made in the past. I do that a lot, do you?
I wanted to make sure that the salsa was colorful so this is what I came up with. It was so delicious that I almost ate the entire bowl. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to since my family ate the rest. So much for leftovers!
Speaking of leftovers – a fresh salsa will last covered and refrigerated for only 5 days. If you prepare a cooked salsa it will last up to 6 months in the refrigerater, covered.
Watermelon Lime Salsa
serves 4 (because you’ll gobble it all up)
1 1/2 -2 cups watermelon, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and minced (be careful not to touch your eyes or skin after removing the seeds. It will burn severely)
2 green scallions, thinly sliced
2 limes, juice of both and zest of one lime
1 Tbsp. minced cilantro
Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill and let the flavors meld together.
Serve with chicken, fish or alone as a side dish. It’s that good.
I love salsa recipes. So if you have one that you love, I’d welcome you to share it with everyone in my comments section below. Then I’ll try it and post about it.
If you like watermelon like we do you might enjoy this link that shares a lot of watermelon recipes.
Also, here’s my post for the Grilled Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction in case you missed it.