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Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Watermelon salsa is a fun way to use this juicy melon! Combine it with lime, jalapeno, and cilantro for a zingy dip or sauce.


  • 2 cups finely diced fresh ripe watermelon
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato (optional)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced and seeds remove
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Prepare the watermelon, tomato, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro as listed above.
  2. In a bowl, mix all ingredients gently together with the lime juice, sugar and salt. Serve immediately or wait 5 minutes to let the flavors meld. Taste and add more sugar or salt to adjust the flavor as desired. Serve with chips or with grilled fish, shrimp or chicken, using a slotted spoon to drain juices before serving. Tastes best the day it is made, but it stores up to 2 days refrigerated (it will gather liquid during refrigeration so you may need to drain or use a slotted spoon for serving). 
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Watermelon salsa