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Watermelon Mango Salsa

It's watermelon season and beyond cutting a big hunk and biting into its juicy, sweet goodness or chopping it up along with some cantaloupe and honeydew for a simple fruit salad I haven't done much else with it. I've heard of grilling it, using it to make cool summer drinks, mixing it in green salads or making granita and cold summer soups. But, I was looking for something that used watermelon in a different way.

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I chose to give Watermelon Mango Salsa a try. The watermelon basically replaces the tomato used in traditional salsas and I put some seeds from the jalapenos in my recipe, which gave it a nice bite. The sweetness of the watermelon and mango with the spicy jalapenos and tartness of the lime juice is a nice combo. After tasting, there was some left over so we stuck it in the fridge and had it the next day. It tasted even better after the flavors had a chance to marry. The watermelon did not get mushy and the peppers stayed crispy. It's definitely a keeper.

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Tip: When cutting watermelon, use a knife that's big enough and sharp enough to cut through the rind. Our recommendation is a 6-3/4" Petite Carver for a small melon or a 9" Carver for a larger melon.

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Watermelon Mango Salsa

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 seedless watermelon, skin removed and finely diced
  • 1 cup diced mango or diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • 1 diced yellow pepper
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely minced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely diced. .
  • Juice of 2 limes – about 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips or scoop-type chips.
  3. Can also be served over grilled chicken or fish.
  4. NOTE: To increase the heat of the salsa, use some or all of the seeds from the jalapenos.

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