This watermelon salsa is the epitome of summer! With just a few ingredients, you’ll have a refreshing appetizer on the time in no time!
If you ask me, watermelon is just the epitome of summer. Every summer I look forward to biting into the bright, juiciness of this fruit on a warm summer day – it’s the perfect snack! Much to my dismay, my boyfriend isn’t a watermelon fan (the blasphemy… I know!), so I always find myself with a whole watermelon to myself. And watermelons are pretty huge right? I always find that I have leftovers no matter what I am using it for.
Well friends, I have the most delicious way to use up that leftover watermelon. Watermelon salsa! As you know, I love turning pretty much any fruit into a salsa during the summer (see pineapple salsa, jicama kiwi mango salsa, strawberry jalapeño salsa or even this peach tomato salsa for reference) and this watermelon salsa is no different. The watermelon is so refreshing and provides the perfect touch of sweetness. The bell peppers and onions give a great crunch and the zesty lime juice pulls it all together. Let’s not forget the jalapeño… because I love the little kick that the jalapeño gives the salsa. However, if you’re not a spicy food lover (which normally I’m not either) feel free to leave the jalapeño out of the recipe. You’ll still have the most refreshing salsa ever.
This salsa tastes great with tortilla chips and served at an appetizer. It would also work beautifully over some burgers, tacos or fish, too! You have to make this watermelon salsa before the summer is over — you won’t regret it! What other recipes are on your summer bucket list? Tell me in the comments!
- 2 cups fresh watermelon, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
- ½ red onion, diced (about 1 cup)
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ jalapeno, small dice (optional)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- pinch of salt
- In a bowl, mix together all ingredients until combined.
- Taste and adjust lime juice or salt to your preferences.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before serving.
- Serve with tortilla chips.