Recently we went to a friend’s house for a barbecue (I am a huge fan of summertime barbecues). Wonderful food was served including watermelon salsa. I had never had watermelon salsa before and after the first taste, I knew I had to replicate it at home. To some the idea of sweet fruit combined with spicy jalapenos may not sound like a winning combination. Let me stop to remind you that the tomato is actually a fruit so went you are enjoying your favorite salsa you technically are enjoying “fruit” salsa. Right? My Dad and my Grandpa (who I wouldn’t classify as adventurous eaters) tried the salsa and liked it. I think they both said something to the effect of “It is different. Different but good.” as they each scooped up another chip full. If that still doesn’t convince you, I encourage you to follow the advice of my four year old, “Try it. You will like it.”
The watermelon provides a sweet coolness to an otherwise regular tomato salsa. Please make this for your Fourth of July get together or next family barbecue. This is a refreshing snack to enjoy while you are waiting for the coals to heat up, while you are sitting around chit-chatting with friends and family, and/or while you are enjoying a frosty beverage.
Have a happy and safe holiday!
inspired by a friend
2 c ripe seedless watermelon, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 large red onion, minced
2 jalapenos, minced –remove seeds and membrane if you don’t want it too spicy
handful of cilantro, chopped coarsely
1 lime juiced
season with salt & pepper as needed
Combine all ingredients in serving dish. Stir together. Season accordingly.
Feel free to add more of any ingredient according to your taste preferences. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!