Best Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Looking for an easy salsa recipe for a Mexican feast? Mix your favorite salsa ingredients together with diced watermelon and mango, and you will have the best watermelon salsa recipe. Everyone knows that at a Cinco de Mayo party, homemade salsa is the best. Serve this Watermelon Salsa Recipe with your favorite chips! Watch the VIDEO below!

Summertime Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Friends! Over the weekend we ate a lot of watermelon, in several fruit salads, and in a couple new delicious recipes! Our favorite? This Watermelon Salsa Recipe, so good with the perfect chip (or pita cracker)! You could even skip the main dish, and go right to the dessert with a Mexican Flan Cake! :)

Summertime Watermelon Salsa

How do you make salsa?

Perfect for a any party or Cinco de Mayo celebration, how do you make salsa? Fresh salsa like this Watermelon Salsa Recipe consists of dicing and chopping your favorite ingredients.

For this recipe, think sweet and savory! The sweetness of mango and watermelon and cucumber, mixed together with your favorite salsa spices and ingredients–so good!

And a steak marinade for grilling? This Pepperoncini Steak is fantastic, with this salsa served on top! These are my favorite summer flavors!

Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Last night it was just the 5 of us, all together for dinner in our backyard enjoying the summer landscape, pets brushing up against our legs in a curling fashion under the patio table.

Coming together to enjoy a meal with our kids, and engage in long conversations, is always special. I love it when they ask questions about Paul’s and my early lives. I savor these days quite fondly as we’re able to dine together.

Watermelon Salsa

The day is coming when we will be scattered. I hate that word, but I do anticipate this dreaded time. On the other hand, we’ve prayed for and encouraged our kids for years to follow their passions, and soar with their dreams!

Best Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Back to juicy, sweet watermelon. Some salt their watermelon. Some eat it plain.

It’s also delicious to eat a hunk on the rind. Or even salted!

Always delicious fresh in a fruit salad.

Watermelon Salsa Recipe Ingredients

At this meal we enjoyed the salsa on our steak and also as an appetizer with pita chips! It’s great on chicken and fish, too!

And perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Easy Summertime Watermelon Salsa Recipe

So summery – fresh! ENJOY!

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Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8 -10


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest from about 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice from about 3 limes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or use honey
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups seeded and finely chopped watermelon
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 mango peeled and diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves finely chopped (optional: use cilantro)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Tortilla or pita chips for serving


  • Stir together the lime zest, lime juice, sugar (or honey); lightly salt and pepper.
  • Add the watermelon, cucumber, mango, jalapeno, onion and basil (or cilantro) and toss gently.
  • Chill the salsa until ready to serve.
  • Add the garlic salt just before serving. Serve with pita chips or corn chips, or serve on top of steak, chicken, pork, or fish.

More fresh salsa dishes: Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Crisps [Spend with Pennies], Pineapple Cowboy Caviar Pineapple Dip [RE], Cherry Salsa [Well Plated].

Easy Watermelon Salsa

12 comments on “Best Watermelon Salsa Recipe”

  1. Could you freeze this? I know that the watermelon would turn to mush if completely defrosted but I am thinking about serving partially frozen.

  2. This looks amazing but we dont always get Mangos where I live – what do you recommend instead and also where do yuo get your gorgeous plates

  3. So gorgeous, Sandy! I want to sit at that table and chat with friends and family!

  4. I make pineapple salsa it is so refreshing.

  5. How long would this store for?

  6. I’ve seen some great looking fruit salsas over the years and have never tried them. I think I’ll have to give this one a try.

  7. What a beautiful salsa – I would want the whole bowl to myself! We used to take weekend car rides, too. Just head out in any direction and see where it took us. We usually ended up at some park or the home of friends or family, or somewhere casual to eat. Super casual, always fun.

  8. Watermelon salsa + mango? Sounds amazing! I’m in love with your dishes, pictures and your ability to tell a story with each post. :)

  9. I don’t remember much special about watermelon when I was little but when my girls were little we would make watermelon Ice, which they loved and it was a yummy treat for them

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