Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, mix your favorite salsa ingredients together with diced watermelon and mango, for the best watermelon salsa recipe.

Summertime Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Happy week of Cinco de Mayo, Friends! Over the weekend we ate a lot of watermelon, in several fruit salads, and in a couple new delicious recipes! Although we love this Watermelon Salsa recipe, we do love to set out several salsas for holiday meals. One of our other favorites is Best Avocado Salsa Verde and Quick Mango Salsa Recipe.

Watermelon Salsa Recipe

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! :) Oh, and it’s delicious served with this Best Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe!

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 recipe consists of dicing and chopping your favorite ingredients.

  • Fresh lime
  • Sugar (or honey)
  • Garlic salt and pepper
  • Watermelon, cucumber, mango, red onion, and jalapeno
  • Fresh basil leaves (so good!)
  • Tortilla or pita chips, for serving

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!

How do you make watermelon salsa?

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

Serve it on a fish taco board! What do you think about serving this Taco Tuesday Epic Fish Taco Board for dinner guests?

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

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

Juicy Watermelon Salsa

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 Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 8

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime zest, from about 1 lime
  • ¼ 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)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • Tortilla or pita chips, for serving

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Reposted from May 2017
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Appetizer
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bowl of watermelon salsa