In the spirit of the holiday weekend and gatherings with friends and family, I wanted to share a favorite recipe that I bring to our family’s picnic every year – watermelon salsa. It is literally all the same ingredients as regular salsa, but swapping the tomato for watermelon! It is always a hit and has been requested year after year – hope you enjoy!
1 small watermelon
1 medium red or yellow onion (red onion will add a spicier flavor)
1 jalapeno (seeded)
2-3 cloves garlic minced
salt and garlic salt to taste
Scoop out watermelon (save one half to use as a bowl) and finely chop, placing chopped pieces in a strainer in sink. Finely chop all other ingredients, adding cilantro, jalapeno and salt/garlic salt to taste. This is where a vidalia chopper comes in handy – it’s kind of the best thing ever, and makes all of the pieces uniformly chopped. Combine all ingredients and serve in empty half of watermelon or a pretty bowl.
Note – I serve in a watermelon every year and people still think it’s regular salsa :)
Have a safe and enjoyable LONG weekend! LLD will return on Tuesday :)