Fourth of July Favorite: Watermelon Salsa Recipe

{recipe girl}

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 limes
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 :)

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  • Stephanie @ henry happened says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    What a great way to serve it! Totally need to get one of those choppers - I HATE chopping. Have a great holiday!

  • Paper Moss says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    Yummm! I want to make this :)

  • LAA - Southern Aisle says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    Adding this to our bbq menu for this weekend! Thanks Jacin!

  • Naomi says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    OMG THIS HAS GOT TO BE BANANAS! I have got to try this. I’m adding more “heat” to it with jalapenos! xo

  • alicia@Charitywedding says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    Yum! I am a major salsa fan so this will definitely have to be on my list of things to make!

  • The Perfect Palette says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    looks summery + delish! xo, chrissy.

  • Tiffany says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    A girlfriend of mine made this for a BBQ for Memorial day and it was to die for. It was such a big hit and soooo refreshing!

  • Nicole says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    This sounds good!

  • Nicole says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    btw, Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July!

  • Tina Milas says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe Jacin! Can not wait to try it this weekend at our family 4th of July Picnic! <3

  • Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    You are a recipe master these days :) I wish I could come snack at your house all the time hehe xo

  • Steph says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    I’m just gonna go ahead and steal ALL your festive July 4th ideas, k? ;)

  • Katie {Bayside Bride} says on June 30, 2011 Reply

    This looks so yummy and refreshing!

  • Lissa (Bellenza) says on July 1, 2011 Reply

    Who would’ve thought…watermelon with onions, right?! But it IS delicious and refreshing!

  • Jenna says on July 1, 2011 Reply

    I have had this before and was surprised how delicious it was. Sweet and spicy and juicy~ I loved every bite!

  • Faith says on July 2, 2011 Reply

    that looks incredible and tasty!!!

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