Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Challenge accepted! Watermelon Salsa

When life hands you melons, make salsa!  Wait, that's not how it goes.    :)   This week, melons were handed to me as a challenge ingredient.  None of us are huge fans here, except for watermelon.   I buy it, cut it up in chunks. stick it in the fridge and we snack on it.   I found this recipe on the Taste of Home site, and it sounded perfect for some holiday weekend snacking.

Change #1- I don't do cilantro.  I am in the "tastes like soap" camp.   I used parsley instead.   The other two changes were minor- yellow bell pepper for the red, and little baby cucumbers that I left the peels on.   

Easy, delicious and a wonderful change from traditional salsa, thank you so much to Carolyn B for sharing the recipe!





                     
* Exported from MasterCook *

                     Contest-Winning Watermelon Salsa


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  2               cups  seeded finely chopped watermelon
     1/2           cup  finely chopped peeled cucumber (used baby cucumbers, didn't peel)
     1/4           cup  finely chopped red onion
     1/4           cup  finely chopped sweet red pepper (used yellow)
  1                     jalapeno pepper -- seeded and minced
     1/4           cup  minced fresh cilantro- used dried parsley
  1         tablespoon  minced fresh basil
  1         tablespoon  minced fresh mint
  2        tablespoons  honey
  1           teaspoon  lime juice
                        Baked tortilla chip scoops

In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, cucumber, onion, peppers and herbs. Drizzle with honey and lime juice; gently toss to coat.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with chips. Yield: 3 cups.

Source "http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/contest-winning-watermelon-salsa"


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