I promised I would, and here it is. My favourite savoury watermelon recipe – ‘Watermelon Salsa’.
I’ve never been a massive fan of salsa from jars – it always seems to be either too spicy/too vinegary/too watery for me.
This watermelon salsa has the most perfect blend of heat and sweet and I’d eat a whole bowl if I could.
Its very easy to make, but I’d say the finer chopped the better, so if you have the chopping patience it’s well worth it!
My mouth is honestly watering right now thinking about scooping salty tortilla chips into this juicy salsa… haha!
Read below for the ingredients.
Ingredients – (Makes 1 large bowl of salsa)
3 Cups Watermelon (finely diced)
1 Cucumber (finely diced)
1 Jalapeno (finely diced)
1/2 Red Onion (finely diced, add the whole onion if your a big onion fan!)
5-10 Basil leaves (finely chopped)
Zest of 1 Lime
Juice of 3 Limes
1 tbsp Caster Sugar
1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
- Finely chop the watermelon, cucumber, jalapeno, onion and basil and put into a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, mix both the lime zest and juice, sugar and pepper until the sugar has mostly dissolved.
- Pour the liquid over the chopped ingredients and toss gently.
- Sprinkle the salt over the top and gently mix.
This is a great party/picnic/sharing recipe, if you can manage to avoid eating it all yourself.