Recipe – Watermelon Salsa

Fresh, fruity, versatile and totally summery, this fragrant salsa has quite a kick and goes brilliantly with grilled fish, chicken, sausages, burgers, pork, lamb, even beef kebabs – or just serve it with your favorite chips.

If you can’t find jicama, use English hothouse cucumber and that goes for seedless watermelon as well; I just happened to have one lurking in the fridge. Diced mango, roasted sweetcorn kernels or tomatoes are also wonderful – in fact many combinations of ingredients will make a perfect salsa; just make sure you always include the cilantro (coriander), onion, lime and chili.

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa


(makes about 3 cups)


2 jalapeño chilies or one red chili, seeded and finely diced (add more for extra fire)

The juice of 1 or two limes

1 bunch of fresh cilantro (coriander), tough stems discarded, leaves chopped

1 each of small red, yellow and orange peppers, seeded and finely chopped

½ cup measure of finely diced jicama

1 medium shallot, finely minced

Half of a small seedless watermelon, cut into small dice

Sea salt to taste


Pretty simple; combine all the above and adjust the salt to taste. Cover and chill up to 4 hours.


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5 Responses to Recipe – Watermelon Salsa

  1. Alexandra Yajko says:

    My MOST favorite. !

  2. dlharper says:

    What a great summer salsa. So far I’ve had it with grilled pork chops, chips and avocado and even my morning eggs! Next up,
    crab cakes.

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