Spicy Watermelon Salsa Recipe
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Spicy Watermelon Salsa Recipe

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I threw this together after an overzealous trip to the farmers market! My family loved it from the first bite. You can serve it right away but the best flavor is achieved after letting the salsa rest in the refrigerator for a few hours. —Andrea Heyart, Aubrey, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups seeded chopped watermelon
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. If necessary, drain before serving. Yield: 15 servings (1/3 cup each).
Originally published as Watermelon Salsa in Taste of Home Recipes Across America 2013, p353

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 267916
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2017

"I made this salsa and it was delicious! Used the equivalent of cilantro and basil (dried) for the fresh herbs and 1/2 red onion, finely chopped, as I did not have a small red onion. delowenstein"

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 252888
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"Yum! Gets pretty juicy as time goes on so eat it up fast!"

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