Watermelon Salsa Recipe
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Watermelon Salsa Recipe

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From Kansas City Missouri, Pat Bremson relates, "This salsa is so good, I could just eat it with a spoon! It's wonderful over fish or chicken."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups seeded chopped watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1/2 cup) equals 26 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Watermelon Salsa in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p5

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"This was a great twist to the usual tomato salsa. Everyone loved it. It was very refreshing. Will make again."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2009

"This is delicious! I served it at a picnic & it goes great with tortilla chips."

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