Contest-Winning Watermelon Salsa

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


3 cups

Updated: Jan. 31, 2022
I entered this recipe in a local fair, and it took first place! This is one of my favorite dishes because all the ingredients (except for the lime juice) came directly from my garden and beehives. —Carolyn Butterfield, Lake Stevens, Washington
Contest-Winning Watermelon Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups seeded finely chopped watermelon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops


  1. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, cucumber, onion, peppers and herbs. Drizzle with honey and lime juice; gently toss to coat.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with chips.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 22 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.