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Easy Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins

This watermelon salsa recipe is so fun when served from a watermelon bowl! It is delicious with chips or on top of grilled chicken, salmon, or tacos.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 12 kcal
Author: The Gunny Sack
  • 1 personal sized or mini watermelon (to be used as the bowl)
  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (any combination of green, orange, yellow or red peppers)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp diced jalapenos (optional - add more for additional heat)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  1. Lay the watermelon on its side and cut the top 1/4 to 1/3 off.

  2. Cut slices into the flesh of the watermelon in a crosshatch pattern without going through the rind.

  3. Make a cut all of the way around the watermelon between the flesh and the rind.

  4. Scoop out the watermelon slices and set them aside on a cutting board.

  5. Hollow out the rest of the watermelon and dump out the juice so that it can be used as a bowl.

  6. Dice enough watermelon to measure one cup. Save the remaining watermelon for another use.

  7. Put the diced watermelon in a bowl and add the cucumbers, peppers, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, lime juice, salt, and black pepper.

  8. Mix everything together and taste the salsa. Add additional lime juice, salt, and black pepper, if needed.

  9. Scoop the watermelon salsa into the hollowed out watermelon bowl. Serve the watermelon salsa directly from the watermelon bowl.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Salsa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 12
% Daily Value*
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.