Fresh Watermelon Salsa Recipe: Meet the Hit of Your Memorial Day Party by Donna John

Fresh Watermelon Salsa Recipe: Meet the Hit of Your Memorial Day Party

Sweet. Savory. Refreshing. Watermelon salsa not only screams summerMemorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day – it does it with a bullhorn and pompoms! This is the perfect watermelon recipe to serve during the hot months of summer.

This fruity watermelon salsa is made with fresh and vibrant ingredients: seedless watermelon, red onion, fresh cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice and zest. Toss the ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate until you're ready to serve. Want to up the savory (and summer) factor? Grill the watermelon before chopping. Yes, it tastes amazing. 

You could also try this recipe with pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon or your favorite fruit. Serve with tortilla chips or my homemade wonton chips.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8


  • 5 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • juice and zest of 1 lime

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 
  3. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Candy Stephens
I'm totally making this.....and adding shrimp to it!
Donna John
Leave it to you to make it better. Shrimp would be great in it Good idea!
Elisa Schmitz
Sounds refreshing and delish! Donna John

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