Summertime Salsa: Watermelon

Is it just our household or does salsa consumption increase with the start of every football season?  It can't just be us, right?  Luckily, salsa is one of those foods that you could eat everyday, and everyday make it a little different.  No such thing as a salsa rut in this house, oh plus, let's just agree how well it pairs with sour cream and guacamole.  Heavenly.

In my last ditch effort to hold on to summer, I made a watermelon salsa for our summer BBQ/football watching weekend.  Nothing says summer like juicy watermelon and mangos co-mingling in a bowl alongside some chips.  
Thanks summer you've been a blast once again, but I'm looking forward to breaking out my oversized sweaters, eating lasagna, and wearing my tall boots again.

I love September.

Watermelon Salsa

1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest (from about 1 lime)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
1 tablespoon sugar
Freshly ground pepper
3 cups seeded and finely chopped watermelon
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Tortilla or pita chips, for serving

Stir together the lime zest, lime juice, sugar and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Add the watermelon, cucumber, mango, jalapeno, onion and basil and toss gently. Chill the salsa until ready to serve.

Add the garlic salt just before serving. Serve with chips.

Yields: 3 cups
Recipe Courtesy: Trisha Yearwood

More Salsa Recipes:

Tropical Salsa
Fruit Salsa
Homemade Salsa


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