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Refreshing Watermelon Salsa

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Mexican food is a favorite in our household.  From tacos to salsa we love it all.  One of the things I love to create is fresh salsas and different flavors.  I think sweet and spicy always go great together. So I took a summer staple, a watermelon, and created a delicious refreshing salsa. A lot of people might think it’s weird but it works. I hope you give it a try. I promise you will not be disappointed. 
 
Also you can’t have salsa and not have a delicious margarita in hand. I used the rest of my watermelon to make a homemade margarita. 
 
Salsa Ingredients: 
2 cups watermelon, cubed 
1 Serrano pepper, diced 
1 jalapeño pepper, diced 
1/2 red onion, diced 
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 
Salt & pepper, to taste 
1 yellow bell pepper, diced 
1 orange bell pepper, diced 
2 Garlic cloves, minced 
Juice of 1 lime 
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
 
Preparation: 
 
Place all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and toss until well incorporated. Enjoy with tortilla chips.
 
Margarita ingredients: 
2 cups tequila 
1 cup lime juice 
1/4 cup agave nectar, more if desired 
4 cups watermelon 
3 cups ice cubes 
 
Preparation: 
In a blender place all of the above ingredients and blend. Serve with salt or sugar on rim or nothing at all. Cheers! 

Check out the other great dishes from this week’s Food Network Blog #SummerSoiree below:

Weelicious: Watermelon Cinnamon Granita
Homemade Delish: Refreshing Watermelon Salsa
Healthy Eats: Pretty in Pink: 6 Dishes Made Better with Watermelon
Creative Culinary: Margarita Watermelon
The Wimpy Vegetarian: Watermelon and Peach Salsa
Dishin & Dishes: Watermelon Jalapeno Agua Fresca
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Watermelon Salsa
Red or Green: Watermelon, Corn & Jalapeno Salad
The Mom 100: Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
Taste with the Eyes: Unique Watermelon Salad – Pomegranate Syrup, Feta, Cucumber
FN Dish: 6 Party-Ready Ways to Take Watermelon Off the Rind

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9 thoughts on “Refreshing Watermelon Salsa

  1. I love Mexican food too, and especially love salsa and chips. I love this idea and I bet the sweet and spicy is just lovely. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. This looks so good! I love watermelon salads in the summertime because they’re so refreshing, but I really like your take with tequila–I mean, who can go wrong with that?! Was great co-hosting with you last night on #Foodiechats!

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