Who would have thought watermelon and jalapeño would be such a delicious pair? What’s better, is that this quick condiment only requires six ingredients.

I’ve been experimenting with a lot of watermelon lately, so get ready for quite a few juicy recipes coming up.. This one was one of my favorites, since it’s a perfect match-up of sweet and spicy, combined with saltiness from the chips.

I’ve only tried it as a salsa so far, but I could see this going great with grilled chicken or fish, or atop a grilled vegetable dinner.

Watermelon Salsa

Serves 6-8: Prep time 10 min


  • 4 cups watermelon (seedless, or seeds removed and chopped)
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup red onion (about 1/2 large onion, chopped)
  • 2 medium jalapeños (remove seeds for less heat, chopped)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • salt (to taste)


  1. Add watermelon, cucumber, onion, jalapeño and cilantro to large bowl. Using a folding technique, mix ingredients until distributed evenly.
  2. Squeeze lime halves over contents of bowl. Add salt if desired.
  3. Refrigerator for at least an hour to let flavors blend.
  4. Eat it up!




Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.