This refreshing summer watermelon and cantaloupe salsa is like dipping a tortilla chip into summer. For instance Juicy and ripe summer fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe deserve to be eaten in more ways than one. Besides eating melon by itself it’s great in recipes. You will enjoy the interesting and flavorful melon combination with this salsa. This sweet and spicy watermelon & cantaloupe salsa plays well with assorted tortilla chips with its texture, fun flavor and color.
I can’t wait to dip into this culinary delight of fresh melon and spicy jalapeno. For one thing, I dream of developing new dip recipes and I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about making this. Because losing sleep at night dreaming of food is a good thing. For this reason does spice and good food excite you as well? After all it should, that’s what brings people together and that’s what puts a smile on my face.
What else can I serve with this salsa?
This refreshing summer watermelon and cantaloupe salsa has that sweet and hot flavor that pairs well with so many dishes. Therefore try serving this side with dishes like fish tacos, grilled fish, chicken and pork. Generally speaking this salsa enhances so many other Mexican style dishes. With this in mind try it with my other recipes like this Mexican style hash brown casserole or this baked enchilada bean dip. In essence dipping your tortilla chips or spooning this salsa over other culinary delights, adds that summer fruit freshness to cool you off on hot days and nights.
Ingredients needed for this recipe:
- red onion
- chili powder
- salt and pepper
Other Mexican style dips that would go great with this watermelon & cantaloupe salsa
Watermelon & Cantaloupe Salsa
This refreshing melon salsa is like dipping your chips into summer!
- 2 cups seedless watermelon, diced
- 2 cups cantaloupe, diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
- 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
- 2 jalapenos, minced (membrane & seeds removed if too spicy)
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Add all the items into a mixing bowl and gently stir ingredients together and serve right away or cover and let chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Serve with tortilla chips. Serves 6
According to this article… The history of salsa sauce originated with the Inca people. In additions salsa, which has typically been a combination of chilies, tomatoes and other spices, can be traced to the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas.
My recipe for Chipotle Mexican Street Corn Dip with Goat Cheese was published in Taste of Home magazine, try serving this along side this recipe for watermelon-cantaloupe salsa would be delicious!