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Watermelon And Red Pepper Salsa

watermelon and red pepper salsa

Watermelon based salsa with red peppers, cantelope, jalapene chile and mint leaves. A nice addition to fish or beef, especially on a hot summer day.

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  • 4 cupsServings


  • 1 (1-pound) piece watermelon
  • 1 (1-pound) piece cantaloupe
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 small sweet onion (such as Vidalia)
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1/2 fresh jalapene chile
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


1. Remove rinds and seeds from melons and dice fruit into 1/4-inch pieces.

2. Cut bell pepper into 1/4-inch pieces. 

3. Finely chop onion and cilantro and, wearing rubber gloves, finely chop jalapeño with seeds.

4. In a bowl, toss together all ingredients and season with salt.

Salsa may be made 4 hours ahead and chilled, covered.

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