Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Piggy-backing off the last post, I found a new way to use my delicious, plentiful watermelon. So far, I made watermelon coolers, watermelon ice pops, and now a yummy and spicy watermelon salsa!

Watermelon is the perfect ingredient for a sweeter-style salsa. The two star ingredients in this salsa, though, are really the spicy Padrón pepper and the mint. The pepper adds a nice punch and the mint gives it complexity and pairs so well with sweet watermelon. Most Padrón peppers fall on the mild and sweet side but not all. Proceed with caution.

One thing I definitely recommend doing is straining the watermelon after chopping it to remove the excess juice.

Spicy Watermelon Salsa
4 for snacking
4 for snacking
Spicy Watermelon Salsa
4 for snacking
4 for snacking
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon finely chopped
  • 1/4 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 Padrón peppers seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 pinches of sea salt optional
Servings: for snacking
  1. After finely chopping watermelon, strain for 1 minute to remove excess juice.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with chips. Enjoy!

  • http://www.bromography.com Elle (Bromography)

    Thanks for sharing a great recipe! It is perfectly timed for Watermelon Day on August 3rd!

  • RavieNomNoms

    I have some leftover watermelon, I absolutely must try this! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.casualdish.blogspot.com Kristy

    What a great recipe, looks so refreshing! Def going to give it a try, thanks for sharing!!

  • http://www.cooksbookblog.com Marisa Musto

    I love the sweet and spicy combo! Great recipe!

    • http://spiciefoodie.blogspot.com/ Nancy aka SpicieFoodie

      I am loving all of your watermelon recipes. Beautiful ingredients, colors and they all look delicous.

  • http://brielegrandfromage.blogspot.com/ Brie

    yum, watermelon salsa sounds so refreshing and just screams summer. know i know what to make with my leftover watermelon pieces, since i still do not have carving down to a science.

  • http://kathleeniscookinginmexico.wordpress.com/ Cooking in Mexico

    This looks very refreshing. I have made many different fruit salsas, but never one with watermelon. I’ll have to try it.
    Your blog is very attractive.
    Thanks for visiting Cooking in Mexico.


  • http://appetiteforgood.com Patrick @ Appetite for Good

    wow i never thought about putting watermelon in my salsa. and I LOVE SALSA and i LOVE watermelon.

  • http://lakocinera.blogspot.com Kocinera

    I love the idea of watermelon in a salsa! It would be so fresh and yummy for the summer.

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