Watermelon = summer. It’s just a fact of life. There’s nothing better on a sweltering July afternoon than devouring a giant slice of juicy delicious watermelon. Getting all that sticky sweetness running down your chin. Even better when the watermelon is the size of your head. Preferably while walking Main Street in Disneyland, listening to the old timey piano and enjoy the smell of churros. My sisters are in The Happiest Place on Earth right now. Without me. I’m having serious withdrawls.
This salsa combines the icy chill of watermelon with the spicy zing of jalapeno in the absolute perfect summer dip for your chips. My grandmother gave me this bowl. It is perfection.
Just chop up some watermelon, add some peppers, onions, cilantro and a hit of lime and you have a delightfully cool salsa.
It’s so light, you may find yourself eating the entire bowl as you lounge around in the sunshine.
If you are wondering how to easily chop up a watermelon into all those tiny pieces, simply cut the ends off the watermelon, then slice off the rind all around until it looks like this. Excuse the poor quality photo — what a difference a cell phone makes.
Then cut into slices (they look like giant tomato slices). These are thicker because I was chunking this watermelon. Just make thinner slices for the salsa. Then cut across horizontally and vertically like you are making a tiny squared checker board. Boom. Done.
Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa
3 cups chopped watermelon
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, green bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno and garlic salt. Mix well and serve.