My distaste for vegetables goes as far as salsa.

I remember as a child dipping a chip into salsa and allowing all the veggie chunks to slide back into the bowl, and then I inevitably ate a chip that was covered in salsa ‘juice.’

Things still haven’t changed – I am not a fan of chunks in salsa. The only difference is that these days I’m usually 3 margaritas deep while scooping the salsa. Makes the chunks a lot less painful.


Anytime I can, I am going to replace vegetables with fruit.

Because let’s be real – no one but me considers bacon an appropriate substitute for veggies.

Sweet + savory is a must-have combo in my daily life. Ideally, it wouldn’t come in the form of fruit and veggies, but I can’t afford a new wardrobe. I need too many new pairs of shoes.


Another reason I love this salsa?

It is pink.

Give me sparkles and glitter and a crown on my head. Anything glitzy catches my eye. And I’d be lying if I said I don’t pray every night for Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth to have a relationship in real life.


Fresh Watermelon Salsa

1/2 cup chopped watermelon

1/4 cup chopped tomato

2 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped jalepeno

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

the juice of 1 lime

salt & pepper to taste

Toss all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with tortilla chips and cinnamon-sugar pita chips.



So the real problem with vegetables? Their color. If only they were pink, then I would be sure to eat some.

And no, tomatoes or radishes or beets or whatever don’t count. Because I said so.


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75 Responses to “Fresh Watermelon Salsa.”

  1. #
    L — May 25, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

    This is divine. M u s t m a k e n o w. So glad I found your blog!


  2. #
    Tracy — May 26, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    This is a gorgeous salsa! I also pick fruit over vegetables any day. ;-)


  3. #
    kat — May 26, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    but…tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable, so they do count :P


  4. #
    megan — May 26, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    I’ve made mango, pineapple, and cranberry salsa but never thought of watermelon. You so I’m going to try this, right?


  5. #
    megan — May 26, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    That would be the word “know”, from above. :}

    You know I’m going to try this, right?


  6. #
    Alycia @ Fit n Fresh — May 26, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    This is just screaming to be made for a Memorial Day picnic!


  7. #
    Bo — May 26, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

    I was just like you as a kid…I only wanted the salsa juice….this watermelon salsa sounds great.


  8. #
    ashley — May 27, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    this recipe seriously screams summer! i am going to have to try this one this summer! hubby and i always have a hard time finishing a whole watermelon by ourselves!


  9. #
    Michele — May 27, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    This looks fantastic! So unique!


  10. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — May 28, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    This looks great! We got a few watermelons with our CSA last year, so now I will have a fun new recipe to try!


  11. #
    CookTeen — May 31, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Well this combines two of my favorite things: Watermelon and Salsa!! Can’t wait to try!!!

    With love and cupcakes,
    Cookteen (check it out…please)


  12. #
    Tania — June 1, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    jessica you are a genius!
    it doesnt make much for me to polish off a bag of nachos, but this salsa definetly helped with that! great recipe- thanks :)


  13. #
    Warren — December 30, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    Hey Mrs. How Sweet, I get the impression that you are a capricorn. Am I right? Also: Love the blog, the food is keeping me awake and considering a late night mission to the grocery store. Keep up the good work!


  14. #
    Ken — October 15, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Add some fresh garlic to give it a little flavor boost. One clove, finely minced will do.



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