Juicy watermelon replaces tomatoes in this salsa that's simultaneously cool and spicy hot -- perfect for a summer barbeque. Serve it with tortilla chips, or use it as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, green bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno and garlic salt. Mix well and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

5.2 calories; 0.1 g protein; 1.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 28.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
Was the hit of the office potluck. One thing I found so as to not have it become too watery is to let the chopped watermelon drain in a colander for a while; otherwise this has replaced my grilled veggies as the "you have to bring this to the bbq" item Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
oh my i guess i did not know what to expect. But this was not good!! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2003
Was the hit of the office potluck. One thing I found so as to not have it become too watery is to let the chopped watermelon drain in a colander for a while; otherwise this has replaced my grilled veggies as the "you have to bring this to the bbq" item Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
I made this for a party last night and everyone liked it. I used the watermelon halves as bowls and served it with Hint of Lime tortilla chips. I didn't adhere to the stated measurements but used whatever I bought. I hollowed out the entire watermelon used an entire bunch of green onions two bell peppers 3 limes 1 bunch of cilantro and 3 fresh jalapenos. I drained the watermelon and used the juice for watermelon martinis. P.S. Everyone probably knows this but I didn't. Use gloves when you chop and seed fresh jalapenos. I didn't and my hands burned like fire throughout the entire night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2006
who knew something this simple could be so good! I had almost a half a seedless watermelon that was a little too ripe for eating. I doubled the recipe. Only changes I made were to add 1 extra tbsp. of onion(only had red onion) and used fresh garlic (1 large clove for the double recipe) and added salt to taste. I did only use 2 tbsp. of lime juice but grated the zest of some of the lime rind. This allowed the lime flavor to come through without the extra liquid. Just drain it in a colander after dicing and it gets alot of the liquid out. This was such a refreshing salsa I ate it plain for a salad. This would also make a great summer side dish. Unbelievable blend of flavor and the textures. The sweetness mixed with the other basic salsa flavors was outstanding. I loved the crunch of it also. A wonderful salsa/sidedish that would also make a great conversation piece at a gathering; no one would expect watermelon to be used in something like this. Just look at the calorie/carb count also! Another great plus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
THIS SALSA WAS AMAAAAAAZING!!! WOW!!! You have GOT to try this stuff! The juices of lime and watermelon mix together sooo well! the jalapenos make it spicy and the watermelon adds a burst of sweetness! i made this in 10 minutes and it was gone in 20! i will DEFINITELY make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2003
Man was this great! I made this for a bunch of friends and when we ran out of chips people started eating it straight with a spoon. I added a few dashes of a couple kinds of hot sauce to spice it up. It's best served very very cold. Thanks for this interesting and delicious alternative salsa! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2003
This is a great recipe! The combo is a little strange and I just had to try it. The watermelon is a great filler because it essentially has little taste and adds a nice clean and refreshing note to the peppers and spices. I also added more jalepeno and garlic salt but adjust to your taste. Very good with taco chips. All the skeptics in my family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I made this tonight for a family birthday get together. Everyone loved it except my husband but he doesen't like hardly any food. I had to tell them it was watermelon. I didn't follow the recipe exact. I used what I had. I know I put in extra lime juice. And also drained the melon. The kids took all the left overs home. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
Very very good! Just like the salsa used with grilled foods in expensive restaurants! I added a chopped mango the second time. I drain the salsa in a colander just before serving. It will continue to weep--just keep draining. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2003
This is a huge hit wherever I take it and I have memorized the recipe since I am asked for it so much. ALL SKEPTICS HAVE LOVED THIS! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
oh my i guess i did not know what to expect. But this was not good!! Read More
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