This is the best salsa ever! The recipe was given to me by a friend and it always goes quickly. It's easy to double, and people always ask for the recipe so have extras on hand! I prefer fresh tomatoes, but the recipe calls for canned. You can also substitute any fruit to adjust it to your tastes. If you have a food processor or mini chopper, this recipe is much quicker and easier. Serve with Tostitos® Scoops!® chips. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cantaloupe, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, yellow bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, lemon juice, lime juice, and garlic together in a bowl. Add enough olive oil to moisten the salsa; season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled and flavors have combined, 1 to 2 hours.

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Cook's Note:

Green bell pepper can be substituted for yellow bell pepper if desired.

Nutrition Facts

49 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 116.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
I had some really flavorful cantaloupe which needed to be used up, grilled chicken was on the menu today, so I thought this would be the perfect topper for it. The sweetness of the cantaloupe contrasts perfectly with the heat of the jalapeños and the pungent lemon and lime juices. This would be great on tortilla chips, but it was awesome on grilled chicken breasts today. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
I had some really flavorful cantaloupe which needed to be used up, grilled chicken was on the menu today, so I thought this would be the perfect topper for it. The sweetness of the cantaloupe contrasts perfectly with the heat of the jalapeños and the pungent lemon and lime juices. This would be great on tortilla chips, but it was awesome on grilled chicken breasts today. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2017
This is so good. I had to leave the garlic out because I live with a vampire but it is still delicious. We are having it with shrimp tacos for dinner but it is good enough to eat by itself with a spoon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2018
Really good. I did tweak it only because I only had a little bit of cantaloupe and I wanted to finish it up. Used a regular onion. Substituted parsley from my garden for the cilantro which I did not have 1 small green pepper from my garden. Again because I did not have yellow pepper on hand. Also substituted hot cherry peppers from my garden as I did not have jalapeno peppers. I also substituted fresh cherry tomatoes for the canned diced tomatoes and cut them in half Did not use garlic as we were going out and did not want "garlic breath". Otherwise I probably would have used a small clove. I also cut back to 1 Tbsp. of the lemon and lime juice because I did not have that much cantaloupe. I used this salsa over baked codfish and it really was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2017
A lot of chopping but well worth it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2020
I LOVE this recipe, my hubby grew cantaloupe in our garden this year and we have lots! I have made this with chicken, pork and salmon! Not only is is yummy it’s gorgeous to look at! Make it you won’t be sorry! Read More