Holler Peno Watermelon Salsa

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! This recipe kicks and screams but works on so many different levels. Simple ingredients, powerful flavor profile. o garlic. Keeps the flavors of watermelon and jalapeno clean and crisp. Great with chips, or as a side with chicken, pork, beef, or seafood dishes.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 4 cups diced watermelon

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced

  • ½ large red onion, diced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced, or more to taste

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • 1 lime

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine watermelon, cucumber, red onion, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and mint in a large bowl. Squeeze lime juice on top; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can modify to your heat level.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

32 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.