Watermelon Salsa

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This recipe has been featured in the following posts on The Recipe Girl blog: Labor Day Gourmet Grilling Party and Leftover Watermelon Recipe.

Watermelon Salsa

If you find yourself with a few wedges of watermelon left over from a summertime picnic, be sure to use it up making this watermelon salsa appetizer. It's so refreshing, and it's a nice change from tomato-based salsa.

Yield: 8 servings (1/2 cup per serving)

Prep Time: 15 min


3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon
1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup finely minced red onion
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste


1. In a medium bowl, toss watermelon, jalapeno, cilantro, and onion with lime juice. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature (or chilled).


*Use a combination of yellow and pink watermelon to make this a really colorful salsa!
*Be sure to take out the seeds and the inside membrane from the pepper... that's the extra-hot stuff.
*It's okay to make this early in the day and let it chill until serving. I've found that it's also good the following day.
*Serve with tortilla chips or slices of jicama.


Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories per serving: 26
Fat per serving: 0g
Saturated Fat per serving: 0g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 7g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 0 Old Points Program: 0

(Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Eating Well)

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  • sonal wrote:

    i made this salsa but soon found it to be too watery. could not serve it. can you tell me how to keep it from becoming too watery?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Some watermelon contains more juice than others- so it’s a little hard to pinpoint. Drain it?

  • Lillie wrote:

    OMG. I loved it! I have been snacking on it all day. It has a great texture, but it’s not too sweet. I have been telling people all day at work to make it! Thank you 🙂

  • Amanda wrote:

    I made this for the 4th of July and it was AWESOME! I’m not the kind of person who usually makes food for parties, but I’m so glad I made it. It’s already being requested for other holidays.