A WATERMELON FRUIT SALSA TREAT SHARED BY A FAMILY FRIEND!
Wait until you see this Wicked Good Watermelon Fruit Salsa by Corinne Connelly! My husband and I and our dear friends spent the weekend at the lake with Corrine’s family and what a blast we had! One of my favorite parts of the weekend was having Corinne teach me how to make her Watermelon Fruit Salsa! It was Wicked Good! Hence, the name!
As Corinne was instructing me on how she makes her salsa, she shared a comment that just made me smile! She said, “I love making things sometimes without totally following a structured recipe but where I can add ingredients that I like!”
I feel the same way! So many times I wing recipes based on how the food looks and tastes, and I just love when others do it too! It keeps foods exciting, and helps to develop your taste buds and open up your palette to flavors and ingredients you may not have thought of if you were following a traditional recipe!
ADD INGREDIENTS YOU LIKE!
When Corinne made this recipe before, there were a couple fruits she didn’t have at home that we had at the lake house. So, in addition to the watermelon, red onion, and cucumber, she decided to add fresh peaches and strawberries to the salsa! What a difference it made, both in looks and taste!
Sometimes you just have to trust your instinct, and go for it! Corinne did, and we thoroughly enjoyed this Wicked Good Watermelon Fruit Salsa when we came back from a fun-filled day on the lake! What a refreshing treat as we dipped our tortilla chips into the bowl, slurping up the sweet and tangy salsa with every bite! And for the icing on the cake, we put the salsa on our pulled barbecue pork sandwiches! Oh my! Fantastic!
So how do you like your summer fruit salsa?
Until next time.
Let’s get salsin’
Madeline and Corinne!
Wicked Good Watermelon Fruit Salsa
- 1 Chef's Knife
- 1 Cutting Board
- 1 Large Mixing Bowl
- 4 cups watermelon, diced in ¼ inch pieces
- 1 large English cucumber, diced in ¼ inch pieces
- ⅓ medium red onion, diced in ¼ inch pieces
- 2 medium peaches, diced in ¼ inch pieces
- ½ pint strawberries, diced in ¼ inch pieces
- 1 medium lemon
- ¼ cup parsley, freshly chopped
- ¼ cup mint, freshly chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bag tortilla chips
- Chop first five ingredients and place into large mixing bowl.
- Using a zester, zest the lemon before slicing and add to the ingredients.
- Juice the lemon, adding the juice to the fruit salsa.
- Add salt, pepper and the chopped herbs.
- Gently toss ingredients until well combined.
- Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving so all the ingredients and juices marinate together (unless you can't wait)!
- Serve with tortilla chips.