Watermelon Salsa


From Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.

Who says you need tomatoes to make salsa? Phyllis Pritchett of Martin, Tennessee, shared this recipe for a delicious summer salsa with watermelon! This seemingly odd mix of ingredients makes an amazing appetizer. Add any fruit you like. I add diced mango sometimes for color and flavor.

1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest (from about 1 lime)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups seeded and finely chopped watermelon
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Tortilla or pita chips

1. Stir together the lime zest, lime juice, sugar, and pepper.

2. Add the watermelon, cucumber, jalapeno, onion, and basil and toss gently.

3. Chill the salsa until ready to serve and add the garlic salt just before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips.

Makes 3 cups