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Fresh Watermelon Salsa

Summer, swimming, and snacking go hand-in-hand. When I am snacking in the summer I don’t want something heavy that will weigh me down, instead, I want something light and fresh. Fresh Watermelon Salsa tastes like summer on a chip. It is both sweet and spicy, cool and refreshing, and great with lemonade or a margarita. Everyone wins here.

This recipe is a rework of an old watermelon salsa recipe I published five years ago. The salsa was so dang good I just wanted to publish the recipe and I wasn’t worried about a photo that reflected how good it was. I finally took the time to retake those photos and I think these to the salsa justice.

Five years ago I served this at a Father’s Day barbecue where my Grandpa tried it and said “It is different. Different but good.” as he scooped up another serving. 🙂 I miss you every single day Grandpa ❤️

Fresh Watermelon Salsa

This time around I opted to use super sweet golden tomatoes for a nice color variety and added flavor. I also subbed in serano peppers for the jalapeno since the jalapenos looked a little sad on the shelf. You can use which ever you have on hand or like to eat.

At the store they had these beautiful mini watermelons and I just knew if I cut it in half it would make the perfect serving dish for my salsa. Even though I only used half of the watermelon I found I had enough “filling” to fill it twice. This would make a great party appetizer. Think Father’s Day barbecue or Fourth of July!

What is your favorite summer appetizer?

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