Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

Refreshing and delicious… you’ll fall in love with my 5 Ingredient recipe for Watermelon Salsa!

Healthy 5 ingredient recipe for Watermelon Salsa

Hi friends!

I’ve been on the total watermelon train lately.  I figure there are only a few months out of the year where I can eat it until my heart busts, so why not!  There is nothing that says summer more than enjoying some of the rich red fruit.

The only thing that can possibly make watermelon better (other than my Watermelon Feta & Blueberry Salad, of course) is a super simple and healthy recipe for Watermelon Salsa.

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I mean… 5 ingredients! Does it get better than that?

The flavor combination… although not obvious… hit the spot.  The lime, jalapeno and red onion goes together perfectly.  It has this totally salty sweet thing that is wonderful.

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And even though Watermelon is the star, it’s not over powering… just refreshing.

I just want to eat that chip right now!

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This is also a great way to do something different with part of giant watermelon.

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Plus, can you imagine this at a potluck?  If you bring this I guarantee you aren’t bringing any back home!

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5 from 1 vote
5 ingredient recipe for Watermelon Salsa
Recipe for Watermelon Salsa
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Fresh watermelon shines in this 5 ingredient recipe for watermelon salsa.
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Julie Wunder
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon diced
  • 1 cup red onion diced (about 1/2 onion)
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno diced (about 1 small jalapeno)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt to taste
  1. Carefully fold all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Serve as a topping or with fish!


Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.

5 ingredient recipe for Watermelon Salsa

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Watermelon Feta & Blueberry Salad

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Your turn!

What’s your favorite thing to do with watermelon?

By | 2018-06-28T13:11:20-04:00 July 21st, 2016|All Vegetarian, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|39 Comments


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  5. Erlene July 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Hi, just wanted to let you know that I included your recipe in a watermelon round-up with a link back and pinned. Hope that is ok.

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  7. Echo July 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy and refreshing! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing it at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  8. Kimmythevegan July 28, 2016 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    This is the prettiest salsa I have ever seen! I love the sound of a sweet & salty combo and it really would make a perfect potluck accompaniment.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays Julie!

  9. Lisa/Syncopated Mama July 28, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

    We don’t often buy watermelon because it’s just too big for our little family to eat up, but turning some of it into salsa would solve that problem! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

    • JulieWunder July 30, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

      Oh yes! I also have a watermelon blueberry salad with feta that will use it right up! Thanks for stopping by today!

  10. Rachel July 25, 2016 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Watermelon salsa, yum!!

  11. Courtney July 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I love fruit salsas– so delicious! I’ve never tried one with watermelon but I bet it’s amazing!

  12. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 25, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Oooh, I’ve never seen watermelon salsa before! This looks so refreshing and so easy to make! I’ll have to try this for my next BBQ

  13. Farrah July 22, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    I’m with Susie, although I guess I do have a kitchen. I just really want this instantly right now, haha. It’s so perfect for this super hot weather!!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      haha! I need to have a watermelon salsa party then!

  14. Annmarie July 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    SO fresh and perfect for summer!

  15. Melissa @ Mango About Town July 22, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    This is a super cool idea – I’ve never had savory watermelon before!

  16. Christina Bauer July 22, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

    This is so clever! I’ve never heard of watermelon salsa. I’ll definitely give this a shot the next time I buy a melon!

  17. Enna July 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love fruit salsas! I haven’t tried this one yet but definitely will! YUM!

  18. Ok, I am so making this! I just got back from the store and bought watermelon. It’s like I knew you had this on your blog today!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      We’re totally on the same vibe! I hope you enjoy it.

  19. Lisa Ballantyne July 21, 2016 at 8:41 am - Reply

    My favorite thing to do with watermelon? Eat it! LOL! Actually, my mother used to make watermelon rind pickles, and they were delicious!

    Use thick rind and trim all the pink from melon. Cut into 1 inch cubes. Soak overnight in salt water–4 tbsp. to 1 qt. Drain. Cover with fresh water, adding 1 tbsp. alum this time. Let soak 2 hours. Drain and cover with fresh water and cook unti almost tender. Drain well.

    Make syrup:
    8 c, sugar
    4 c. vinegar
    To this add a spice bag containing 16 sticks cinnamon, 1 tsp. mustard seed and 8 tsp. whole cloves.

    Heat syrup and spices to boiling. Let stand 15 mins. Add melon rind. Cook until clear and transparent. Remove spices and pack while hot.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Wha? Watermelon rind pickles!! I’m so intrigued!! Thanks for dropping the recipe idea!

  20. Blane Sherer July 21, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

    I’m sort of funny about watermelon.
    I really like watermelon but I only like it
    by itself. I’m sure others will enjoy your
    recipe and I’m glad that you do.

  21. Susie @ SuzLyfe July 21, 2016 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Pretty please make this for me and send it. PLEASE. I won’t have a kitchen for at least another 2 weeks…

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