Celebrate National Watermelon Day with Inspired Salsa!

Did you know that today is National Watermelon Day? And what better way to celebrate than by enjoying summer’s most notorious fruit in a different way. Whether you slice it up, prefer it seedless, or add it to your drink, you can’t go wrong with watermelon. Try this watermelon salsa as an addition to tonight’s dinner that is great for dipping or pairs well on top of salad.

Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Serving Size: Makes 3 Cups
Recipe From: The Gunny Sack

1 personal size watermelon (1 cup of diced watermelon and the watermelon bowl, needed for recipe)
1 cup diced cucumbers
1 cup diced peppers (any combination of green, orange, yellow or red peppers)
⅓ cup chopped cilantro
½ cup diced onion
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp chopped jalapenos (optional)
Salt and black pepper for taste


  • Cut the personal size watermelon in half, cut slices in the watermelon and scoop the slices out. Hollow out the watermelon so that it can be used as a bowl. Dice enough watermelon to measure one cup. Save the remaining watermelon for another use.
  • Drain the watermelon juice out of the cup, put the diced watermelon in a bowl and add the onion, cucumbers, peppers, jalapenos (optional), cilantro, lime juice, and black pepper.
  • Mix everything together and taste the salsa. Add salt to taste and additional lime juice and black pepper, if needed. Drain any excess liquid from the bowl and then scoop the salsa into the hollowed out watermelon half.
  • Serve the watermelon salsa directly from the watermelon bowl.


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