Recipe: Grilled Watermelon Salsa

Summer just wouldn’t be complete without firing up the grill or slicing into a ripe watermelon. Mix those two together and you have a winning combination for a delicious and easy salsa. Grilling fruit helps to bring out a more complex flavor and adds freshness to this salsa. I found most of my ingredients at one of my favorite farmer’s markets, Stoney’s Produce, the rest came from my local grocery store.

I first tried the salsa with the usual suspect, a bag of crunchy tortilla chips. The salsa is light with a nice hint of spice that quickly becomes addicting. Trust me, those chips didn’t stand a chance. I prepared steak tacos for dinner and added the salsa to the meal. The combination of flavors complimented each other well and made a perfect summer dinner. The salsa would also pair well with shrimp tacos and makes a great party dip.

Grilled Watermelon Salsa
Recipe Type: Easy
Cuisine: Fresh
Author: Emma Hering
Serves: 2 Quarts
  • 1/2 Watermelon
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 3 Large Tomatoes
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Serrano Chili Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
  • Juice & Zest of 1 Lime
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  1. Pre-heat grill to 400.
  2. Divide watermelon in half and slice into 2 inch thick pieces.
  3. Grill until marks form, about 6 minutes on each side.
  4. Coarsely chop other ingredients, remove seeds from all peppers.
  5. Place all ingredients into a large food processor and pulse until all ingredients are minced and incorporated.
  6. Serve with chips or as a condiment to a meal.
Use gloves when handling peppers.[br]To decrease spice, use only 1 Serrano Chili Pepper.