Honeydew Salsa is my favorite fresh salsa. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good tomato salsa, but this refreshing green melon salsa is sweet and zingy. Pass the chips please! This sweet salsa with salty chips is a match made in heaven.
Was anyone else reluctant to try honeydew as a child? I was about ten years old before I ever even saw a honeydew, and I must say I completely passed on the opportunity to sample what appeared to be an unripe melon. I’m glad to say that I have forgone my aversion to green fruit and now enjoy its distinct flavor among all my melon favorites.
The inspiration for my honeydew salsa came from another melon salsa I tried at a party. I loved the sweet melon with the jalepenos! And with honeydew replacing the tomatoes, the salsa is also less acidic. So I tried it myself, and it immediately became a hit with the family!
One of the keys to a pretty and easily scooped honeydew salsa is small and uniform pieces of fruit. Peppers, cilantro and red onion round out the melon and jalepeno. Slice and dice, baby!
A cool, delicious twist on traditional salsa. Adjust heat level from mild (1/2 jalepeno) to medium (whole jalepeno).
- 4 cups finely diced honeydew melon
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 -1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh or bottled lime juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 5 days.
- Yield: 4 1/2 cups
Nutrition Information:Yield: 72 Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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