Watermelon Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest (from about 1 lime) plus 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)

1 tablespoon sugar 

3/4 teaspoon pepper 

3 cups finely chopped seeded watermelon 

8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 

1 small red onion, finely chopped 

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 

Tortilla or pita chips, for serving


  1. Stir together the lime zest and juice, sugar and pepper. Add the watermelon, basil, cucumber, jalapeno and onion and toss gently. Chill the salsa until ready to serve.
  2. Add the garlic salt just before serving. Serve with tortilla or pita chips.