I’m calling this one a salsa salad because it really could be both. The recipe itself is an amazing side dish for a light grilled meal: chicken or fish. But if you diced the ingredients instead of chopped them, you could pair it with some homemade chips for a really fresh salsa! I am so in love with this recipe!
Fresh Watermelon Salsa Salad
1/4 of a seedless watermelon, cubed (roughly 3 cups)
1 whole cucumber, cubed (some skin removed)
1 orange bell pepper, diced
½ purple onion, diced
3 ripe avocados, cubed
¼ cup olive oil
4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp lime juice
1 pinch dried or fresh mint
1 pinch dried or fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine watermelon, cucumber, pepper onion and avocados in a large bowl.
2. Add oil, juices, spices and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Toss together gently to mix. The ripe avocados will mash up a bit as you mix, lending an air of guacamole to this salad that I really like, it comes together nicely as one dish!
4. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes before serving. If it’s very hot, refrigerate the salad. It can be served cooled or room temperature.
To turn the salad into a salsa, simply dice the watermelon, cucumber and avocado to the same size as the pepper and onion. Bake up some homemade chips or grab your favorites from the store and scoop it up!
(Recipe adapted from this one. We are mega into avocados in our house and can’t stand cilantro, I know, I know!)