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watermelon salsa with onion and cilantro
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5 from 25 votes

Spicy Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Have you ever tried to make a savory salsa with watermelon? If not, you need to give this delicious watermelon salsa or watermelon Pico de Gallo a try. One of the easiest recipe ever to make with watermelon and I guarantee that you will not miss your tomatoes in this.
Prep Time15 mins
chilling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 42kcal


  • bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 4 cups Watermelon finely chopped
  • ¾ cup Red onion
  • 2 Jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cup Cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime juice
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Indian chat masala optional


  • If using a seeded watermelon, remove the seeds, skin and rind and chop it into fine pieces. Chop the watermelon into tiny pieces so that we can scoop it onto a chip.
  • Place the chopped fruit in a large bowl.
  • Also chop onion, jalapeno and cilantro and place it in the same bowl as the watermelon.
  • Add salt needed and squeeze the lime juice and toss everything together.
  • Chill the salsa for couple of hours before serving as it helps enhance the flavors.


Expert tips
  • Make sure to chop the watermelon in small pieces. It helps when scooping on to a chip.
  • Use red onions for the best flavor.
  • Add more vegetables like cucumber, bell pepper as per your preference.
  • Chill the watermelon salsa for couple of hours for best flavors.


Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 719IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg