Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Watermelon-Mango Salsa

This salsa is amazing. Every time I make it I get asked for the recipe. It's one of those things that you won't believe until you try it...but once you do you will never go back. It's simply the best salsa ever. Enjoy!

Watermelon-Mango Salsa

1 large apple, diced small (Granny smith, Gala or Fuji all work well)
1 large sweet onion, diced small (Vidalia, Maui or Red are all equally good.)
1 red pepper, diced small
1 yellow pepper, diced small
1 - 2 jalapeƱo peppers, minced (Seeding and divining help control heat)
1 - 2 ripe mangos, chopped small (a little bigger than other stuff so far)
3 - 4 cups watermelon, seeded and chopped small (same size as mangos)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 - 1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 - 1 tsp sugar (depending on sweetness of fruit)
Tabasco Sauce to taste (optional)

1. Prepare all ingredients. A food processor is a wonderful tool for this as long as you only use the pulse button and process each ingredient individually. They retain their texture better for some reason.

2. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Let rest for a minute or two and taste. You may need to add more salt, sugar, lime juice or Tabasco sauce to get to your liking. A lot of this also depends on the sweetness of the fruit and the bit of the jalapeƱos.

NOTE: This recipe makes a rather "watery" salsa. Do not discard the left over juice. It makes a fabulous marinade for chicken, fish or pork! You can also drain the salsa and use the juice to marinate and then serve the salsa over the grilled meats.

WARNING: This will go quickly!! Do not plan on left overs. I promise!


Rebecca said...

this one is soooo good. I never use any tabasco, but it's still awesome. we like it best with a sour-ish apple (granny smith is divine).

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