Cucumber watermelon salsa is a light and refreshing salsa that captures the flavors of summer. It’s a slightly sweet salsa that is perfect for dipping or serving alongside grilled seafood or meat. When you add a little bit of spicy onion, and fresh mint to the cucumber and watermelon you have the perfect summer salsa.
The combination of cucumbers and watermelon might seem a little strange, but the two actually work quite well together. Maybe that is because they are in the same plant family, the cucurbitaceae family which also includes squash and melons.
This recipe was originally posted in 2017, it has been updated for content and photos.
- It’s light, refreshing and full of fresh ingredients
- It’s easy to make and it’s healthy
Here is What you will need
- Watermelon – seedless or baby watermelon works best in this recipe. It’s a lot easier to dice up a watermelon when there are small or no seeds.
- Cucumbers – any variety of cucumber will work. I like to leave the skin on my cucumbers, but that is up to you.
- Onions – red or wite onions add just the right amount of flavor to salsas.
Here is How to Make it
Salsa is so versatile and easy to make. All that needs to be done to make this cucumber watermelon salsa recipe is to dice up the ingredients, mix them together, add lime juice and a splash of olive oil.
Estimated Time To Make This Recipe: 15 to 20 minutes
Make Ahead and Storage
Cucumber and watermelon salsa can be made several hours ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator simply by following the instructions below. In fact, for the best flavor, it should be made at least an hour ahead so that all of the flavors can blend together.
Store leftover salsa in the refrigerator in a glass airtight container for up to 3 days.
Tips and Variations
If your cucumber has a bitter taste, peel a portion of the skin off and check the taste. If it is still bitter, peel all of the skin off.
Serve the salsa as a salad but cutting the watermelon and cucumbers into larger chunks.
For a spicy version of salsa add a diced jalpeno pepper.
Add diced cantelope, honeydew melon or even tomatoes to the salsa.
Change up the herbs – try fresh basil, oregano, lemon balm or any of your favorite herbs.
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Cucumber Watermelon Salsa
This is the perfect salsa for summer! It’s slightly sweet and a little bit spicy.
- Prep Time: 15
- Total Time: 15
- Yield: 4 to 6 1x
- Category: Appeitizer
- Cuisine: American/Mexican
- 1 cup diced cucumber (about one medium cucumber)
- 1 cup diced seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- a handful of fresh mint and cilantro or both chopped fine
- Slice cucumbers into quarters vertically, using a knife remove the seeds and set aside. Then dice the cucumber and place into a bowl.
- Chop up the watermelon into small pieces that are the same size as the cucumber, and place it intoto the bowl with the cucumber
- Dice onion and place the bowl
- Add the chopped herbs to the bowl
- Mix the lime juice and oil together and pour over all; gently stir
- For a spicy version of salsa add a diced jalpeno pepper.
- Add diced cantelope, honeydew melon or even tomatoes to the salsa.
- Change up the herbs – try fresh basil, oregano, lemon balm or any of your favorite herbs.
Keywords: salsa, cucumber, watermelon, salsa recipe
Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox, an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.