Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

After coming back from Kelowna and having fresh fruit at my fingertips I have been dreaming of going back so I can experience what real fruit fresh from the trees and local fields tastes like. The taste of fresh, local and seasonal produce cannot be beat. Watermelon was so fresh it almost burst when cut, exploding juice everywhere. I am so fortunate to get to spend time in Kelowna and surrounding area. Being a serious foodie, the local forage is incredible, and the Okanagan has some of the best food and wine in the world. The next few posts will be recipes that were developed while I was soaking up the sun and relaxing with a cold crisp Pinot Gris.

I got the idea for this salsa off of the highly addictive Pinterest. Holy crap,  what a  time waster, but a source of inspiration for me and millions of others. I love it. Not being a huge watermelon fan, or any melon for that matter, this salsa tweaked my interest. I made it to take to a friends house recently and it was devoured. Then I started talking about how good watermelon is for you and it came up that watermelon is a natural Viagra?!?! I researched it, it’s true.


Watermelon is rich in antioxidants like lycopene and vitamin C, which has been found to help in the prevention of prostate and breast cancer. When  watermelon is combined with jalapeño pepper it has a thermogenic affect on the body which makes it great for fat loss. Watermelon is alkalizing on the body as well as it contains potassium which benefits muscle and nerve function.

Watermelon Salsa

  • 1 cup watermelon, diced really small
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced
  • 3 Tablespoons mint, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • a few pinches of sea salt
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve with organic (non GMO) corn chips or roasted vegetable chips.