Grilled Watermelon Salsa

Salsa is considered a condiment

Salsa is considered a condiment

This is one way to use up leftover grilled watermelon.

Wait, people grill watermelon?

Grilled Watermelon Salsa

  • 2 cups grilled watermelon diced small
  • 1 green bell pepper diced small
  • 1 small red onion diced fine
  • 1 large tomato diced small
  • 2 jalapenos diced fine
  • 2 tbsp basil cut into fine ribbons
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Mix everything together and season with salt and pepper. Let refrigerate for two hours before serving.

For those who are wondering here is how to grill watermelon: Slice melon into 1 1/2″ thick wedges. Discard rind. Rub sea salt into fruit and let stand over a rack in the sink for an hour. Rinse off fruit and pat dry. Drizzle with olive oil and grill over direct heat until slightly charred, about five minutes per side.

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5 Responses to Grilled Watermelon Salsa

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  2. interesting idea to do a watermelon salsa! i’ve only ever made mango before… definitely something i need to try!

  3. Oooooh this is just wonderful. I have not grilled watermelon, but what a great idea. This has been a very good melon year so far…I have eaten watermelon, made cocktails and used in salads as is, but grilling is a mighty fine idea. Lovely.

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ve seen watermelon grilled but never salted beforehand. I bet your way results in a crispier, more flavorful melon, Greg. Thanks for the tip.

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