Melon Salsa

Melon SalsaRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Charentais has orange flesh, but you can use any orange- or green-fleshed melon for this salsa--just not watermelon, because its flesh is too fragile and watery. This salsa is great with grilled chicken or pork.


Makes 1 cup

Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 48
Caloriesfromfat 44 %
Protein 0.8 g
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 6.9 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 263 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


2 cups diced orange-fleshed melon, such as Charentais (1/4- to 1/2-in. cubes)
1 cup diced cucumber (1/4- to 1/2-in. cubes)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 serrano chile, stemmed, halved, and sliced
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt


Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Make ahead: Up to 1 day, covered and chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2-cup serving.