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Packed with subtle sweetness and heat, this watermelon salsa is a perfect accessory for grilled steak, chicken, or pork. Watermelon and jalapeños may seem like an odd combination, but both flavors complement each other spectacularly. Additional ingredients like nectarine, lime juice, and cilantro keep this mixture from tasting too much like watermelon. If you have more time, make sure the cilantro is chopped thinly and that the watermelon cubes are small enough so nothing will get stuck in anyone’s teeth or dampen the presentation.Try it with something salty, like chicken marinated in soy sauce or flank steak. 

Mary Allen Perry
Recipe by Southern Living June 2012


Credit: Jennifer Davick; Food Styling: Amy Wilson

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20 mins
35 mins
Makes about 4 cups


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  • Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Add watermelon and next 2 ingredients, and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 24 hours.