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Melon Salsa

Serve this refreshing and versatile salsa with tortilla chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken! Recipe source: MSU Extension

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Servings: 12
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 1/4 cup Lime or Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar, Agave or Honey (optional)
  • 2 cups fresh Cantaloupe, Watermelon or Honeydew Melon, diced
  • 1 cup Cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Cilantroor Mint, minced (optional)
  1. In a medium size bowl, stir together lime or lemon juice and sugar, agave or honey (optional).
  2. Add melon, cucumber, onion, jalapeño and cilantro or mint (optional).
  3. Mix well to combine, Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.


  • Caution: Hot peppers can irritate hands and eyes.  Wear kitchen gloves or wash hands thoroughly after cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup with cilantro and sugar % Daily Value
Calories 19
Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0.3%
Total Carbohydrates 5 g 2%
Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 4 g
Protein 0 g 0%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Cantaloupe is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin A.

Cucumbers are rich in copper, potassium, vitamin B, vitamin K, vitamin C and manganese.

Onions are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Jalapenos are rich sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.

Cilantro leaves are particularly rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K.

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