Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

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    15 min

    Juicy watermelon replaces tomatoes in this salsa that's simultaneously cool and spicy hot -- perfect for a summer barbecue. Serve it with tortilla chips, or use it as a topping for barbecued chicken or fish.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 32 

    • 450g chopped watermelon
    • 75g chopped green pepper
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions
    • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno or green chilli
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well and serve.
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    Was the hit of the office potluck. One thing I found so as to not have it become too watery, is to let the chopped watermelon drain in a colander for a while; otherwise this has replaced my grilled veggies as the "you have to bring this to the bbq" item  -  27 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    160

    I made this for a party last night and everyone liked it. I used the watermelon halves as bowls and served it with Hint of Lime tortilla chips. I didn't adhere to the stated measurements, but used whatever I bought. I hollowed out the entire watermelon, used an entire bunch of green onions, two bell peppers, 3 limes, 1 bunch of cilantro and 3 fresh jalapenos. I drained the watermelon and used the juice for watermelon martinis. P.S. Everyone probably knows this, but I didn't. Use gloves when you chop and seed fresh jalapenos. I didn't and my hands burned like fire throughout the entire night.  -  06 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    91

    who knew something this simple could be so good! I had almost a half a seedless watermelon that was a little too ripe for eating. I doubled the recipe. Only changes I made were to add 1 extra tbsp. of onion(only had red onion), and used fresh garlic (1 large clove for the double recipe) and added salt to taste. I did only use 2 tbsp. of lime juice but grated the zest of some of the lime rind. This allowed the lime flavor to come through without the extra liquid. Just drain it in a colander after dicing and it gets alot of the liquid out. This was such a refreshing salsa, I ate it plain for a salad. This would also make a great summer side dish. Unbelievable blend of flavor and the textures. The sweetness mixed with the other basic salsa flavors was outstanding. I loved the crunch of it also. A wonderful salsa/sidedish that would also make a great conversation piece at a gathering; no one would expect watermelon to be used in something like this. Just look at the calorie/carb count also! Another great plus.  -  09 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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