"Watermelon, crushed pineapple, sweet onion, cilantro, orange juice and Tabasco make a refreshing summer twist on salsa. Bring copies of the recipe whenever you bring this, people will beg for a copy! Serve with tortilla chips." — CAPECODDIES
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finely chopped seeded watermelon (do not puree)
crushed pineapple, drained well
sweet onion, minced
chopped fresh cilantro
hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or to taste
We loved this recipe. It is a nice twist away from traditional salsa with your chips...It looks like regular salsa, but the taste was so refreshing. No one could believe it was watermelon, the entire office wanted a copy of the recipe. We've used it on fish too with equal reviews! Would absolutley make again.
This recipe sounded really good, but was really quite average. I did change a few things. I used fresh pinapple and fresh peppers instead of Tabasco. I also used half the amount of onion and the onion flavor still overpowered the dish.
I served this for a small "appetizers and drinks" party. It was a hit. The only problem is I'm addicted to it! I wasn't even sure if I'd like it, but I love it! Yum! For presentation we did use the V shaped knife and carve the watermelon to form the bowl, this let everyone know that the salsa was NOT tomato. A+ loved it.
I LOVED this recipe. It sounded delicious and that's what it was! I made a few adjustments for my own taste. Firstly, I thought this recipe had mangos in it, but apparently not. So here's what I did:
I kept the watermelon. I substituted the pineapple with mango instead. I used 1/4 cup of onion, which was more than enough for me. I kept the cilantro and orange juice the same. I added 1/4 cup of pineapple juice. I used a little more hot sauce than required because I like spicy!
I also squeezed in the juice of half a lime and a little salt to taste to give it that extra punch! I chilled it for 30 minutes to really get all the flavors nice and settled in. Came out DELICIOUS. My family loved it and I can't get enough. I drink the juice! Yum! I am thinking of making a ceviche next time with this recipe. :-)
This is good, but I think that next time, I will use a jalapeno pepper instead of the Tabasco sauce! This is an easy recipe, one that is worth having!
OMG, I made this for a potluck of 35 people, thank goodness allrecipes.com did the recalculations for me. In all my years of cooking, this simple combination, which sound strange, was THE hit. I know that all 30 people will be asking me for the link to it here. I was truly taken aback by the hit that it was. And so refreshing too!
this was so delicious and refreshing! i didn't have orange juice so i just used a tropical fruit juice blend, and only use half an onion or less and let it sit for awhile.
Surprisingly tasty and the flavour was pretty close to tomato salsa!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 1
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