Manner Monday®: Watermelon Summer Salsa

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by Carey Sue Vega in Family, Family Dinner, Manner Monday

Hello friends,

Today’s Manner Monday has nothing to do with manners… unless you’re invited to someone’s home this summer and need to take food, then we can categorize it under ‘being a good guest‘ 😉 … let’s talk about FOOD!!!

I LOVE salsa!  I love Cranberry Salsa.  I love Black-Eyed Pea Salsa.  If you can make it into a salsa… I’m all over it.  With summer in full swing and watermelons greeting you at the front door of the grocery store, I searched for Watermelon Salsa recipes and came up with this variation that was a hit at a recent neighborhood pool party.  I received a few requests for the recipe so I’ve put it together for you here!



  • Watermelon – chopped into bite-sized pieces.  I used half of a watermelon and it made PLENTY.
  • Red Onion – diced.  Use as much as you want! I used half of an onion.
  • Bell Peppers – diced.  I like color, so I used one of each; yellow, orange, green (3 total).
  • Jalapeno – diced.  I like my salsa spicy so I used two.
  • Cilantro – chopped.  Use as much or as little as you’d like.
  • Juice from two limes.  Or cheat and use lime juice from the bottle like I did since I somehow forgot the real limes at the store :-/
  • Salt

Chop, slice, dice, and mix everything.  Let it sit in the fridge for a bit so all of the flavors can meld and do their thing.  Eat with a spoon, or scoop it with a chip.  Either way, it’s a refreshing and delicious summer treat.  What would you add?  Do you have a good summer recipe you’d like to share?  I’d love to try it!

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Thanks for reading!
Carey Sue


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