Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Watermelon & Tomato Salsa

Warm nights, cool cocktails, ocean breezes, crazy thunderstorms....Just a few of my favorite summer things.

One of my exceedingly favorite things about summer is the abundance of farmers markets and farm fresh produce.  After a long winter, I almost forget how delicious fruits and veggies taste when they haven't been picked weeks before they arrive at the supermarket.  Nothing inspires the cook in me more than a walk through the farmers' market.  I find that the hardest thing is reigning myself in, because I literally want to buy and cook everything!

For the rest of the summer, and even into the fall, expect to see many recipes inspired by Farmers' Markets.  This recipe combines fabulous Jersey yellow tomatoes, with sweet red watermelon.  Serve with chips, over greens, or use to top grilled fish, pork or chicken.

2 cups diced watermelon
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup diced, peeled and seeded, cucumber
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper (you can add more if you like, it depends on how hot the jalapeno is and how hot you like it!)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Serve with chips, or with grilled fish, pork or chicken.

I really love how colorful this salsa is.  You can also try using yellow watermelon and red tomatoes.

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