Hot and Sweet Salsa with Avocado and Melon

By • June 12, 2012 • 8 Comments


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Author Notes: We love to add salsas to our proteins this time of year, particularly our grilled fish and pork. Adding a nice variety of fruits and crunchy chopped vegetables with just the right balance of hot and sweet in the dressing makes this salsa a favorite of ours. We love to serve it with grilled fish (grouper and tuna in particular), fish and pork tacos, and sushi grade tuna. It comes together quickly! You can adjust the amounts of any or all ingredients to suit your taste.Bevi

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, medium chopped or scooped into small melon balls
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into medium sized chunks
  • 1/4 cup very small sweet peppers, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, medium chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, quartered lengthwise, deseeded, and chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Sriracha to taste - I go heavy, but you might want to start out adding lightly - maybe 1 tsp.
  1. Place all the fruits and vegetables and the cilantro into a serving bowl.
  2. Add the lime juice, agave syrup, salt and pepper and Sriracha and mix thoroughly.
  3. Adjust seasonings and/or add more of chopped ingredients to your taste.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Oh, this looks really lovely and refreshing!

Jampro

almost 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks EC! Refreshing it is, and I had the leftover salsa for lunch!

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almost 2 years ago lapadia

Hot & Sweet, a delicious combo!

Jampro

almost 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks! Let me know what you think if you try it.

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

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Sounds perfect with grilled meat or fish, really nice recipe!! Fresh and spicy and sweet. Perfect.

Jampro

almost 2 years ago Bevi

Thank you! I made another batch and added a little lime zest.

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almost 2 years ago Kukla

This is such a colorful and appetizing looking salsa Bevi! Saved!

Jampro

almost 2 years ago Bevi

I am glad you like it Kukla! Enjoy.