Hot and Sweet Salsa with Avocado and Melon

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Author Notes: We love to add salsas to our proteins this time of year, particularly grilled fish and pork. With a nice variety of fruits and crunchy, chopped vegetables, and just the right balance of hot and sweet, this salsa a favorite of ours. It comes together quickly, and you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.Bevi

Food52 Review: Bevi's recipe combines the spiciness of a savory salsa with the heartiness of a healthy salad. All textures and flavors are represented: crunch, heat, tartness, sweetness, and creaminess. The fresh summer produce pairs well with the softness of the melon and avocados. I halved the melon and increased the avocado in the salad, and served it up with a batch of toasted papadum for a perfect summer appetizer.Panfusine

Serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, cubed or scooped into small balls
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into medium-sized chunks
  • 1/4 cup sweet peppers (such as bell peppers), diced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, quartered lengthwise, deseeded, and chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sriracha to taste
  1. Place the fruits, vegetables, and cilantro into a serving bowl.
  2. Add the lime juice, agave syrup, salt, pepper, and Sriracha. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Taste, and add more ingredients or seasonings if desired.

Tags: avocado, melon, salsa

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Oh, this looks really lovely and refreshing!


about 3 years ago Bevi

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


about 3 years ago lapadia

Hot & Sweet, a delicious combo!


about 3 years ago Bevi

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


about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

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


about 3 years ago Bevi

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


about 3 years ago Kukla

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


about 3 years ago Bevi

I am glad you like it Kukla! Enjoy.