Hot and Sweet Salsa with Avocado and Melon

By • June 12, 2012 8 Comments

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 is a favorite of ours. It comes together quickly, and you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.Bevi

Food52 Review: This dish was a refreshing, different take on salsa. I served it with barbecue and everyone liked it, especially the spice. We ate it with extra Sriracha. My only suggestion is to eat it right away. I made it a few hours prior and it became very watery, which was resolved by draining the liquid.Anna Francese Gass


Serves 4

  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 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, honey, salt and pepper, and Sriracha. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Taste and add more ingredients or seasonings if desired.

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