Hot and Sweet Salsa with Tomato, Avocado and Melon

By Bevi
June 12, 2012

Test Kitchen-Approved

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 medium tomato, chopped
  • 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
  • 1/2 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
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

EmilyC June 14, 2012
Oh, this looks really lovely and refreshing!
Author Comment
Bevi June 14, 2012
Thanks EC! Refreshing it is, and I had the leftover salsa for lunch!
lapadia June 14, 2012
Hot & Sweet, a delicious combo!
Author Comment
Bevi June 14, 2012
Thanks! Let me know what you think if you try it.
Kukla June 13, 2012
This is such a colorful and appetizing looking salsa Bevi! Saved!
Author Comment
Bevi June 13, 2012
I am glad you like it Kukla! Enjoy.