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Southwest Salsa Bowl

Southwest Salsa BowlRecipe courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

Fire and Ice Salsa:
3 cups seeded and chopped watermelon
1/2 cup green peppers
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon green onion
1 to 2 tablespoon jalapeño peppers

Southwest Salsa Bowl:
1 round seedless watermelon
Dry erase marker
Utility knife or carving knife
Ice cream scoop or other large spoon

Accompaniments and Garnishes: tortilla chips, jalapeños, cilantro and lime

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Fire and Ice Salsa: Combine ingredients for salsa; mix well and cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or more. Makes 3
  2. cups.
  3. For Southwest Salsa Bowl: Choose a round seedless watermelon.
  4. Wash the watermelon and pat dry.
  5. Use a dry erase marker to trace the design around the middle of the watermelon.
  6. Use a utility knife to carve the design.
  7. Split watermelon in half, and use a scoop to carve out flesh.
  8. Choose a flat area of rind on the other watermelon half to trace and carve out a lizard design. (optional)
  9. Fill bowl with Fire and Ice salsa
  10. Garnish with chips, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.