Melon Salsa - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Melon Salsa

Receta en Español
Servings:12Serving Size:1/3 cupRecipe Cost:$3.74 Cost per Serving:$0.31


  • 2 cups melon, honeydew, cantaloupe or watermelon, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, parsley or mint, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all ingredients.
  2. Taste and season with more lemon or lime juice, and sugar if needed.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with grilled or broiled fish or chicken or with whole-grain tortilla chips.

Make it a Meal

Pair this salsa with grilled fish, quinoa, steamed cauliflower and milk.

Source: United States Department of Agriculture, What's Cooking USDA Mixing Bowl, March 2015.


  • Use one type of melon or a combination to make this salsa.
  • When handling hot peppers, the oils can cause burning and skin irritation. Wear clean kitchen gloves or wash hands thoroughly after preparing. KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM EYES.

15 calories; 0g total fat; 0g trans fat; 0mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 4g total carbohydrate; 0g fiber; 3g sugar; 1g added sugar; 0g protein; 0% Daily Value vitamin d; 0% Daily Value calcium; 0% Daily Value iron; 2% Daily Value potassium.