Every time my dear husband goes to the grocery store, he returns with watermelons, cantaloupes and mangoes. By the time we get through the fruits by making smoothies and fruit salads, we have another batch waiting for us. Hence, it was time to start experimenting with these fruits to try to use them up in other ways.
We were having a BBQ so what better way to use some watermelon than by making a Pico de Gallo or Salsa. I had picked up a little bottle of ‘Spicy Powder’ for fruits and vegetables from our trip to New Mexico, so it was the perfect opportunity to test it out.
WATERMELON PICO DE GALLO / SALSA
Half of a small watermelon, diced into small cubes
2 fresh Jalapenos, finely diced
Half of a small green pepper, finely diced
Half of a small yellow pepper, finely diced
A small bunch of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Zest and juice of 2 limes
A heaped teaspoon of Spicy powder (or Chilli powder seasoning/ Taco seasoning)
Salt to taste
Freshly ground Black pepper to taste
Simply combine everything and serve in a chilled bowl.
It is best to make this Salsa fresh and serve immediately, as it gets a little watery after a while. When the pico de gallo was fresh, cold and crispy, the taste was amazing. A little sweet, a little spicy and the zing from the lime just hit the right spot.