What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Foodstuff Redefined: Watermelon Salsa! Want a conversation-starter? The next time you’re in a group, pose the simple question: “Do you eat watermelon WITH or WITHOUT a sprinkling of salt?” Then stand clear and let the debate begin. Some insist that a pinch of salt awakens the taste buds. Others believe it interferes with the natural sweetness. Me? I gotta tell you, I kinda prefer the whole sweet & salty thing. Like mixing buttered movie popcorn with kettle corn. But that’s another story.
1/4 pound seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into chunks
1 ripe peach, peeled, pit removed, and cut into chunks
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1-2 jalapeño peppers, stem removed, finely diced
Juice of 1 fresh lime
Raspberry Chipotle seasoned salt (optional)
Combine watermelon, peach, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers. Gently toss all ingredients together. Squeeze fresh lime juice over all. Chill one hour. Before serving add a sprinkling of raspberry chipotle seasoned salt or have the shaker available as an option.