Melon Salsa

Prep: 10 minutes Chill: 1 hour


Another treat from the July 2010 Costa Rica Adventure, and just in time to make use of the many melon choices available now in Farmer's Markets around the country. Use any combination of melons that you like for this delicious salsa. Use this as a topping for fresh garden greens, on top of the Creamy Cauliflower Spread or the Avocado & Pasta Salad, rolled up in a wrap with one of the many spreads from the June 2010 newsletter, or just enjoy it plain in a bowl.


  • 3 cups seeded chopped melons
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/8 cup minced mild onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • freshly ground black pepper


Combine the melons, jalapeno, onion and cilantro in a bowl. Mix the agave nectar into the lime juice and pour over the melon mixture. Toss well to mix. Season with freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour to allow flavors to combine.

Hint: Chop the melons in about 1/2 inch cubes for the most versatility.