Cantaloupe Salsa

[Printable Recipe]

We had a few friends come over before we went out, so I decided to whip up some pre-bar snacks! Our Greenling box was chock-full of fruit, peppers and onions this week, so everything I needed for this cantaloupe salsa was already in the fridge.

The flavors get much better after the salsa sits for a bit, so I’d allot at least an hour before serving.

From Smitten Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole cantaloupe, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped finely
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste (I used much more than I thought I would, ~1 tsp.)

Directions:

  • Combine everything in a bowl and let marinate for 1 hour before serving with chips.

Verdict:
Along the same lines as mango salsa, this cantaloupe salsa is a refreshing change to the typical tomato or tomatillo-based salsas. The sweet-spicy combination would be a great compliment to grilled fish or chicken.

Just remember to chop the jalapenos AFTER putting in your contact lenses (or wear rubber gloves). Ow.

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