Monday, August 23, 2010

Cantaloupe Salsa

This is the second year in a row I have had great success with growing cantaloupe. Homegrown cantaloupe is delicious.

My knife sliced through the melon like it was butter. And the taste is sweet and juicy. I may never buy a cantaloupe from a store again. And I will certainly be growing them again next year!

Usually I just chop the melon up and we eat with our fingers like it's candy.

On this day, a bag of tortilla chips was screaming my name. So I added a few ingredients to the melon and the salsa was fresh, delicious and totally addicting.

Cantaloupe Salsa
  • 1 cantaloupe, peeled, de-seeded and chopped into small bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 - 1/2 of a red onion, chopped fine
  • 1 yellow or red pepper, chopped fine - I used my one and only yellow pepper that grew this year.
  • 1-2 Tbsp pineapple sage herb, chopped fine - You could use mint or parsley.
  • juice from 1 lime
  • jalapeno, chopped fine - this is optional, depending on your heat tolerance.

Combine all of the ingredients and mix together.

This would go well on top of grilled chicken , or grilled salmon, or grilled shrimp.

But on this day we ate the salsa with tortilla chips.

However you decide to eat Cantaloupe Salsa, please Enjoy!

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  1. I LOVE fresh salsa! And your cantaloupe is beautiful! Very impressive that you grew it. :)

  2. followed you here from the garden party.. i never, ever would have considered putting canteloupe in a salsa, but it looks delicious! yours grew so well. and it is a bit like candy isn't it! mmm :)

  3. Such pretty cantaloupe! I am a salsa lover so thanks for sharing this unique twist!!
    Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday!

  4. Our cantaloupe is really producing right now as well - we picked 8 on Saturday! I was looking for a new recipe - this looks yummy!

  5. I'm very impressed by your home grown cantaloupe - it's beautiful! Unfortunately I will have to use cantaloupe bought from the market, but I will definitely try your yummy salsa!

  6. Looks delicious! Thnaks for sharing!

  7. love canaloupe and this sounds great

  8. I never thought about using cantaloupe in salsa - such an interesting idea (especially when those chips do call!!)… Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. I be this is refreshing! Cantaloupe doesn't usually last for long in this house - we devour it so fast!


  10. Homegrown canteloupe *is* the best. I've never tried canteloup salsa though. Sounds amazing. And I've never met a salsa I didn't love so I'm going to have to try this one. WOuld love to have you join me over at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays with this. Have a great day!
    Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite!

  11. So glad you came by! Thanks for sharing this!

  12. The cantaloupe salsa looks so good--you have inspired me to try growing my own next summer!

  13. Very creative use of cantaloupe! Thanks for sharing this at the Garden Party!

  14. Oh, yum! What a great idea! Thanks for the recipe.

    Michele :)


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