Cucumber Watermelon Salsa

Crunchy cucumbers—especially when you can get them locally-grown and fresh-picked!—make a great base for a salsa. Here, they are paired with ripe, sweet watermelon for a unique cucumber watermelon salsa that tastes great with grilled seafood!


Cucumber Watermelon Salsa


  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium cucumbers (about 1 lb.), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and diced
  • 2 cups seeded and diced watermelon
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or mint leaves
  • salt


  1. Combine the vinegar, sugar, and hot red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes.
  2. Place the cucumbers, watermelon, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salsa and toss to coat. Add salt to taste. Refrigerate for 1 hour, tossing once or twice, to allow the flavors to develop.
  3. This salsa can be refrigerated in an airtight container for several days.

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