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Will It Grill? Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon will always be my go-to summer fruit. Chips and salsa is my biggest weakness. Throw them all together and I'm in for a dangerous, tasty summer treat!  Check out the recipe below or click on over to the video to see this recipe in action. 

Watermelon Salsa
Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: at least 1 hour
Grilling time: 1 minute

2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
3 round, 1-inch-thick slices watermelon, each cut in half
½ cucumber, seeded and finely diced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1 shallot, finely diced
1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely diced
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon kosher salt


1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (as close to 400°F as possible).

2. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly on both sides of each slice of watermelon, and then grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, for 1 minute, turning once. Remove from the grill. Cut off and discard the rind, and dice the watermelon.

3. In a serving bowl combine the cucumber, mint, shallot, jalapeño, lime juice and zest, vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt. Fold in the watermelon. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to combine the flavors. Serve the salsa with fish, chicken, or pork. ENJOY!