Melon isn’t the first ingredient you consider when it’s time to make salsa. It is, however, one of the first fruits that you cut up and prepare on a hot, sunny day. Melon is refreshing, water-rich, and it helps cool you off. Cucumber has a similar effect on the body, and that makes this salsa one of the most hydrating dips you can eat. It’s fresh, slightly sweet, a little bit spicy, and perfect for any summer day. Bring it to the next picnic and see how much people enjoy it. You may see that people just eat it without using any dipping vessels.
Cucumber is a great dietary source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and fiber. One of the main reasons why both cucumber and melon (cantaloupe for this recipe) are attractive summer fruits is because they are over 90% water. Since it’s well known that about 20% of water intake comes from food, prepare this salsa right now and eat it up to hydrate the body. Beware of the spicy kick though. Maybe the spice is a good thing because it’ll cause you to drink more water, ultimately promoting more hydration!
- Prep Time:10m
- Total Time:10m
- 2 c cantaloup, diced
- 1 c cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1/3 c red onion, diced
- 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 serrano pepper, minced
- 1/2 c tomato, diced
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well to combine.
- If you do not want the salsa to be spicy, you can omit the seeds from the serrano pepper. The melon and cucumber offer a nice balance to the spice.
- Serve and enjoy.