Since we had our own home grown watermelons, I decided to make Watermelon Salsa. I have been making this recipe for years, so not sure where it first came from.
- 2 cups watermelon, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 2 T chopped onion
- 2 T water chestnut, chopped
- 1 to 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped
- 1 – 1 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 T minced garlic
Mix it all together and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.
When just serving it in a regular bowl, it amazing how everyone assumes it is a tomato salsa. The balsamic gives the watermelon a deep red color like tomatoes. When taking a bite, everyone is pleasantly surprise. It is a refreshing with a bit of a kick to it.
The other night at the sunflower dinner a friend made Caprese Salad. It was yummy. There are so many caprese salad inspired appetizers out there in the internet world. They all do the same thing….they may just skewer them differently. I made them for a party last night and everyone loved them.
Super Valu has a new cheese section in the deli. They had these mozzarella pearls. I was so excited to see them and knew what I wanted to do with them right away. I also purchased the tomatoes from there since my garden had 1 (ONE) grape tomato in the whole garden. The basil I got out of my herb garden, but I did see that Super Deli had some in a bag that was locally grown.
They are so simple and delicious.
~Relish Food & Life!