The Best Watermelon Salsa

If there is one thing I must make at least twice a week during the summer months, it’s this watermelon salsa! It’s just too good and oh so easy! It’s one you won’t get tired of making.

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How to make Watermelon Salsa

To make this watermelon salsa, you need a few simple ingredients. You probably have them all on hand. It’s easy and slightly sweet with a divine tangy, spicy kick.

  • Juicy watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Red onion
  • cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Tajin
  • Salt

You will notice I am using Tajín Clásico seasoning. Tajín is a super popular Mexican seasoning made with ground-dried chile peppers, dehydrated limes, and sea salt. You can do without it if you don’t have it on hand. But it is a game changer if you have it on hand or can get your hands on it. Tajín is great on fruits like watermelon because it cuts through the sweetness and adds perfect citrusy goodness.

Once you gather up your ingredients, it’s pretty straightforward from there. Put them all in a bowl and toss them together.

One super important thing is to chop all the ingredients to the same size. Uniformity is important because it looks beautiful, and you know you’re getting all the flavors in each bite.

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The Best Watermelon Salsa

Slightly sweet and tangy. This watermelon salsa is made with a few ingredients but packs a punch in the flavor department. Serve with chips on tacos or grab a spoon and dig in.
3.5 based on 2 reviews
Slightly sweet and tangy. This watermelon salsa is made with a few ingredients but packs a punch in the flavor department. Serve with chips on tacos or grab a spoon and dig in.
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Yields:4 Servings


  • 3

    Cups of diced watermelon (make sure the pieces are relatively small, a little larger than pea size)

  • 1/2

    a large cucumber, peeled and diced to the same size as the watermelon

  • 1/2

    a large red onion, diced to about the same size as the cucumber

  • 1

    jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped

  • 1/3

    cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 2

    tsp Tajín Clásico

  • 1/8

    tsp sea salt


  1. To begin, add the watermelon, red onion, cucumber, jalapeño and cilantro to a large bowl.
  2. Pour the lime juice on top along with the Tajín and sea salt.
  3. Gently toss all the ingredients together, making sure not to stir, you don’t want to break up the watermelon pieces. When all the ingredients are well combined, taste and add more Tajín or salt as needed. I usually end up adding more Tajín because it’s just too good.
  4. Serve the salsa immediately with chips or over tacos. Leftovers will last in the fridge for a couple days.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 4
3.5 based on 2 reviews

What do you think of this recipe?

I made this salsa some time ago and have never forgotten about it. I just made it again, and I am eating it by the spoonful as I type this. So refreshing!!

This recipe didn’t work for me. even at my best effort at getting pea-sized pieces, the salsa was too chunky for easy chip-dipping. also, watermelon has a subtle flavor that is overwhelmed by the onion and cilantro. i did appreciate learning about tajin.

Thank you for the feedback Don. I appreciate it. I’m sorry this didn’t work for you. Hopefully you’ll try other recipes as well.