Weekly Recipes

Watermelon Tomatillo Salsa

Watermelon Tomatillo Sauce

Watermelon Tomatillo Salsa is a bit of an unusual salsa or sauce – basically a tomato salsa with fruity and tangy overtones. Good on chips or over meat or seafood, low in calories and nutritious.

It’s the season for a variety of salsas, and this one is a bit unusual – the watermelon adds a bit of sweetness along with a bit of a different character. The other main ingredients are seared in a skillet, which means this salsa can be frozen and will keep for a week or so.

Of course this is good on chips and with veggies, but I’ll also be serving it on fish and chicken. Hope you like it!

Watermelon Tomatillo Salsa
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Serves: 4 cups
  • 2 cups quartered medium tomatillos (about a dozen)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp minced jalapeno (about 1 large)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp mild chili powder
  • 1½ cups tomato puree
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Saute onion for a few minutes over medium high heat or until soft.
  2. Add tomatillos and jalapenos and saute another 5 minutes or so until soft and just starting to brown around the edges.
  3. Add the garlic and cook another minute or two.
  4. Turn heat down to low and stir in the cumin, chili powder, and tomato puree. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and cool.
  5. Place the mixture in a blender, add remaining ingredients and blend.
  6. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
  7. Enjoy!


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