Fire and Ice Salsa in a Southwest Salsa Bowl
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Serves: 3 cups
  • 1 round, seedless watermelon
  • ½ cup diced green bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno peppers
  • Lime wedges, cilantro leaves, sliced jalapenos and tortilla chips, for serving
To Make the Bowl
  1. Wash the watermelon and pat dry.
  2. Use a dry erase marker to trace a design around middle of watermelon (like the one in the photo). Use a utility knife to carve the design.
  3. Split the watermelon and scoop out the flesh to use in the salsa below.
  4. Choose a flat area of the rind on the other watermelon half to trace and carve out a lizard design (copy from image in photo).
For the Salsa
  1. Chop 3 cups of the watermelon flesh and place in a large bowl. Add the bell peppers, lime juice, cilantro, green onion, and chopped jalapeno. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or more.
  2. Fill the watermelon bowl with the salsa. Garnish with additional cilantro and sliced jalapenos. Serve with lime wedges, tortilla chips and the decorative lizard!
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at