Jalapeño Honeydew Salsa
I refuse to make this post about Cinco de Mayo. Instead, I want to talk about salsa. It’s one of my favorite condiments for so many reasons. This post is a profession of my love for salsa. For reading it, you will be rewarded with my super fresh Jalapeño Honeydew Salsa, perfect for ANY day, not just Cinco de Mayo! 🙂
Salsa Or Ketchup?
Name a condiment that works with almost any food! If you’re my brother, you will claim that ketchup is the answer. And while I do share his enthusiasm for that magical tomato condiment, I would argue that salsa is way more versatile. In my opinion salsa is a championship food that can turn ho-hum dishes into super yum dishes (ha! I’ve been hanging out with my 4 year old too much!)!
Why Salsa Works
Salsa makes so much sense as a way to jazz up any meal. Not only will it easily add nutrition (all of those fruits and veggies!), but it will also add so much flavor. Here’s an example – think of plain boneless, skinless chicken breast. Excited? No, I didn’t think so. Now, think of that plain, boneless chicken breast topped with a super fresh strawberry, tomato and balsamic salsa? Sound fantastic? Yes, I thought so! See, super jazzy! And it works with more than just chicken. You can use salsas on fish tacos or on top or any of your favorite Mexican foods. It’s perfect on grain salads or veggie salads and works on all cuts of meat, poultry and seafood. So many options!
Jalapeño Honeydew Salsa
Now that you know how awesome salsas are, it’s time to think “outside the box” when it comes to them! Think all salsas need tomatoes? No way! You can make them out of any fruits or veggies. Some of my favorite salsas are fruit-based salsas. They add so much freshness to a dish and sometimes that unexpected sweetness is just what you need! That’s why I love this Jalapeño Honeydew Salsa. It’s unexpected and so refreshing! Try it with tortilla chips or use it as a topping for grilled black cod! Oh yum!
Need another salsa idea? Try my Super Simple Tomatillo Salsa!
Salsas are a fun way to jazz up any meal. I love the freshness of melon & this Jalapeño Honeydew Salsa adds bright flavor to fish tacos or grilled chicken!
- 1 1/2 cups diced honeydew melon
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño (for spicier version, keep membranes and seeds)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
- Add additional lime juice or zest based on taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topper for fish tacos. This salsa also tastes great on ice cream or plain Greek yogurt!