Watermelon Summer Salsa

Oh, y’all.

How I love summer.

It’s warm, fun, I get to grill out all the time, get a tan, etc. Also, everybody seems to be consistently in vacation mode (I need one ASAP by the way).

And, I don’t have to freeze my ass off every time I walk out the door. I sooo hate to freeze my ass off. I’m definitely a summer/beach/pool/hot weather/not freeze my ass off type of girl.

So, in celebration of summer, I made y’all  –

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Watermelon Salsa.


Aaaannnddd can you guess a certain little green pepper that happens to be a shining star in this beautiful concoction?

Ok, I know you know.

Watermelon Summer Salsa


  • 1/2 lb watermelon, diced
  • 1 large ear yellow sweet corn, grilled and shucked (or one small can yellow or white corn)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp vinegar


  • Combine everything in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Eat.
  • P.S. - Grill the corn - it makes such a difference!

Aw, y’all know me so well.

My spicy little sidekicks.


Here lately, I have developed a sort of obsession with salsas. It’s like I want to make them every which way I possibly can. Maybe I want to be a master of all things salsa.

Like, if I want to really wanted to conquer salsas AND margaritas at the same time – could that be called Salsaritas?

Is that a restaurant – because I’m getting the feeling there is one. I probably should shut my mouth.

As long as it has jalapenos, all of the other ingredients just add to it and make it what it will be in the end. Wanna see a trend?

Hereโ€™s my Black Eyed Pea SalsaShopeg Corn Pico, and Crab-Mango Pico.


I’m thinking this is my favorite so far.


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I’m sure I’ll think of more.




  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. I love the sounding of this salsa and totally want that pineapple bowl!!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. Tamara

    I know I’m not the only one to say this, but that pineapple bowl is amazing!!! So is the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up with Ladies Only Blog Share. I can’t imagine a more refreshing summer recipe.

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Tamara!

  3. alison abernathy

    Love your blog! Come share some recipes on our social network – thesouthernc.com. Great spot for southern bloggers to mix and mingle on our virtual front porch!

  4. The Wilderness Wife

    I have to try this one! Great idea! Love the cool and refreshing versus the hot and spicy!

  5. Sheryl Thompson

    I just have to try this! I love the idea of watermelon with the jalapeno….cool & refreshing vs. warm & spicy! Great Idea!

  6. Anyonita

    We love watermelon, this looks great ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! Iโ€™ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  7. Miz Helen

    What a great Salsa that I can’t wait to try. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fabulous week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Jeni

    Yum! I love fruit salsa!

  9. Mr. & Mrs. P

    OMG!!! We want that pineapple bowl!!! SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

  10. natashalh

    This looks super tasty! And you have a really cute pineapple bowl.

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks – I’ve had it forever and I love it too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks – it’s so good.

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