Watermelon & Cantaloupe Melon Pico de Gallo

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If you’re a fan of traditional pico de gallo, you’ll love this fresh and flavorful twist! This Melon Pico de Gallo recipe combines juicy watermelon, and cantaloupe with classic pico ingredients like onion, chili peppers, cilantro, and lime juice for a unique and delicious appetizer or topping for tacos and salads.

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Melon Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo, also known as Salsa Fresca is a type of salsa commonly used in Mexican cuisine.

It is traditionally made from chopped tomato, onion, and chili peppers, with salt, lime juice, and cilantro (fresh coriander).

But the addition of fruit in this recipe for Melon Pico de Gallo is a delicious twist on this flavorful dish.

You could also try making pico with strawberries, mangoes, or Pineapple pico de gallo

You can enjoy pico as a dip for tortilla chips, as a topping for tacos, or as a side salad for grilled fish or meat.

This melon salsa is perfect for Cinco De Mayo parties, outdoor gatherings, or casual evenings on the patio with a margarita!

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Melon Pico de Gallo
Ingredients for Melon Pico de Gallo: watermelon, cantaloupe, cilantro, fresh limes, jalapeño, and onions.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Melon Pico de Gallo

  • Fresh ProduceWatermelon, Cantaloupe, Lime, Jalapeño Peppers, Onion, Cilantro (Fresh Coriander)
  • PantrySalt, Black Pepper
  • Tortilla Chipsfor serving

The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.


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Watermelon & Cantaloupe Pico de Gallo

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How Do I Make Melon Pico de Gallo?

The printable recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.

Step 1 – Chop Melon: Peel, deseed and chop the watermelon and cantaloupe into small bite-size pieces – try to keep them all about the same size. Place into a large bowl.

Chopped Melon in Bowl

Step 2 – Chop Onion: Peel and finely chop the onion and add it to the bowl of melon.

Step 3 – Chop Chilies: Remove the seeds from the chilies and discard them. Finely chop the chilies and add to the bowl of melon and onion.

Step 4 – Chop Cilantro: Finely chop the cilantro and add it to the bowl of melon, onion, and chilies.

Step 5 – Season: Add lime zest and juice to the bowl, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients together.

Step 6 – Chill & Serve: Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours. When the Melon Pico de Gallo has chilled, serve and enjoy!

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Watermelon & Cantaloupe Melon Pico de Gallo

Watermelon & Cantaloupe Melon Pico de Gallo

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Experience a burst of refreshing summer sweetness with this colorful and juicy Watermelon & Cantaloupe Melon Pico De Gallo.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups watermelon
  • 1½ cups cantaloupe
  • 4-5 Jalapeño peppers
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced
  • ½ cup cilantro (fresh coriander)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel, deseed, and chop the watermelon and cantaloupe into small bite-size pieces - try to keep them all about the same size. Place into a large bowl.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onion and add it to the bowl of melon.
  3. Remove the seeds from the chilies and discard them. Finely chop the chilies and add to the bowl of melon and onion.
  4. Finely chop the cilantro and add it to the bowl of melon, onion, and chilies.
  5. Add lime zest and juice to the bowl, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients together.
  6. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours. When the Melon Pico de Gallo has chilled, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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