This Cantaloupe Salsa is the perfect topping for grilled meats, salads, burrito bowls, and everything in between.
I wanted to do a fruit salsa that I hadn’t done before. Strawberry salsa is great and so is pineapple but I wanted something different. Enter cantaloupe salsa. It’s a flavor explosion that I’ve found goes with just about anything. Grilled meats, burrito bowls, salads, chips, and tostones! Seriously my Pico has been replaced in the best way possible.
I’m a big fan of toppings. To me a dish without some sort of garnish or sauce is just plain boring. My fridge is always stocked with Pico de Gallo, Chimichurri that’s packed full of fresh herbs and peppers, and avocados just waiting to be mashed into guacamole. Do you sense a theme? Most of our meals are Mexican or Caribbean inspired. I love the fresh bold flavors and as it warms up outside I love it even more.
Up until recently I thought I hated cantaloupe…or any melon really but after picking up 2 organic cantaloupes that were on sale I fell in love. They’re so sweet and juicy and perfect for a ton of different things. New cantaloupe favorites are my Cantaloupe Gazpacho with Frizzled Prosciutto and this refreshing Cantaloupe Margarita.
The key to delicious cantaloupe recipes is picking the right cantaloupe! Here’s how:
Smell – the fruit should smell sweet and a bit musky
Weight – it should be heavy for its size
Texture – the rind should have striations that resemble raised netting
Here’s a great article on how to pick melons if you’d like to read more!
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- 2 cups Cantaloupe (diced)
- 1/4 cup Red onion (diced)
- 1/4 cup Fresh cilantro (minced)
- 1 medium Jalapeño (minced)
- 2 tablespoons Lime juice
- sea salt (to taste)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt to taste.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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