I’m about to jazz your summer meals up with this fruit salsa recipe! I love that a fruity salsa can add a little sweetness and a little spice! Cantaloupe salsa has been one of my favorites, but it was time for a twist, and we ended up with a fruity watermelon salsa that’s out of this world. And then I added fresh plums, too. So technically it’s also a plum salsa. Get ready for it!
It’s SO good. Like, I can, (and have!) been putting this salsa on EVERYTHING. Grilled meats, salads, spicy shrimp tacos, a spoon…the list goes on and on.
QUICK TIP: If you’d don’t wish to buy an entire watermelon and cantaloupe for this salsa, most markets have pre-cut fruit that will work just fine.
This fruit salsa dip is perfect for eating on meat, with a spoon or with some paleo tortilla chips. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
How To Make Fruit Salsa
This just may be the easiest fresh plum salsa recipe you have ever had. Here is how to make fruit salsa in just a few minutes:
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Toss in the watermelon, cantaloupe, plums, white onion, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime juice.
That is all you have to do to make this watermelon salsa recipe! The hardest part is deciding what you are going to eat it with. 🙂
Cantaloupe Salsa Optional Ideas
This easy plum salsa can quickly be customized by adding in some of your favorite ingredients. I love this plum watermelon salsa just the way it is, but if I find that I have some extra fruit around that needs to be used up I will toss it in as well. Here are some tasty ideas to try out:
- Peaches – We have all heard of peach salsa! Why not dice up a few fresh peaches and add them to this homemade salsa. You won’t regret it.
- Pineapple – If you love pineapple, then you should for sure, add in some! It will make it tangy, tropical, and so good.
- Kiwi – Give this easy watermelon salsa recipe a splash of vibrant color with a fresh kiwi or two. So much flavor!
- Cinnamon – Sprinkle on just a touch of cinnamon. This will make the cantaloupe salsa perfectly spicy, and the cinnamon goes well with the rest of the ingredients too.
How Long Can Fruit Salsa Sit Out?
This fresh salsa recipe should never sit out for more than 2 hours at a time.
If it will sit out for any length of time longer than 2 hours, I highly recommend keeping it on ice. That will keep it cool.
Also, stir it every once in a while so the cantaloupe salsa so it stays cool throughout.
Is Fruit Salsa Vegan?
Yes, this fruit salsa recipe is vegan. Most recipes for fresh salsa should be vegan unless they have cheese in them.
You can control what you put in this plum salsa recipe, so you can make sure that the ingredients are vegan if that’s important to you.
What Nutrients Are In Fruit Salsa?
There are TONS of nutrients in this fresh fruit salsa. Here is a breakdown of just a few of the vitamins and minerals you get when you eat it.
- Watermelon – Vitamin B-6, folate, copper, zinc, potassium, selenium, riboflavin, just to name a few.
- Cantaloupe – Vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, folate, fiber, potassium, vitamin K, and zinc.
- Plums – Vitamin C, potassium, copper, manganese, and fiber.
- Jalapenos – Folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin K and vitamin A.
How Do You Store Watermelon Salsa?
Always store this cantaloupe salsa in an airtight container. Keep it in the coldest area of the refrigerator and make sure to keep it away from any foods with strong odors.
The fresh fruit salsa will last 3-4 days if it is stored properly.
Can This Fruit Salsa Recipe Be Frozen?
This fruit salsa recipe is best served fresh, but if you have extras to freeze, try blending it into more a sauce or smooth salsa consistency. It helps the texture when you freeze and then thaw it.
The salsa will last around 2 months in the freezer. To use, simply put in the fridge overnight.
More Melon Recipes To Try
I always appreciate some leftover melon, since it gives me a reason to make all of my favorite recipes I’ve posted. Take a look!
- Cantaloupe Margaritas – These margaritas are cool and refreshing. Enjoy one (or two) on a hot day!
- Fresh Watermelon Margarita – Serve this salted watermelon margarita on the rocks, and your guests will rave about it.
- Cantaloupe Gazpacho With Frizzled Proscuitto – You have to taste this to see how amazing it is.
- Chopped Grilled Watermelon Salmon Salad – I am drooling just thinking about this salad.
- The Best Pork Belly Tacos – The pickled watermelon rind is out of this world!
- Homemade Banana Cantaloupe Sorbet – Light, cool and just plain delicious.
- Watermelon Pizza – This is the perfect dessert for any dinner party.
Tools To Make Plum Fruit Salsa:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Knife – You are going to want to have an excellent quality knife to chop all the fruit and vegetables. This one is fantastic.
- Vacuum Sealer – While this isn’t required, it does make saving foods for meal prepping so much easier.
- Food Processor – If you like your salsa to be more runny than chunky, you could use a food processor.
Plum Watermelon Fruit Salsa Recipe
This summer fruit salsa recipe is packed full of fresh fruit as well as traditional spicy flavors! Try adding watermelon salsa to fish or grilled chicken!
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- 2 cups Watermelon (diced)
- 2 cups Cantaloupe (diced)
- 1/2 cup Plums (diced)
- 1/2 cup White onion (diced)
- 2 medium Jalapeños (minced)
- 1 large handful Fresh cilantro (minced)
- 2 tablespoons Lime juice
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Combine all ingredients and toss well. Season with salt to taste.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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