Roasted Pepper Watermelon Salsa


This is a great accompaniment to any salmon dish!


  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 Anaheim peppers, split and chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil, vegetable, canola, or olive
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder, to taste
  • 2 limes (squeezed juice from the fresh limes)
  • dash salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups minced, seedless watermelon


Sautee the onion, garlic and peppers in oil over medium high heat until they begin to toast and the peppers’ skins blister. Reduce heat and stir in the tomato sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Cool until just warm. Place in a blender with the lime juice. Pulse and then blend briefly just to chop the contents finely. Pour contents of blender into a heatproof bowl and chill. When ready to serve, stir in the watermelon and any watermelon juice into the tomato pepper mix. Season with salt and pepper, serve with chips or anything off the grill.

Servings: Makes 12 servings.

Source: Courtesy of The Watermelon Board –

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