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Overhead view of bowl with watermelon salsa surrounded by tortilla chips and slices of watermelon, whole jalapeños, strawberries, and a green napkin in the top right.

Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Light and refreshing Watermelon Salsa, with watermelon, strawberries, herbs, honey, and jalapeño, offers a sweet and spicy summer appetizer for Cinco De Mayo, or a picnic, party, or potluck!
Course Appetizer, Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword fruit salsa, salsa, Watermelon Salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 36kcal


  • 2 cups watermelon, diced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, destemmed, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey, optional
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced small


  • Place all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir gently to combine.
  • You can serve immediately or place in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
  • Serve with chips, crackers or on tacos.



  • Dice everything small so you can get a lot of salsa on a chip.
  • Let this marinate for a couple of hours before serving for the best flavor.
  • Add another jalapeño or two for more spicy flavor.
  • Omit the honey if you don’t like it quite so sweet.
  • You can add a splash of balsamic vinegar or lime juice for another bit of flavor.


    Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg