Can you believe this week we will be celebrating fourth of July?!!!
I feel like I have blinked and summer is half-way over!
While I may not coordinate my wardrobes for the holidays, I love to coordinate my food with the holidays!!
There are so many fabulous ideas floating around for the 4th of July–it so fun to come up with a festive meal plan, but slightly harder to keep the food free from artificial coloring and ingredients–such a bummer!
And of course Watermelon Salsa served with Blue Corn Chips–perfect to showcase Red, White and Blue.
Have you ever tried watermelon with salt before?
Growing up, I remember my grandparents and parents sprinkling salt on their watermelon slices. At first I thought this trend was disgusting, but after much coaxing, I gave it a try.
I was HOOKED.
Watermelon’s flavor is intensified with the addition of salt and seriously makes your tastes buds water for MORE.
Hence, why Watermelon Salsa paired with salty feta and corn chips is just so darn irresistible.
This super simple watermelon dip highlights the flavors of summer, while creating a beautiful dip that looks extremely festive served with blue corn chips of any kind. Not to mention, this watermelon dip is quick to throw together!
Red White and Blue Recipes
Watermelon Salsa is unexpected and delightful twist on classic salsa and when served with blue tortilla chips, it is a festive addition to your 4th of July Party.
A few more recipes you may enjoy:
- Blueberry and Watermelon Arugula Salad
- Simply adorable Flag Pizza from “Bev Cooks.”
- From “Taste and Tell,” a simple American Flag breakfast.
- Delicious Triple Berry Lemon Cookie Cups from “Spoonful of Flavor.”
Tips on Watermelon Salsa
- Be sure to use a ripe watermelon for this easy Watermelon Salsa. You can tell if a watermelon is ripe by three things: it should feel heavy for its size, sound hollow when tapped, and have a yellow spot where the watermelon rested on the ground.
- This watermelon salsa is best served within a few hours of assembly. When entertaining, I pre-dice my watermelon, and cilantro and then right before the party, I mix all ingredients together.
- If your watermelon salsa gets watery, simply drain over a colander and then serve.
- If you don’t like cilantro, feel free to use fresh mint instead. Mint and watermelon are a nice combo–as evidenced in my Watermelon Mint Granita.
- Don’t just limit this watermelon salsa to serving with chips. It is also delicious served over grilled fish or on top of chicken or bean tacos.
Watermelon Salsa Recipe
- 3 cups watermelon diced into 1/4" cubes
- 1/2 seedless cucumber diced
- 1/2 white onion diced
- juice of 1 lime or lemon in a pinch!
- 1/4-1/2 cup crumbled feta I like a lot, some people prefer just a touch
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Toss ingredients together and serve immediately.