Mojito Melon Salsa – A Fresh Finds Appetizer

For a barbecue, and as part of a #FreshFinds sponsored post for Collective Bias, I made this Mojito Melon Salsa using watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and grapes from Save Mart.

Mojito Melon Salsa #FreshFinds from @SaveMart #shop

While many are mourning the end of summer, I am doing a happy dance because it is melon season! Melons are at the peak of freshness right now, so I have been picking up melons each time I go shopping at Save Mart.

I love melons! I could, and have, eaten a whole cantaloupe for lunch and then had watermelon for dessert. So when it was my turn to come up with an appetizer for a barbecue, making a salsa with my favorite fruits seemed like a natural choice.

Watermelon cutting tip #FreshFinds #shop

Kitchen Tip: When you cut up watermelon and other melons, put your cutting board inside a cookie sheet to keep the juice from getting all over the counter.

Mojito Melon Salsa - adding lime #FreshFinds #shop

Mojitos are flavored with lime and mint. I used the zest and juice of one lime and 15 mint leaves to create the unique mojito flavored dressing.

Mojito Melon Salsa Savemart #FreshFinds #Shop

In addition to melons, I added cucumbers, grapes, and green onions to the salsa. It is a sweet salsa, but the green onions give it a slightly savory touch.

Mojito Melon Salsa recipe #FreshFinds #shop

Mojito Melon Salsa
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup watermelon, diced
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, diced
  • 1 cup honeydew, diced
  • ½ cup cucumbers, diced
  • ½ cup grapes, diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 15 mint leaves, shredded (extra for garnish optional)
Directions
  1. Add the diced watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumbers, and grapes to a medium bowl.
  2. Add the lime zest and shredded mint leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice and sugar. If necessary, drain some of the juice from the bowl of fruit and add it to the lime juice to help dissolve the sugar. Pour the lime dressing over the fruit. Toss to thoroughly coat.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with chips.

 

One of the great things about this recipe is that since it only uses 1 cup of watermelon, you have lots leftover to make fruit kebobs, fruit salad or  watermelon cupcakes:

how to make watermelon cupcakes from real watermelon

Yes, it is absolutely acceptable to serve watermelon for every single course, including dessert! You can find more recipes using peak season fruit on Save Mart’s Pinterest Boards.

My children have been going through organic grapes as fast as I have been going through melon, so I have been popping into Save Mart Supermaket quite a bit lately. I have a S.H.A.R.E.S. card, which allows me to donate a percentage of each shopping trip to my favorite charity. If you shop at Save Mart, pick up your S.H.A.R.E.S. card so you can start donating  a percentage of your purchases to your favorite charity too.



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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.

Comments

  1. This salsa is gorgeous, Alea! What beautiful produce, and what a lovely way to serve it. I like the lime and mint flavours as well. I’ve always been a fan of a good Mojito ;-)

  2. Enza Ketcham says:

    The cupcakes look amazing and so does that salsa! I love the bright colors!

  3. I made this salsa for a party and it was amazing. It was a large crowd so I doubled the recipe.

  4. That just looks so good. I thought you could put a bit of sweet corn in the salsa to make it taste great. What a great recipe.

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