Salsa de Melón
Authentic Mexican Recipe

Only sweet, ripe melons will do for this brilliantly colorful condiment. If good melons can’t be found, try substituting peaches, mango or even pineapple.


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1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups chopped ripe cantaloupe
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  1. Place the onions in a glass bowl and pour the lime juice over them. Mix well and allow to sit for 3 hours, stirring the mixture several times during the marinating process.
  2. Drain and discard the lime juice.
  3. Mix together the cantaloupe, marinated onion, chile, salt, pepper and cilantro.
  4. Adjust the seasonings to your taste.



Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, plus three hours down time