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Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook: Watermelon Salsa

Not only is watermelon super hydrating, it’s rich in lycopene – that beautiful red antioxidant that promotes healthy skin and blood pressure. Serve with chips or atop tacos and quesadillas. One of my favorite recipes from The Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook. Cut the watermelon and cucumber into evenly sized pieces to ensure you get both in every bite.

Watermelon Salsa

Sweet, spicy and tastes like summer
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Prep Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 8


  • 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded, finely diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno stemmed, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 lime juice + zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp kosher


  • In a medium bowl, combine the watermelon, cucumber, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro, and kosher salt. Toss well to combine.
  • Serve promptly or store in the fridge for up to 6 hours.
  • This recipe is best enjoyed the same day it's prepared.


Excerpted from the Healthy, Quick & Easy College Cookbook reprinted by permission of Alpha, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2021 by Dana Angelo White


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0gCholesterol: 0mg
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