Food Kuel Category Expert: Janet Neustedter
How to Make a Watermelon Salsa For Chicken Or Fish? It’s just simple.
Below are the ingredients and instructions on how to make it.
- 2 cups watermelon cut into small cubes (prefer the small seedless watermelon)
- 1 jalapeno minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Zest of 1 lime and juice of 2 limes
- 1 hot house cucumber cut into small cubes (no need to peel it)
- ½ cup (approximately) cilantro cut into small dice
- 1 avocado
- Sea salt and pepper
- ¼ cup (eyeball) olive oil
Put all ingredients into a bowl and let “macerate” for one hour either in the fridge or room temperature
Prepare the protein of choice and top with the salsa
How I love Salsa Mixed With Watermelon:
Such is the case with this recipe for watermelon salsa. I was driving home, dinner hour, doing “food inventory” – what did I have at home and what sounds good? All seasons are special for the different offerings they provide. In the fall my cooking interests turn to squashes, slow cooking and baked items with spices that make the season special.
“In the spring and summer I love the bounty of fruits and vegetables that pique my interest and get my creative juices flowing.”
And In the spring and summer, I love the bounty of fruits and vegetables that pique my interest and get my creative juices flowing. When shopping and looking at the different offerings often I do not have an exact plan in mind for “the meal” that will be prepared, but by looking in the refrigerator and matching ingredients, recipes are formed.
Using Fruit To Make It Is Easy, Refreshing, Delicious, And Does Not Take A Culinary Degree!
1st ingredient: the fruit. Peaches, grapefruit, watermelon all make a great base.
Then add the citrus: lime juice is best, but I have been known to have used margarita mix in a pinch! I like to add the zest of lime for added flavor.
Next comes the spice: jalapeno is always good to use. If you are adventurous try other chiles, but make sure to search them for spiciness. If you do not have fresh chiles, use canned chiles or dried chile powder. Then comes creativity from here – an avocado, a cucumber for healthy fats and a refreshing flavor. Herbs such as mint or cilantro always add a wonderful earthy flavor as well.
Bottom line? Make curiosity be your “energy force”. Experiment with new and different ingredients and marvel at your creations!
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About the Author:
Janet is a restaurant-trained chef, who has always had a healthy cooking interest. After being exposed to the term Functional Medicine, Janet became energized with the connection of food being medicine and food potentially being harmful (in the case of allergies). That connection inspired her to become certified in Functional Medicine Health Coaching. Functional Medicine is about identifying and addressing the root cause of diseases. Food is often a part of that link. People with stomach “issues” may just need a simple adjustment in the food they eat to have less pain. People trying to lose weight can do it without 100 burpees or running marathons. As a certified Functional Medicine coach, she helps clients identify what foods can help meet specific health goals. You can learn more about Janet on her site – Here4You.