Jalapeno, Tomatillo and Watermelon Salsa

Jalapeno, Tomatillo and Watermelon Salsa
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Recipe for Toasted Jalapeno Tomatillo and Watermelon Salsa. This fruity spicy salsa is perfect for dipping and over fish or chicken.


  • 8 to 10 medium tomatillos (peel off parchment-like coating and rinse)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 jalapeño peppers or to taste, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce or puree
  • 1 cup seeded watermelon chunks salt and pepper to taste


  1. Makes About 3 Cups
  2. Cut the tomatillos into quarters. Heat the oil in a large heavy sauté pan over medium high heat and in it sauté the onions for a few minutes and then add the tomatillos, garlic, and jalapeños. Sauté until the onions and garlic begin to brown. Reduce heat to low and sprinkle the cumin and chili powder over the pan. Stir in the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Cool. Place in a blender or food processor with the watermelon and puree. Season with salt and pepper to taste.