Southwest Salsa Bowl
Watermelon carving is so much fun...especially when you can carve a Southwest Salsa
Bowl! Simply follow the instructions and gather the necessary materials and let's
get started carving watermelons!
Fire & Ice Salsa
- 3 cups seeded and chopped watermelon
- 1/2 cup green bell peppers
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon green onions
- 2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers
- 1 round, seedless watermelon
- Dry erase marker
- Utility knife or carving knife
- Ice cream scoop or other large spoon
- For garnish: chips, jalapenos, cilantro and lime
- Fire and Ice Salsa: Combine ingredients; mix well and cover. Refrigerate
1 hour or more.
- Watermelon Bowl: Wash the watermelon and pat dry.
- Use a dry erase marker to trace the design around the middle of the watermelon.
- Use a utility knife to carve the design (copy design in photo).
- Split watermelon in half, and use a scoop to carve out flesh.
- Choose a flat area of rind on the other watermelon half to trace and carve
out the lizard design (copy from image in photo).
- Fill bowl with Fire & Ice salsa.
- Garnish with lizard and chips, jalapenos, cilantro and lime.
Yield: 3 cups salsa
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission):
National Watermelon Promotion Board.