[donotprint]Need a Fourth of July recipe that will leave guests speechless? This watermelon salsa is just what you need. It’s the perfect blend of fresh ingredients with a zip and tang that will for sure get requests for the recipe.
A few years ago, I had a speaker from The International Culinary School of the Art Institute International Kansas City come speak to several of my classes. During her visit, she talked with students about possible careers in the food industry and also gave a demonstration on various cutting techniques. For this demonstration, she made watermelon salsa. I had never heard of this particular salsa before, but was intrigued.
When I asked what type of ingredients were in it, I was excited. Watermelon, of course, basil, cilantro, feta cheese, and balsamic vinegar…this was going to be delicious. I was a little nervous about my students trying this little treat because most teenagers aren’t as excited to try something full of greens and unknown vinegars, but the kiddos surprised me. I think all but a couple actually tried it and liked it.
Her recipe obviously made an impact on me because not long after her presentation, I emailed her for the recipe. I’ve only made it a few times because it’s so addicting. I try to only eat human portions of this salsa when I do make it, but trust me when I say, you won’t be able to do that. It’s that good.
Now, this is based off the original recipe she made for my class, but most of what she sent just had ingredients and not exact amounts. It’s really very versatile in that you can change your additions to fit your taste buds. If I feel I use too much watermelon, I just increase the balsamic and rice vinegars to add the extra zip I love from this recipe.