Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Watermelon Blueberry Salsa

2 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 5 Comments

If I had to choose one thing about summer I couldn’t live without, it would be chilled watermelon on a hot day. I have fond childhood memories of spitting seeds while eating giant slices with my cousins. It’s one of those simple pleasures I’ll never take for granted.

I’ve been a bit lazy in the kitchen department since coming home, and I don’t see it getting any better with three more trips planned before the end of August. I’m committing myself to keep a fridge stocked with fresh fruits and veggies from the farm stand hoping it inspires me when I am home. That’s what happened yesterday while trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I spied the watermelon and blueberries and thought, why not?

I knew I’d only really be making this for me. The Husband isn’t into fruit for dinner much and the kids would rather eat plain watermelon, but I made it anyway and I’m glad I did.

Watermelon Blueberry Salsa over TilapiaThe salsa can really only be described as summer in a bowl. I topped a simple tilapia fillet with it and the two were a perfect match. I have some left and will be making fish tacos later. I can already taste the combo of corn tortilla, fish and this salsa. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Here’s what I did:

  • About 2/3 cup diced watermelon (100g)
  • Slice of a large sweet onion, diced (25g)
  • About 1/3 cup of fresh blueberries (50g)
  • About 1/2 cup cucumber, cut in small cubes (50g)
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped (3g)
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves (5g)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Healthy pinch of salt

Put everything in a small bowl and toss.

making Watermelon Blueberry Salsa

Refrigerate until ready to use, at least 20 minutes to give everything a chance to combine.

Use however you like. I topped simple baked tilapia fillets.

Watermelon Blueberry Salsa

Here’s the nutritional information for the whole batch. It’s so low I’m just counting it as a serving and then you can divide if you portion it out.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
80 0g 1g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
13g 0g 20g 1g

See other recipes using: blueberries, cilantro, mint, watermelon


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    Litia

    July 7, 2013

    wow, great, love when you share those food finds! ;D Reply

    Jody - Fit at 55

    July 7, 2013

    DELISH!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

    Susie Francis

    July 8, 2013

    Loos like a nice refreshing dish for this nice summer weather we have right now. I will be giving it a try! Reply

    Matt @ Your Living Body

    July 8, 2013

    This looks amazing. I'm going to have to try this with all the leftover watermelon I have from the 4th. Reply

    Karen Z

    July 8, 2013

    This looks yummy - watermelon has saved us during this current heat wave. Reply