Monday, July 27, 2009

Melon Mondays III

Missed the first two? Check out my Melon Bruschetta and Iced Cantaloupe Soup! While I did everything melon, my guests were awesome enough to bring the protein for the main course. We had some amazing cod and steak to make some tacos, served with a Melon Salsa of course!

Steak Taco w/Melon Salsa

Here's an approximation of what went into my salsa...

Melon Salsa



equal amounts diced watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe
1 mango
1 avocado
2 jalapenos, diced
3 scallions, sliced
2-3T mint, chopped
2-3T cilantro
juice of 1/2 lime
1t Smart Balance Omega Oil

Combine all ingredients and serve! I prepared everything (except the avocado) the night before and let it hang out in the fridge so the flavors could meld. Just prior to guests arriving, I took it out of the fridge so it could come closer to room temp and add the chopped avocado. This would go well served alongside almost any protein!

Remnants of the Melon Salsa

29 comments:

Kelly said...

Mmmm. I'm loving all these melon recipes. Looks like another great one.

Elra said...

Loving this melon salsa. What a great idea!

Esi said...

Melon salsa? Such a good idea!

Sagan said...

You're hilarious. Love this idea.

Erica said...

I love fruity salsas!! This was such a fun meal idea

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! Steak tacos!!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love that you use three different melons and mango and avocado here too! Sounds awesome with steak tacos! Going to check out the melon mondays I missed!

Anna said...

Mmmm I have a melon in the kitchen right now that's just begging to be sliced open!

Allyson said...

Reading about these unusual melon recipes has been so fun! I love different flavor combos. It motivates me to get a little crazy with my cooking :)

Lauren(athleat) said...

I just started liking watermelon recently and am still iffy on cantelope and honeydew (i am weird) BUT that salsa on the tacos sounds refreshing and incredible. Great recipe.

Emily said...

Melon salsa sounds so good. I've had watermelon salsa before and really enjoyed it, so I'm sure I'd love this.

burpandslurp said...

You are Queen of Melons! you just come up with one brilliant melon recipe after another! This would also be so good just on top of a nice crusty roll...

Adam said...

Are you allowed to use any melons? I bought this small kind called a "sprite melon" the other day, and it was kinda like a pear flavor... pretty interesting. Just a little FYI.

Fruit salsa's are awesome with protein, so high five to that :)

Elina said...

Yum! You're a a genius my dear :)
I want a post about your tri!!! :D

Diana said...

OOOOH I Want your salsa! Maybe I need to start this idea of melon mondays, before it goes out of season. I threw some melon into my juicer though...does that count? ;)

foodnfit said...

I'm a fan of trader joe's mango salsa so I have a feeling I'm going to LOVE this!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Looks great! I've never made melon salsa before!!

Ricki said...

That must have been some meal! This salsa sounds delicious.

Maria said...

What a pretty salsa!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm such a sucker for the sweet and savory flavors in this! Sounds delicious!

Annie said...

Great idea! I never had a fruity salsa... I think I would like it though. The flavors seem to all go together nicely.

MizFit said...

melon mondays :)

it is Whatevs in the kitchen Wednesday here.

(translation: got a post for us today? a recipe?)

Joanne said...

I love this trilogy. You used melon so innovatively. I can imagine how good the fresh melony taste was with the steak.

Lisa said...

I think I have all the ingredients to make this. Sounds delicious!

Jess said...

You crack me up with your Melon Mondays." Salsa is an excellent idea.

biz319 said...

I've loved all these recipes Shannon!

Thanks for sharing :D

Juliana said...

Love the idea of using melon for salsa...will definitely try it...yummie!

Hannah said...

How interesting! I would normally never think to use melon in salsa, but this looks so colorful and enticing, I may just have to try it.

Kevin said...

That melon salsa looks and sounds great!

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