Tomato free watermelon salsa is a refreshing and delicious alternative to traditional tomato filled salsa. This salsa is perfect for those who want to avoid nightshade vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.
The sweetness of the watermelon is combined with tangy lime juice, fresh cilantro, and crunchy red onion to create a unique and flavorful salsa.
Free from: Wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mollusks, celery, corn, sesame, mustard, lupin, sulfites, nightshades, tomatoes, and more
Not only is this tomato-free salsa delicious, but it is also incredibly easy to make! Simply chop up all the ingredients, mix them together, and you’re done! This makes it a perfect recipe for a quick and healthy snack or appetizer. Plus, it’s perfect for summer gatherings or BBQs.
It’s a great way to incorporate more fruit into your diet while also enjoying a delicious and flavorful dish. Give it a try and see for yourself how tasty it can be!
Why You’ll Love this Tomato Free Salsa
- Super simple ingredients
- Easy to mix up
- Totally tomato and nightshade free!
- Delicious on top of tacos, perfect for appetizers
- Top 9 allergy friendly! Vegan! Gluten free!
The ingredients for this tomato free salsa couldn’t be easier. Here is what you need to mix this up.
- Watermelon: This is the base and tomato substitution for this salsa. At first, you might find it weird, but watermelon has the perfect texture for a salsa. Plus, it is sweet but combines beautifully with the other ingredients.
- Lime Juice: Lime and watermelon is a perfect match.
- Red Onion: This gives the salsa a crunch and a good balance to the sweet watermelon.
- Cilantro: A necessary ingredient for salsa. If you don’t like cilantro, you can swap out for parsley.
- Salt: A pinch of salt to round out all the flavors.
Optional ingredient: If you are just avoiding tomatoes and can handle nightshades, you can add a jalapeno pepper if you like. For a mild flavor, use the pepper with the seeds removed. For a more spicy flavor, use the pepper with the seeds.
Allergy Substitutions + Variations
If you don’t like cilantro, you can swap it for parsley. It won’t be exactly the same, but it comes really close.
For the full instructions, complete with recipe measurements, please see the recipe box below.
Making this salsa couldn’t be easier!
Start by cutting up the watermelon and placing the cubes in a large mixing bowl. As you are cutting the watermelon, try to pick out as many seeds as possible. Make small bite sized pieces of watermelon so that they can be picked up with a chip.
Next, finely dice some red onion and add it to the bowl.
Tip! If you find that red onions are too powerful for your stomach, place them in a bowl after slicing them and run them under cold water for 3 minutes. This removes a lot of the sulfur that causes the reaction.
Next, roughly chop up the cilantro and add it to the bowl. Then, add the lime juice. Finally, finish the salsa with a hearty pinch of salt. Mix it all together and serve.
This salsa will keep for 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
Yes! There are no nightshades in this salsa. It also is free from garlic.
I love this salsa on top of tacos! Try it out with some vegan black bean burritos, on top of a Chipotle copycat burrito bowl, or alongside a dairy free cheese dip that is also tomato free!
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- cutting board
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
- 4 cups watermelon petite cut
- ½ cup red onion minced
- ⅔ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- Big pinch salt
- 1 jalapeno pepper diced, optional
- Prep the ingredients. Finely chop the watermelon into small bites. Mince the onion and roughly chop the cilantro. If using a jalapeno pepper, using gloves, carefully dice.
- Mix and serve. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix well and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Allergy Substitutions + Variations
- If you don’t like cilantro, you can swap it for parsley. It won’t be exactly the same, but it comes really close.
- How to Store
- This salsa will keep for 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
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