Fruit with a bite is the perfect way to describe Aunt Debbie’s Cantaloupe Salsa. Sometimes I skip the chips and eat it straight out of the bowl with a fork. My Aunt Debbie married into the family and we warmed up quickly when she brought her famous salsa to a family get together.
Not only is this salsa super healthy, it is also flavorful and versatile. Aunt Debbie said it is great on top of fish or chicken, she tops the chicken and fish with salsa covers and bakes. I am going to have to make some to try this out.
- 1 ripe cantaloupe seeded, peeled and diced into small bits
- 2 bunches green onions, chopped
- 2 -3 sweet bell peppers seeded and finely chopped any color—I like the red ones best
- 2 large bunches of fresh cilantro—use just the tops and mince finely
- Juice of 4 limes, you can add some zest if you need more lime flavor
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger—you can use pre-minced if you don’t have fresh
- 1 or 2 seeded jalapeño peppers,finely chopped
- Optional—1-2 cloves of minced garlic
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, best if the flavors are able to develop for an hour or two in the fridge.
This is a really forgiving recipe. Aunt Debbie has stretched the recipe for another meal by adding chopped apples, mango, peaches, or even tomatoes and sweet corn.