Cantaloupe Table Salsa Recipe

Cantaloupe Table Salsa Recipe
Staff Writer

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Try serving this alongside a couple of other salsas and dips like guacamole


  • ½ medium cantaloupe, cut into chunks
  • 2 canned chipotle chiles en adobo
  • 1 medium white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lime, preferably Mexican/key lime, if possible
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro


Cut the skin off the cantaloupe, seed, and cut melon into coarse, 1-inch chunks.

Put the melon in a blender or processor with chipotles, onion, garlic, sugar, salt, and lime juice. Pulse to chop. Pulse in cilantro to a coarse grind texture (not a purée!).

Taste for salt. If you want a spicier salsa, hand-mince another chile, add it to the mixture and whirl again. Serve at room temperature. 

Cantaloupe Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cantaloupe Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.