Fire & Ice Salsa Recipe

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Fire and Ice Salsa recipe with jalapeno peppers for the fire and watermelon for the ice. See how to carve the watermelon into a cactus bowl!

This recipe goes with our Summer Watermelon Fiesta party. The leftover watermelon from carving the cactus bowl makes 3 cups of Fire & Ice Salsa.

watermelon cactus carving

See how to carve the cactus bowl from a watermelon.

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Fire & Ice Salsa Recipe

  • Author: National Watermelon Promotion Board
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


This sweet & spicy fire and ice salsa goes with our summer watermelon fiesta party.


Units Scale
  • 3 cups seeded and finely chopped watermelon
  • 1/2 cup finely diced green peppers
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced green onion
  • 12 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno peppers


  1. Combine ingredients; mix well and cover.
  2. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


We provide nutritional information but these figures should be considered estimates as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 60

Recipe and video courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board

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