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Kiwano Horned Melon Fruit Salsa Recipe

In my family, when salsa is made it is eaten within the first couple of hours. Instead of going to the regular grocery store and buying salsa I decided to try to make some with the recent kiwano (horned melon) I got from Melissa’s Produce. I told my family that I was making kiwano fruit salsa and they were so excited!

Kiwano Salsa

Before I tell you how to make the salsa I should give you a little bit of background about the kiwano horned melon. It is part of the cucumber family and could also be known as the African Horned Melon. A ripe kiwano melon has an orange outside with mini spikes. Be careful, they can tend to be pointy.

Unique Kiwano Recipes

The health benefits of kiwano melon are extraordinary. There are countless vitamins such as, Vitamin B, zinc, potassium, and so much more! Instead of having your everyday salsa spice it up along with added nutrition!

Now let me tell you how to make this wonderful salsa. You will need.

Kiwano Fruit Salsa Ingredients

Cooking with Melissa's Produce

1/2 onion
3 garlic cloves
4 kiwano melons
2 jalapeños
2 limes
4 Roma tomatoes
1 Finger lime
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Melissa's Produce Garlic

Once you have all of these ingredients you just chop everything and throw it into a bowl. If you don’t know how to prepare a kiwano horned melon look at my previous story on how to eat a kiwano horned melon. The finger limes can be cut open and then squeezed into the bowl.

Melissa's Produce Finger Lime

Once you mix the salsa, taste test it to see if you want to add anything else. Sometimes the salsa could need a little bit more of something.

This salsa is the perfect dish to bring to any sort of friend or family gathering. It is definitely going to change your salsa game forever. You can use the salsa as a topping for tacos or just eat it like I did with regular tortilla chips.

Kiwano Salsa Recipe

Ella is the OC Mom Blog teen blogger. She is an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people. Read her column here
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