1. In a medium size bowl, stir together all ingredients.

2. Taste and season with more lemon or lime juice, sugar if needed.

3. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve with grilled or broiled fish or chickeN


Caution: When handling hot peppers, the oils can cause burning and skin irritation. You can wear clean kitchen gloves or wash hands thoroughly after preparing. KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM EYES.


2 cups melon, honeydew, cantaloupe or watermelon (seeded and chopped fresh, use one kind or a combination)

1 cup cucumber (peeled, seeded and chopped)
1/4 cup onion, red or white (chopped)
cilantro or mint, fresh (2 Tablespoon, chopped, optional)
1 jalapeƱo (seeded and finely chopped, or hot sauce to taste)
1/4 cup lime juice or lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar, white or brown



More About Melons

How to Select

Look for cantaloupes with a sweet smell. They should feel slightly soft near the stem.Look for honeydew and watermelons that feel heavy for their size and sound hollow when tapped.

How to Store

Keep whole melons on the counter and eat within a few days. Put cut melons in a sealed container and keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.

How to Prepare

Wash melons before cutting as they can have harmful bacteria on the surface. Using a sharp chef knife, cut the melon in half on a cutting board. With the cut (flat) side down, cut it in half again. You can then slice the melon into triangular wedges for easy eating, or you can cut the melon flesh into bite-sized pieces.