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Monday, 29 May 2017

Muskmelon Salsa


Next to mangoes, melons are among my favourite summer fruits. Melons have high percentage of water making them cooling and hydrating. Apart from water melons local markets are flooded with ripe sweet smelling muskmelons these days. Muskmelons also known as Cantaloupe (kharbuja in Hindi) not only have amazing taste and delicious aroma but they are loaded with many nutrients making them powerhouse of health.
  

 Muskmelon is high in dietary fiber and helps people who suffer from constipation. It is concentrated with excellent levels of Vitamin C and A , folic acid, potassium and beta-carotene. The high water content and fiber in muskmelons helps fill you up making it ideal for weight watchers and dieters. 


While the fruit tastes great as it is , there are many ways of enjoying this summer delight. My way to enjoy muskmelon is in the form of salsa which is a quick and delicious salad . Chopped muskmelon , red onion, tomato and green chilies are tossed with cilantro, lime juice and rock salt dressing to give a cool and refreshing snack . Have it as a healthy breakfast or mid time snacks with tacos or simply pair it with your grilled chicken or fish , this colorful muskmelon salsa is sure to delight your senses.


Preparation Time: 5-7 minutes
Cooking Time : 0 minutes
Servings : 2

Ingredients:
  • 1 muskmelon / cantaloupe
  • 1 medium sized red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 small bunch of fresh coriander 
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Peel , de-seed and chop the muskmelon into pieces. Transfer them to a bowl.


  2. Add finely chopped red onion, tomato and green chilly to the bowl of muskmelon .


  3. Mix well . Add finely chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt and toss .



  4. Chill for few minutes or serve the refreshing muskmelon salsa immediately and delight your senses !


Notes:
  • Chopped Cucumber or red bell peppers may also be used in the salsa as a variation.
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