What’s so funny about Salsa? Seinfeld’s episode about Salsa! That’s what’s funny. Ever since I watched the “The Pitch” episode, the word Salsa (say salsaaaa like Jerry does) is always uttered accompanied by a giggle! Here is the salsa excerpt of the script from that episode (http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/ThePitch.htm):
“GEORGE: Why don’t they have salsa on the table?
JERRY: What do you need salsa for?
GEORGE: Salsa is now the number one condiment in America.
JERRY: You know why? Because people like to say “salsa.” “Excuse me, do you have salsa?” “We need more salsa.” “Where is the salsa? No salsa?”
GEORGE: You know it must be impossible for a Spanish person to order seltzer and not get salsa. (Angry) “I wanted seltzer, not salsa.”
JERRY: “Don’t you know the difference between seltzer and salsa?? You have the seltzer after the salsa!”“
Are you a Seinfeld fan too?
Now let’s move on to the hot and cool part of it. Honestly, I have never messed around with adding flavors, or mixing and matching watermelon with anything. Never felt the need to. This sweet, juicy pulpy melon is so darn good by itself. But the blogosphere is dressing up watermelon, so I thought I’d jump in and send in my experimental entry to Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi. They are hosting “A Fruit A Month” event this month. This is the first time I am participating in this event; must be the watermelon!
I still haven’t gotten to the hot and cool part of it. So watermelon salsa it is! There is really no recipe for this. To about a cup or cup and half of cool chopped watermelon, add about ½ cup of diced cucumber, 2-3 chopped hot jalapenos, 2-3 tbsp minced red onion, 1 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro, 2 tbsp lemon juice, salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Toss well and serve immediately with baked pita chips or crackers. Or just eat like chopped salad. Or eat a big wedge of watermelon just by itself J It gives you as much as 9 oz of water!
I served the salsa on some organic whole wheat crackers, like so: