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How To Make a Salsa Bowl

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1 watermelon bowl
30 Min
30 Min

Turn any gathering into a fiesta by carving our easy watermelon bowl. Fill it with your favorite salsa or use one of our Test Kitchen salsa recipes and get ready to dig in to a Southwestern Salsa Bowl.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 round, seedless watermelon, washed and patted dry
  • Dry erase marker
  • Fire and Ice Salsa (See Note)
  • Chips, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and lime for garnish
What To Do:
  1. Place watermelon on a cutting board. With marker, trace design around middle of watermelon (copy design in photo).
  2. With a knife, carve the design (see photo). Split watermelon in half and use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to remove flesh.
  3. Choose a flat area of rind on the other watermelon half to trace and carve out the lizard (see photo).
  4. Fill bowl with salsa. Garnish with carved lizard, chips, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime.

This carved-out watermelon makes a unique serving bowl for Fire and Ice Salsa, but you can also fill it with other goodies, like cut up fruit, berries, and punch. For more great ideas and tips, visit


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