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Melon Salsa with Grilled Shrimp

Chef Lesli from Harmons joined us in the kitchen to share her favorite summer time recipe, melon salsa with grilled shrimp!

Melon Salsa with Grilled Shrimp

Serves 4

Ingredients for the salsa:

  • 1 cup chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped cantaloupe
  • 1 cup chopped honeydew melon
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced jalapeno, optional
  • 1 avocado, pitted and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Ingredients for the shrimp:

  • 1 lb jumbo or colossal shrimp, shelled, deveined and tails removed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil

Instructions for the salsa:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, red onion, jalapeno, if using, avocado, basil, lime juice, rice vinegar, and oil.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.

Instructions for the shrimp:

  1. In a bowl, season the shrimp with salt and pepper and toss.
  2. Prepare a grill pan or grill over medium-high heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons oil and when oil shimmers, add shrimp and cook until pink on one side, about 2 min. Turn over and cook on second side until opaque and pink on the second side.
  4. Transfer to a plate.
  5. Serve shrimp whole or chopped into pieces with salsa.

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