It’s perfect for the summer.

Great wrapped in kale n’ collard leaves.

Or simply served atop salads, tacos and burritos.

And, in its simplest terms…

Great for eating with a spoon right out of the chilled bowl in the fridge.

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

The perfect way to cool off your summer day.

A nice scoop of this crimson salsa and you’re all set.

Morning oats getting a bit too steamy for this hot weather? How about a dollop of this salsa on top?

I’m telling you.  It does wonders for your taste buds.

It’s a refreshing, scrumptious lil’ addition to any dish or nibble.

Pair it with some good ol’ guac and you’ve got yourself a fancy lil’ healthy nacho plate to enjoy with some baked corn chips.


Hungry yet?

Crimson Melon n’ Raisin Salsa

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Serves 4


  • 1 large cantaloupe, balled
  • 1/2 large watermelon, balled
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; gently toss to combine.
  2. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Transfer to serving bowls.
  3. Serve chilled with gluten-free crackers, kale and Swiss chard leaves.
  4. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out my latest Musselman’s Applesauce Tips for Summertime for Ice Pop Recipes.

As well as my latest Foodista article and recipe for Vegan Baked Fennel Crisps.

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    1. I was able to eat this when I made it. I just found out this week that I have dysbiosis and bacteria overgrowth so now I am unable to eat fruits but hoping to heal soon so that I can make this again soon because it’s so refreshing on a hot summer day!

  1. Love the colors!

    How do you find fruits on your stomach? I need to get some melons! I love apples, bananas – and any kind of berries (by the pint). ;)…I really need to focus on washing them better though…

    1. Thanks so much; so happy you love this colorful dish. Right now I am not able to eat any fruits as I have bacteria overgrowth/dysbiosis in my stomach and cannot eat any fruits, which is sad but hopefully I’ll be able to feel better soon and add them in! I agree, I need to focus on buying organic and taking better care in washing my fruits n’ veggies more!
      Enjoy your weekend.