Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Now that summer has officially arrived, I’ve been seriously craving light, refreshing dishes, and watermelon keeps coming to mind!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Salsa

While a traditional watermelon salad is great for summer, I knew that I wanted to give the summer fruit a spicy twist, so I went with salsa!

Refreshingly sweet, spicy and so scrumptious, this salsa recipe is my new favorite!

Chorizo Tostadas with Serrano Watermelon Salsa

I decided to serve the salsa on top of chorizo tostadas for a delicious balance of flavors and textures. Not only was it super tasty, but it also made one gorgeous dish!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Watermelon Serrano Salsa
    • 2 cups diced watermelon
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (quartered)
    • ½ cup red onion (diced)
    • 2 serrano peppers (de-seeded & minced)
    • 1 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
    • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
    • ½ tsp lime zest
    • ¼ cup lime juice
    • ½ tsp black pepper
    • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 lb chorizo
  • 4 tostada shells
  • ¼ cup queso fresco
  • ¼ cup avocado cream sauce
    • 1 avocado (de-seeded)
    • 1 lime (juiced)
    • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro

Add the watermelon, tomatoes, onion and serrano peppers to a large bowl.

Watermelon Serrano Salsa Recipe

Add the mint, cilantro and lime zest.

Watermelon Serrano Salsa Recipe

Add the lime juice, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Watermelon Serrano Salsa Recipe

Place the salsa in the refrigerator.

Cook the chorizo in a skillet on the stove over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa Recipe

Place the chorizo on the tostada shells, then top with the watermelon salsa and queso fresco.

Puree the avocado, lime juice and cilantro, for the avocado cream sauce, in a blender or food processor and drizzle over the tostadas.

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Salsa and Avocado Cream Sauce

Serve them with a refreshing summer cocktail and dig in!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa Recipe

The salsa is delicious on these tostadas, but can also be served by itself with tortilla chips for dipping.

I’m also thinking that it would be delicious on grilled fish or shrimp tacos!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Needless to say, this salsa is a new staple on my summer menu!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

What are your go-to summer recipe staples? Comment below or send me a tweet with your favorites!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Salsa Recipe

♣ Vegetarian Option: Use soyrizo to make this recipe vegetarian. Omit the queso fresco to make it vegan.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free when gluten-free chorizo is used. Brands vary, so be sure to check labels to find a chorizo that is gluten-free.

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 tostadas

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Ingredients

    Watermelon Serrano Salsa
  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • ½ cup red onion (diced)
  • 2 serrano peppers (de-seeded & minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ tsp lime zest
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Chorizo Tostadas
  • 1 lb chorizo
  • 4 tostada shells
  • ¼ cup queso fresco
  • Avocado Cream Sauce
  • 1 avocado (de-seeded)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add the watermelon, tomatoes, onion and serrano peppers to a large bowl.
  2. Add the mint, cilantro and lime zest.
  3. Add the lime juice, salt and pepper, toss to combine.
  4. Place the salsa in the refrigerator.
  5. Cook the chorizo in a skillet on the stove over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Place the chorizo on the tostada shells, then top with the watermelon salsa and queso fresco.
  7. Puree the avocado, lime juice and cilantro, for the avocado cream sauce, in a blender or food processor and drizzle over the tostadas.
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