Spicy Melon Salsa and the Salsabol

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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A few weeks ago, I got an email from Tom and Michael, two recent college grads with a passion for design, business and salsa.  They asked me if I would be interested in trying out their new invention – the Salsabol.   Salsabol?   It sounded pretty interesting, so of course, I said yes.

It seems that like many of us, Tom and Michael were sick and tired of scooping up salsa and having it fall off of their chips.  They knew that there must be a better and neater way to serve salsa and other dips, so they decided to put their heads together and create one.  The result is the Salsabol.

The Salsabol is an elegantly crafted and highly functional ceramic bowl designed to put an end to spilled salsa messes forever. It features a unique, patent-pending lip that pushes your salsa or dip back onto your chip for the perfect scoop every time!  Imagine!  You’ll never have to scrape salsa splotches off of your tablecloth again! 

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Here’s how it works.

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The raised side of the Salsabol curves back over into the bowl to form a perfectly-engineered ramp to guide the salsa directly onto your chip. Just scoop your chip up the high side and the “bol” will do the rest!  Brilliant!

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The first thing I noticed when I took my Salsabol out of its box is how pretty it is.  It has a sleek, curvy shape that will go with any decor.  Plus, you can get it in any color you like, as long as it’s yellow.  Luckily, I happen to love yellow.

To “christen” my new Salsabol, I decided to make some delicious homemade salsa over the weekend.  This Spicy Melon Salsa is quite possibly one of the best salsas I’ve ever eaten, and it is a snap to make!  It’s put together with a mix of cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon, blended with some red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, fresh mint and my secret ingredient – Sriracha sauce.  That’s right – Sriracha!  It gives this salsa the perfect little spicy kick without making it too hot to handle.

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All you do is dice up the melons, onion, jalapeno and mint in little, tiny pieces and swirl in the lime juice and Sriracha.  I also added a large pinch of both salt and sugar to balance out the flavors.  Although, if your melons are super sweet, you could probably leave out the sugar.

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I’d never had a salsa made with melons before, but I often add them to salads.  I love the cool and refreshing aspect they bring to a dish.  They definitely came through for me in this salsa.  It was light, crisp and just slightly sweet, playing perfectly off of the tart lime and spicy Sriracha.

And yes, my Salsabol worked great! Not a drop of that lovely salsa went anywhere but on the blue corn chips I served it with.

If you want to join the Salsabol revolution too, visit Tom and Michael’s site and get a Salsabol for yourself.  I think it’s gonna be big!

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*The Salsabol was provided to me free of charge by the company in the hope that I would like it and review it on this site.  I did like it and this review reflects my personal opinion of the product.  I make no other guarantees or warranties regarding the product.

Enjoy!

20 responses to Spicy Melon Salsa and the Salsabol

  1. On August 01, 2010 at 11:57pm, Betty @ scrambled hen fruit said...

    Love the bowl- functional and cute at the same time. I like fruit in salsa- all of the different melons should be great in this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. On August 02, 2010 at 12:24am, Memoria said...

    The salsa looks so fresh!!

  3. On August 02, 2010 at 2:05am, Rosa said...

    A gorgeous salsa and a very practical bowl! Great!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. On August 02, 2010 at 8:32am, Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

    I love melon salsa, and that bowl is just the coolest!

  5. On August 02, 2010 at 9:34am, bellini valli said...

    Now isn’t thaty a clever tool to house your delicious salsa Susan.

  6. On August 02, 2010 at 9:36am, Nic said...

    That is one cool salsa dish! And the salsa that you made looks wonderful too.

  7. On August 02, 2010 at 11:35am, Joan Nova said...

    Love the flavors in your salsa, the ‘salsabol’ and the photography. Bravo!

  8. On August 02, 2010 at 1:36pm, Joanne said...

    That bowl is awesome and oh-so-pretty! And the salsa – hella good. I love the sweet salty spicy thing you’ve got going on in it!

  9. On August 02, 2010 at 1:58pm, nina said...

    That is such a clever invention. Why did I not think of that…..

  10. On August 02, 2010 at 2:13pm, Susan said...

    That’s nifty. And the salsa looks yummo.

  11. On August 02, 2010 at 2:59pm, Eliana said...

    Looks like I need the salsabol in my life.

  12. On August 02, 2010 at 4:20pm, Suzanne said...

    Very interesting flavors in the salsa, it looks delish. The salsa bowl looks like it does the job, like the color too. Not trying to be the spell check police but thought you would want to know in the first sentence there is 2 with’s. ;)

  13. On August 02, 2010 at 4:39pm, Karen@Mignardise said...

    Genius! They certainly contacted the right person to introduce the salsabol!

  14. On August 03, 2010 at 11:32am, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    Cute idea for a bowl. Use those “scoop” style chips and you’ll truly never have a spill again.

    That salsa looks like it’s to die for. I loves me the sriracha too!

  15. On August 03, 2010 at 5:01pm, The Food Hunter said...

    I love that bowl. I’ve got to get me one!

  16. On August 06, 2010 at 11:34am, Jessica said...

    I have got to get this bowl. Seriously! I love new inventions! This recipe is no slacker either. What a great dish to christen your new Salsabol with!

  17. On August 06, 2010 at 9:07pm, Kevin (Closet Cooking) said...

    I really like using sweet fruits in salsas like this! The sweet and juicy fruit go so well with the spicy heat.

  18. On August 08, 2010 at 7:27pm, Raquel said...

    A melon salsa sounds really tasty! The area I live in is known for its watermelon and cantelope so there is no short supply of these.

  19. On August 09, 2010 at 5:14pm, Glenda Thomas said...

    I love salsa! This looks amazing. I must give it try! The bowl is fantastic. Thanks for telling how to use the bowl. I pretty sure I would not have figured that out on my own.

    Thanks!

  20. On December 14, 2010 at 11:57am, hershann said...

    Love the idea of the salsabol but am disappointed that it is made in China and not the US

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