FRESH by Brookshire's is getting ready for their annual "Some Like it Hot" festival that celebrates all things spicy. From peppers, to salsa and spicy ingredients from every cuisine, the three-day event will tempt your taste buds with all types of spicy-hot ingredients.

A highlight of the event is the Sizzling Salsa Showdown recipe contest. If you have a salsa recipe that everyone loves, then you need to enter the contest. Entries are being accepted from Thursday Aug. 6.

Submit your recipe to page. Voting for the top three finalists will take place at FRESH from Aug.13 through 16.

Winner will be announced in the Tyler Paper FLAVOR section on Aug. 20.Winner will receive a $100 FRESH gift card and the Tyler Morning Telegraph will donate $500 to the nonprofit of the winner's choice. Also, one lucky voter will have the chance to win a $50 FRESH gift card just by submitting their vote. See more details at


Watermelon Salsa 



2 cups diced watermelon

1 peach, diced

1 tablespoon honey

1 to 2 jalepenos

1/2 red onion, fine dice

1 large tomato, seeded and diced

1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced

2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro



Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and chill for up to an hour before serving. Use as a dip with chips or as a sauce over grilled chicken, fish or shrimp tacos.

Recipe by Christine Gardner






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