CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV host and Party Girl Diet book author Aprilanne Hurley dishes Safeway Chef Jeff Anderson’s healthy Watermelon Black Bean Salsa with fresh local produce at its peak of flavor.

CALIFORNIA LIVING® with TV host and Party Girl Diet™ book author Aprilanne Hurley is all about whipping up healthy, delicious recipes with local, fresh produce at its peak of flavor.

Read on to get the dish on Safeway’s #WaterMelonDay Salsa Recipe created by Chef Jeff Anderson, Executive Chef of the Safeway Culinary Kitchens and Art Perry of George Perry & Sons family farm in Manteca California.

Anderson and Perry team up to share fresh produce tips, recipes and the benefits of choosing fresh, local produce in season – like watermelon from Art’s family farm, which has been providing Safeway with fresh and locally grown watermelons for more than 60 years.

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Whip up the following Party Girl Diet™ approved “Watermelon Black Bean Salsa Recipe” for your next picnic or BBQ and discover how delicious and easy entertaining with local, fresh produce can be:

Watermelon Black Bean Salsa Recipe ~ Courtesy of Safeway Culinary Kitchens’ Executive Chef Jeff Anderson for CALIFORNIA LIVING®:

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6


1 qt. (7-lb.) fresh watermelon; peeled and small diced

1 can (15-oz.) O Organics™ black beans; rinsed and drained

1 medium red onion peeled and small diced

1 cucumber peeled, seeds removed and small diced

¼ cup Cilantro rough chopped

2 tablespoon  o organics extra virgin olive oil

1 fresh lime, juice of

Pinch Sea salt, to taste

Pinch Fresh ground black pepper

A dash of your favorite Hot Sauce as needed

The Snack Artist™ Tortilla Chips


In a large bowl, combine prepared watermelon, black beans, onions, cucumber, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, hot sauce and lime juice.

Stir ingredients together, taste for seasoning and spice; adjust as needed.

Transfer salsa to serving bowl, serve with tortilla chips.

CALIFORNIA LIVING® TV host and Party Girl diet™ book author Aprilanne Hurley dishes healthy summer recipes like Watermelon with Balsamic, Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper compliments of Safeway Culinary Kitchens Executive Chef Jeff Anderson this season.

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Party Girl Diet™,  Super Abs Playbook and Socialite Diet book author Aprilanne Hurley SFN, CLFC, is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, and Series Creator for California Living®, California’s original lifestyle TV magazine format show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living. 

Hurley’s Party Girl Diet book series is a collection of healthy, sustainable lifestyle plans combining today’s groundbreaking health and nutrition research with Hurley’s passion for good living to deliver a revolutionary new diet and lifestyle that lets you  “Keep the Party Going” While You Lose the Weight.”

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