There is nothing like the sweet, succulent tastes of summer. The summer drinks, wedges of juicy watermelon, and icy popsicles. I always love to round out the savory flavor of a meal off the grill with something sweet. I was led to this fruit salsa recipe by a friend and I don’t quite know who to credit, since the recipe I have was written on scratch paper. I’ve been told it’s based on a Weight Watchers recipe (didn’t have any luck when I tried to track it down online), but all I know is that it’s delicious and I had to share.
Fresh Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
2 kiwis peeled & diced
2 golden delicious apples peeled, cored, & diced
8 oz raspberries, diced
1 lb strawberries, diced
2 Tbsp white sugar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp fruit preserves, any flavor
10 flour tortillas (I use whole wheat)
1 cup cinnamon sugar mixture, to taste
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, white & brown sugar, and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven 8 – 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool 15 minutes.
You could opt out of adding the white and brown sugar if you wanted to cut back on the sugar in the recipe. If I’m short on time, I purchase cinnamon sugar pita chips instead of baking the tortillas myself. This recipe is so simple! The only work involved is the chopping, so we use our awesome Pampered Chef handheld chopper for taking on that task. Or invite your significant other into the kitchen to get down and dirty and chop together.
So slip this summery treat on the table at your next BBQ or summer dinner date with friends. This appetizer is sure to be a hit and why not secretly load your friends and family up with some super foods while you’re at it? Strawberries and apples pack a real punch with antioxidants to protect the body. You’ll get twice the Vitamin C from the kiwis than you would from oranges and the raspberries really deliver in the fiber department. Dip that chip and enjoy the fabulous flavors of summer!
Do you have a non-traditional salsa recipe that you love?