My favorite fruit dish to bring to a pot luck or summer get together is fruit salsa. Although, it does take a little more time to prepare than a regular fruit salad, it is worth it! If you have your kids help you cut the fruit it will take no time at all.
All my kids love using a knife. It makes them feel all grown up, but there are a few things that I do to make sure they are safe. First, all my knives are very dull. I never let them use a sharpened knife. Next, I make sure they are standing on a sturdy surface and am right next to them just in case something happens.
Easy Fruit Salsa Recipe
This recipe is so easy, the trick is to cut the fruit into small pieces. I usually cut down the whole fruit into manageable pieces for my daughter to finish into little squares. However, the strawberries and kiwi are soft enough for her to do on her own. I think see was concentrating pretty hard while she was cutting everything. How about you?
Apple, Mango, and strawberries make up the majority of this salsa, but you can use any combination of fruit and I think it would be good. For tart fruit, you may need to add more jam or extra sugar.
To serve, we usually make cinnamon tortilla chips in the oven. Those are good even alone! Combined them with this salsa and people will rave about them!
- 2 Golden Delicious Apples
- 1 Pound Strawberries
- 2 Mangos
- 2 Kiwi
- 1 Pint of berries (usually Raspberries, but can substitute black berries)
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 Tablespoon Strawberry/Raspberry Jam or Jelly
- For Cinnamon Tortillas
- 6 Flour Tortillas
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- Cinnamon & Sugar (about 2 tbs sugar and ½ tea cinnamon)
- Chop apple, strawberries, mango, and kiwi into small ½ inch pieces. Mix with the juice of half a lemon and Jam. Taste and adjust, adding more lemon or jam if needed.
- For Cinnamon Tortillas, preheat the oven to 375. Butter tortillas on one side and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar. Use a pizza cutter to slice into triangles.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden and toasted. Cool on wire racks and serve with fruit salsa! Yum!
This salsa is awesome, even if you eat it alone as a fruit salad. Top your morning oatmeal with leftovers and season with cinnamon or try it on some ice cream! You really can’t go wrong.
Have you made this before? What kind of fruit do you or would you like to put in it?