Fruit Salsa

One thing about teachers – we love a good potluck! As you might have guessed, I’m typically designated with dessert, whether I like it or not. Now, you know I love cupcakes more than probably just about anyone, but sometimes I crave something a little lighter, fresher and fruitier.

Last year, when our spring potluck happened to fall during the first week of May, we, of course, centered our potluck theme around Cinco de Mayo. Ever the procrastinator, by the time I got around to signing up, all the yummy Mexican-themed savory dishes like salsa, guacamole, chicken enchiladas and tortilla soup had been spoken for. Dessert, it seems, is my destiny, no matter what. I figured I’d whip up some Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes and call it done.

But just before the potluck, I had a mild panic attack when I counted the short number of days between Cinco de Mayo and the date I’d first need to don something other than jeans and a t-shirt. Driven by panic, I decided to go on a very short-lived baking hiatus.

When I say short lived – I mean it – I’m talking like maybe 4 days. Driven by desperation (and thoughts of my waistline), instead of baking cupcakes I might be tempted to inhale, I put together a sweet fruit salsa that matches beyond perfectly with cinnamon and sugar pita chips. At our potluck, no one even questioned the lack of cupcake attendance. A sure sign of this fruit salsa equaling dessert success, I’d say!

Fruit salsa comes together with ease, and with very few additional ingredients to the fresh fruit. The beauty of it is that you can really customize it to your tastes or what’s in season. Fruit salsa definitely shouldn’t be relegated to only Cinco de Mayo celebrations!

Personally, I adore a mix of ripe berries, kiwi and grapes, but really, how could you go wrong with any kind of jam-glazed fruits scooped up with cinnamon and sugar pita chips?

Once you’ve made fruit salsa once, you’ll be making it again and again. And those pita chips will become a permanent fixture on your grocery list. Trust me!

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Fruit Salsa

Yield: 10 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

3 kiwis, peeled and diced
8 ounces raspberries
8 ounces blackberries, halved if they are large
1 pound strawberries, diced
1 cup seedless grapes, halved
1 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons strawberry preserves, slightly warmed

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and toss gently to coat with sugar and preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. Serve with Stacy's Cinnamon and Sugar Pita Chips.

Notes:

- Fruit Salsa in best served the day it is made.

- If your fruit is really sweet, you may want to cut back on the sugar. Start with half the amount listed and gradually increase to your taste.

My Baking Addiction adapted from allrecipes.com

33 Responses to “Fruit Salsa”

  1. ThisBakerGirlBlogs — May 1, 2012 at 6:58 am

    So simple yet looks so good! :)

  2. Blog is the New Black — May 1, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Love the idea of fruit salsa! It looks amazing!

  3. This sounds absolutely delightful! Yum!

  4. Karrie at Electra Films — May 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Really like the sound of this but never heard of the cinammon sugar chips … is it a USA product or something to make?

    • Urban Wife — May 1st, 2012 at 9:32 am

      If you can’t find the pre-made chips at stores in the UK, you could make your own fairly easily. I use pita bread, cut it in triangles, spary with olive oil, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake it for a few minutes. I’ve also used flour tortillas successfully.

    • jackie — July 4th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      just take flour tortillias cut them with a pizza cutter in triangles bake them @350 for about 8-10 mins. on a stone..and then sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar..wa la you have s&c crisps.

  5. Urban Wife — May 1, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I dare say fruit is *almost* as satisfying as a cupcake.

  6. This is such a clever idea and such a great new way to use all of the wonderful berries we have during the spring and summer!

  7. Debby Pucci — May 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

    What a great summer treat! Thank you.

  8. Allison — May 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Making it this week! Yum!

  9. I love this salsa! I really love fruit and this will be so perfect for just eating by the spoonful! I’m going to the Farmers market today, so I am going to pick up some kiwi!

  10. baker in disguise — May 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

    so simple and fresh.. perfect for summer!!

  11. Seriously one of my favorite “desserts” ever, and I’m a huge baker. Those cinnamon sugar pita chips on their own are an addiction for me, but adding the fruit salsa makes it unbelievable. We’ve even make “nachos” by loading them up with fruit salsa and drizzled with hot fudge sauce. ahhhhmazing.

    • Jamie — May 1st, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Oh man, that sounds incredible! I wish I had some salsa left! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      -Jamie

  12. ButtonsH — May 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Love the fruit salsa but I usually put on a tablespoon of maple syrup and it works really well with the fruit.
    Can’t wait for all the summer fruit to come in. YUM!

  13. deniselie — May 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I haven’t tried those pita chips. I will be on the lookout for them though! Ususally I make the flour tortillas, lightly buttered and dusted, generously, with cinn and sug mix. Cut into wedges and bake. Yum. There is a good Allrecipes listing for another fruit salsa recipe that is delish as well !

  14. Paula — May 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    What a wonderful dessert idea. Love the idea of the added cinnamon and sugar pita chips (which I’ve never heard of before by the way). I think I lead a very sheltered culinary life ;)

  15. Maria — May 1, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I love making and eating fruit salsa:) Great snack!

  16. Shoba Shrinivasan — May 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Oh my, these look so adorable. I loved the freshness of these summer berries and the little garnish on top! WIth cinnamon sugar pitas they would be super awesome! YUM!

    Shobha

  17. Those Stacy’s Cinnamon and Sugar Pita Chips are insanely good, great idea to pair them with the fruit salsa!

  18. I adore fruit salsa and yours is gorgeous!

  19. TidyMom — May 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

    This will so work with my recent fruit craving!! looks delicious Jamie

  20. Michele N — May 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I found this via TidyMom and it looks wonderful. I’ve made one for years from Pampered Chef that is apples, strawberries & kiwi with apple butter and a little OJ concentrate. We always make cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, which you can spray the tortillas with water & then sprinkle on the cinn/sugar, they’re lighter that way & no added oil and turn out wonderful.

  21. Great salsa recipe! I should so make this for my next girls’ night and serve it with some cinnamon sugar tortilla chips… Yum!

  22. Kira — May 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    This looks absolutely divine…but where’s the recipe for those mexican chocolate cupcakes?

  23. Ann P. — May 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I would love to be at any potluck where this is served as the dessert! Looks delicious, and so appropriate for spring!

  24. Kristen — May 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    This has spring and summer written all over it! I love a good fruit salsa. Yum!

  25. Lauren — May 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    A great way to get a little extra fruit in the ol’ diet! Gorgeous!

  26. Chels — May 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Honestly, this is like a pregnant woman’s dream fruit cocktail dessert right here! I love this!

  27. Sarah — July 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    This Fruit Salsa looks delicious!! All the colors in the bowl look amazing. I love the fruit pieces you’ve included in it, eapecially the raspberries. Thanks for another keeper! I had featured u in the post of Top 7 Super Yummy Fruit Recipes on AllFreshRecipes, i’ll pay close attention to ur recipes!

    • Jamie — August 19th, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Sarah,

      Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

      Jamie

  28. Hedi — September 29, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I love cupcakes and chocolate .But I love cream cake best.I hope to see more recipes.

    • Jamie — September 29th, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      -Jamie

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