A fresh fruit salsa is a fun dessert for summertime! This blend is sweet and tart, and perfect with crunchy cinnamon crackers for dipping. A blend of apples, berries, and mango make this a sweet and colorful treat.
There’s nothing like waiting for the summer months to enjoy the very best berries. Strawberries just taste better when they’re in season, don’t they?
Once you have delicious strawberries available, that’s the time to make this easy fresh fruit salsa.
I love this easy summer dessert/appetizer. It’s full of summer flavor, and bursting with the goodness of lots of fresh fruit.
This fruit salsa can be made in a jiffy! It’s just perfect for a last minute summer party or barbecue. Whether you serve it as an appetizer or as a light dessert, I know you’re going to love this simple recipe.
- Fruit – I used strawberries, apples, and mangoes, and loved that flavor combination. But, you could really use almost any fruit in this recipe. If you don’t like mango, add pineapple. Out of strawberries? Try a different berry. This is a very versatile recipe.
- Sugar – The amount and type of sugar can be adjusted based on the sweetness of the fruit and your own personal preference. You could also do a natural sweetener like honey or agave syrup instead.
Step by Step Instructions
- Finely chop the strawberries and place in a bowl. Be sure to cut the fruit as small as possible. It’s easier to dip things into this salsa if the fruit is finely chopped.
- Add the chopped mangoes.
- Add the diced apple. I used Fuji apples, but you could use a different variety if you prefer. If you use a tart apple like Granny Smith, you may need to adjust the amount of sugar.
- Add the sugar and lemon juice and stir well.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve this with your choice of crackers. We like homemade gluten free crackers, but graham crackers would also work.
This is a sweeter fruit salsa, and doesn’t have any spice. It’s more of a dessert recipe. I like to serve this with my cinnamon sugar oatmeal crackers (you’ll want to double the recipe). You could make cinnamon sugar tortillas if you’re able to eat wheat – those would be another good option for dipping.
I haven’t tried to keep this for more than a couple of days – we eat it right up! If you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it should stay fresh for about 3 days.
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Easy Fresh Fruit Salsa.
- 16 ounces strawberries finely chopped
- 1 Fuji apple finely chopped
- 2 mangoes peeled and diced
- ¼ cup sugar more if needed
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice or lime juice
- Place the chopped fruits in a bowl. The smaller you cut the fruit, the better. It's easier to dip crackers into this salsa if it is very finely chopped.
- Add the lemon juice and the sugar, stir well.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with cinnamon oatmeal crackers or cinnamon sugar tortillas.