FESTIVE FRUIT SALSA WITH HOMEMADE CINNAMON CHIPS — Fresh berries and tart apples combine in this delicious fruit salsa that’s served with cinnamon and sugar coated tortilla chips. Perfect for any summer celebration!
If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious to add to your Independence Day menu, this Festive Fruit Salsa is just what you need.
The homemade cinnamon chips are really easy to make, but store-bought cinnamon and sugar pita chips are great too.
Of course, if you don’t need a red, white and blue themed salsa, you can add other fruit too–kiwis are one of my favorites in this recipe!
I really like green apples in this salsa, but any variety will work. In fact, if you use a red variety, you don’t even need to peel them.
The fruit does produce a lot of liquid if it sits for long, so I suggest making it shortly before serving. Or straining off some of the excess juices before serving.
Everyone loves having a fresh, healthier alternative like this fruit salsa at parties and celebrations. Which is probably why whenever I serve this salsa, it’s always one of the first things to disappear!
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Tips for Choosing and Storing Strawberries
Color: Strawberries don’t ripen once they’ve been picked, so look for bright red strawberries. Strawberries with too much yellow or green won’t taste as sweet. Fresh berries will also have fresh looking, green leaves.
Size doesn’t matter: Lot’s of things can affect the size of strawberries, from the type of berry to weather and growing conditions.
Smaller strawberries are sometimes sweeter, but larger berries are delicious too.
Storing: Store strawberries in the refrigerator, unless you’ll be eating them that day. Leave the stems on as long as possible, and don’t wash berries until you’re ready to use them.
Strawberries are like little sponges–once you get them wet, they’ll get mushy and spoil faster.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Festive Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Chips
- Produce: apples, blueberries, strawberries, oranges
- Brown sugar
- Strawberry jam
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- 2 cups diced strawberries
- 1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced
- Zest and juice of one small orange
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
- Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges. Arrange wedges in a single layer on 2 lightly greased baking sheets.
- Spray tortillas with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture (you may not use all of the cinnamon and sugar).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until tortillas are golden brown, rotating pans once halfway through cooking time. Cool completely.
- Gently toss the blueberries, diced strawberries and apples in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, stir together the orange juice and zest, brown sugar, strawberry jam and cinnamon. Pour over fruit and stir to coat well.
- Refrigerate until serving. Serve with cinnamon chips
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 14mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g Protein: 0g
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