Sweet and healthy at the same time, this fruit salsa is made with fresh fruit and scooped up with a crunchy homemade pita chip.
We’ve officially been back from Ireland for 4 days and I’m just now starting to get back to my normal sleep schedule. Last night (on a Saturday) I binged Gilmore Girls and went to sleep at 10pm then woke up at 6am and couldn’t fall back asleep so I made a smoothie bowl and got the day started early.
Lucky for me that’s my work week sleep schedule so I’m hoping I can just stick to 10-6 sleep wise and call it a day. Zach on the other hand was back for a day and left for a bachelor party all weekend. Needless to say, he’s already in bed.
I have mixed emotions about having a full week back to work starting tomorrow. It’s going to be so nice to be back in a routine of working out and eating healthy BUT I can’t say Ireland wasn’t way better. There’s just nothing like it! Stay tuned this week for the full run down on our trip!
In the meantime, let’s chat about this healthy fruit salsa. It’s meant to be eaten as a sweet appetizer or a finishing touch to a get together as a lightened-up dessert, but I made it and took it over to my friend’s house for a girls night!
We went to dinner and grabbed a glass of wine then headed back to my friend’s house to relax in her hot tub and snack on this yummy fruit salsa. They were so impressed with how delicious (and healthy!) it was they wanted to know the recipe asap.
How to Make Fruit Salsa:
Fruit salsa is really simple to make! You pick out the fruit, chop and peel it as needed then mix it together with lemon juice and honey in a large bowl. Serve within two hours for the best result.
Here are my four favorite fruits for fruit salsa! And the ones we’re using in the recipe today:
- Strawberries in fruit salsa are a must in my book. They add so much color and flavor. The the main ingredient in this fruit salsa recipe, which is why it called for the most.
- Kiwi is also a colorful addition tot he dish. Peel the outsides with a knife and chop finely for a gorgeous green hue in your sweet fruit salsa.
- Mango is a hidden gem here! I absolutely love mango. It’s my favorite fruit next to watermelon and it adds a delicious tropical flavor to this fruit salsa.
- Peaches are the last fruit happening here. They’re just so yummy and the combo of them with the rest of the fruit makes it just perfect.
Once you peel, dice and mix all of these together I like bring the whole dish together with a little lemon juice and honey! The lemon juice keeps the fresh fruit bright and colorful and adds a citrus note while the honey brings out the natural sweetness in the rest of the fruit.
If you’re wondering what to serve with fruit salsa, don’t worry these homemade backed cinnamon sugar pita chips are the perfect addition for scooping up all that healthy fruit. Just cut the pita into triangles and spray them with coconut oil cooking spray. If you have avocado oil spray that will work well too. If you don’t have either you can melt coconut oil to coat the pita too.
Dunk them in a cinnamon sugar mixture and place them evenly on the baking sheet. You’re going to flip the pita chips half way through the baking to make sure they bake evenly.
If you’re crunched on time you can definitely buy the Stacey’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips to go with this healthy fruit salsa. Granted, they aren’t nearly as healthy as homemade baked ones but they are so good. One of my guilty pleasures! So if you don’t have time to make the chips that’s a great back up. You’re still being half healthy, right? Moderation.
If you’re looking for a light and healthy summer dessert recipe this is it! No turning on the hot oven, just a little chopping and you’ve got a healthy fruit salsa to jazz up your patio-sitting, bon-firing, sunset-watching summer.
Hope you’re all having the best June! 💃🏽
- healthy fruit salsa
- 2 peaches peeled and diced
- 1 mango peeled, cored and diced
- 4 kiwis peeled and diced
- 1 16 oz pkg. strawberries, hulled and diced
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- cinnamon sugar baked pita chips
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar Coupons
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 large whole wheat pita chips
- coconut oil cooking spray
To make the fruit salsa, peel and chop all of the fruit in small pieces. Combine fruit in a large bowl and stir to combine.
In a small bowl, add the lemon juice and honey and mix well. Pour over fruit and mix to combine. Place in the refrigerator while you make the pita chips. (You'll add the basil right before serving)
To make the pita chips, preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
Cut the pita into 8th to form small triangles. Spray each side of the pita with the coconut oil cooking spray and dip both sides into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Lay on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all of the pita is done. Bake 8-10 minutes, turning the pita chips over halfway through for even baking. Allow to cool slightly.
Before serving, add the chopped basil and stir well.
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