Sweet and healthy at the same time, this fruit salsa is made with fresh fruit and scooped up with a crunchy homemade pita chip. Grab yourself some strawberries, mango, kiwi and and a big bowl and get ready to make this easy dessert!
Are you a fan of healthy desserts? If so, you're going to love this healthy fruit salsa! Not only is it packed with naturally sweet flavor, but it's so good for you too. With so much fresh fruit, you'll feel great any time you eat it.
It's great for a summer weekend treat or to take to a party with friends and family, like our summer fruit pizza. Bake your own homemade pita chips and this fruit salsa recipe will be a show stopper. It's meant to be eaten as a sweet appetizer or a finishing touch to a get together as a lightened-up dessert.
Ingredients for Healthy Fruit Salsa:
- Peaches that have been peeled and diced into tiny pieces
- Mango that has also been peeled and diced into tiny pieces
- Kiwi that's been scooped out and chopped
- Strawberries that are hulled and diced into tiny pieces
- Honey for a little extra natural sweetener
- Lemon juice to balance out the fruit and honey
- Basil or mint (optional) to add a fresh and earthy flavor. If you have extra, learn how to freeze basil for later.
If you want to make the homemade pita chips as well you'll need some pita, cinnamon and sugar!
Healthy fruit salsa Q&A:
What to put fruit salsa on?
If you don't want to eat this fruit salsa as an appetizer or shared dessert, you can definitely put it on top of savory dishes. It's really good on top of fish or as a side to tacos. You can swap the basil with cilantro for a Mexican flavor.
What do you eat fruit salsa with?
If you are serving this fruit salsa as an app, you're going to want to eat it with cinnamon sugar pita chips! I've included a recipe to make your own below or you can buy the Stacey's brand at the store.
How do you make cinnamon chips for fruit salsa?
Cut the pita into 8ths to form small triangles. Spray each side of the pita with the coconut oil cooking spray and dip both sides into a 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.
How long will fruit salsa last?
Cover your leftover fruit salsa in an air tight container and keep the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Can you freeze fruit salsa?
Yes, you can freeze fruit salsa. Cover it in an air tight container and place in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
Now that we've got all the questions answered, let's make this healthy fruit salsa!
How do you 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.
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 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. So if you don't have time to make the chips that's a great back up.
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.
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More healthy desserts:
- 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
- ¼ cup granulated sugar Coupons
- 1 teaspoon 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.