While I’ve definitely been showing the blueberry some love lately, I’ve actually been going through a phase with other fruits as well. Strawberries, apples, grapes, bananas – I’ve been craving them all. Years ago when my husband and I were on our honeymoon we had brunch at a small little cafe in downtown Waikiki. I had the most amazing french toast but even better was a fruit salsa they served with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. They used fresh, in season fruits from the island and it was so unbelievably delicious that I licked the bowl clean! So what better way to indulge my fruit craving than with some homemade fruit salsa? My daughter had a friend over to play and they both had this for an afternoon snack and loved it too. This is a great dish to make for a potluck or get together. You can easily customize it to your tastes and use the fresh seasonal fruits that are available in your area. Enjoy!
For the fruit salsa:
- 1 pound strawberries, tops removed and diced
- 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
- 1/2 pint blueberries
- 1 apple (a sweet variety like fuji, honey crisp or gala works well), cored and diced
- additional fresh fruit of your choice
- 3 tbsp fruit juice sweetened jelly or jam of your choice (I used Crofter’s Organic Strawberry Just Fruit Spread)
- 1 tbsp raw honey (optional)
For the cinnamon sugar tortilla chips:
- tortilla chips of your choice (a firmer chip works better)
- raw coconut crystals
- olive oil mister
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
- In a small container mix together the cinnamon and coconut crystals. The ratio is really up to you. I usually do about 2 tbsp of coconut crystals and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
- Spread a single layer of tortilla chips out on a baking sheet and using an olive oil mister, lightly spray the chips with olive oil.
- Lightly sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the tortilla chips. You want only a light dusting on the chips.
- Place in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the chips cool completely before serving.
- In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients for the fruit salsa. Serve immediately with your cinnamon sugar tortilla chips and enjoy!
Makes approximately 2 cups of fruit salsa.
Nutritional info will very greatly depending on what fruit is used.
The fruit salsa is best when served fresh. You can refrigerator the leftovers, the fruit will brown slightly but still taste just as good!