Here’s a great idea when you have a few odd pieces of fruit to use up. You can make fruit salsa with just about any fruit you have and it’s so versatile that you can make it a different way each time and it will still be fabulous!
First thing you need to do is dice whatever fruit you have into small pieces. I use a hand chopper for this, but you can always use your favorite knife to do the trick. You can use fresh or frozen fruit, it really doesn’t matter.
Here’s a tip: If you’re going to use bananas in the salsa (or even in fruit salad), stir the banana pieces into some orange juice to keep it from browning…
After you have all of your fruit diced and mixed together, add a teaspoon of your favorite jam or marmalade. At this stage, you can also add a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a squirt of some fruit juice. I also like to grate some fresh citrus rind into the mix. The possibilities are endless.
When I make fruit salsa, homemade cinnamon/sugar tortilla chips go hand-in-hand. These are super easy as well. Stack several tortillas (I used whole wheat) and cut them into wedges with a pizza cutter. Then spread them out on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Lay the tortilla wedges in a single layer and spray again with cooking spray. Sprinkle on cinnamon sugar and put in a 325 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven when crisp. Serve with the salsa.
And that’s all there is to it! A healthy, colorful and good-for-you snack that helps you clean out the refrigerator (or freezer). I’m so excited that there’s leftovers for tomorrow!