A Fruity, New Spin on Salsa

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Kelleigh Hogan

Fruit salsa is a delicious recipe that combines flavorful fruits together. This has always been a family recipe.

Kelleigh Hogan, Columnist

As favorite fruits begin to come in season, many people feel a craving for a sweet treat that’s healthy as well. Fruit salsa is a spin on the traditional, tomato-based dip. Enjoy spring’s treasures in this delicious, healthy alternative!

Ingredients:

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To make the salsa:

2 granny smith apples

1 valencia orange

2 kiwis

24 strawberries

2 tbsp. apple jelly

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To begin with, core and half the strawberries. Before cutting the strawberries, rinse them as well. Then, dice the strawberries and add them to the bowl. Make sure to add the juice from the strawberries as well; this provides the salsa with a lot of flavor.

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After that, peel, core, and chop the apples. Add the apples to the salsa.

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Zest the oranges, adding as much as orange flavor as you would like (I added about twenty strips). Cut the orange in half and set it aside.

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Cut or peel the outer layer of the kiwis. After that, dice the kiwis and add them to the bowl. If needed, chop the fruit to get finer pieces and texture more like salsa.

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Mix the fruit together and gradually add in apple jelly. After that, taste the salsa and decide if you would like to add orange juice. If so, squeeze orange juice into the mixture. If not, put it in a bowl or tupperware.

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Serve this alone or with cinnamon chips, graham crackers, or something you enjoy. Personalize it by adding superfoods (blueberries, mangos, and papaya) or one of your other favorite fruits. Savor this tangy and sweet dip throughout the spring and summer!