Melissa's Cuisine: Fruit Salsa

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fruit Salsa

Avocados, mangoes, strawberries and a kick from jalapenos, this fresh fruit salsa is the perfect topping for your grilled meat this season!
Melissa's Cuisine: Fruit Salsa
Spring is my favorite time of year.  Like many others, I was wondering if we would ever see Spring here in Michigan this year.  Thankfully though, it has arrived.  I am loving the weather and the ability to be outside enjoying it!  On Saturday, Summer and I were able to sit outside and play for a while.  It was the first time we've been able to do that.

The warmer weather is amazing and with it comes an abundance of delicious fruits.  I love fruit and eat it year round, but nothing beats fresh in-season fruit.  I'm trying to incorporate more whole foods into my daily diet, and fruit and vegetables make up a large portion of what I eat.
Melissa's Cuisine: Fruit Salsa
This fresh Fruit Salsa is a versatile recipe: it can be eaten plain, on top of grilled chicken, steak or fish, and it's delicious as a salad topping.  I used my handy Vidalia Chop Wizard to cut up the avocado, mango, and strawberries for this dish.  I love how much time it saves me and that the fruit pieces are fairly uniform.  I had originally planned to use pineapple with the strawberries and avocado, but then I saw a mango and decided to go that route instead.  I think either would be delicious.  The orange juice and lime juice give an extra boost of flavor to this salsa, and the diced jalapeno gives it just enough kick.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.  I think it would make a great addition to any summer cookout!
Melissa's Cuisine: Fruit Salsa
Fruit Salsa

Ingredients:
1 avocado
1 mango
1 quart strawberries
1 small jalapeno pepper
2 Tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro

1.  Cut up avocado, mango, and strawberries into bite-sized pieces.

2.  Remove membrane and seeds from the jalapeno and cut into small pieces.

3.  Drizzle orange juice and lime juice over the fruit and jalapeno.

4.  Sprinkle with cilantro and gently stir.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Inspired by: The Foodie Bride

For tips and tricks on choosing, preparing, and storing your fruits, check out this great posts:
Avocados
Mangoes
Strawberries

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4 comments:

  1. I love fruit salsa and this looks so gooood! love the twist with the added spicy flavors! Good stuff that I am checking out from Pin it Thursday! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  2. Your fruit Salsa looks fabulous, great for summertime menus. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. This looks wonderful! I'm pinning this to try later. Thanks for sharing!

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