This past week my oldest daughter made a fresh fruit salsa to take to school for a class party. Being a Pinterest queen, she found a recipe online and asked for my help putting it together the morning of the party.
I’m not going to lie. I was a little jealous seeing the finished product knowing I wasn’t going to get to enjoy it. She even made the comment, “We should’ve taken some pictures so you could’ve blogged this!”
“If you and your class like it we can make it again this weekend and blog about it,” I replied.
Turns out her class loved it! There weren’t any leftovers!
It also turns out there were tweaks my daughter wanted to make to our original attempt. She’s just like her Dad. She loves food and trying new things… and she’s always looking to add her own twist to recipes.
Tonight I let her take the lead and we made this fresh fruit salsa again with her modifications. Keep reading to see what we did!
Easy Fresh Fruit Salsa
2 green apples
1 lb strawberries
1 quarter of a cantaloupe
Cinnamon Sugar Chips
Wash, rinse, and dry the fruit. Now dice up the apples, cantaloupe, kiwis, and strawberries and place into a mixing bowl.
Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from one half on the diced fruit and stir to mix.
Zest the lemon and mix it in with the fruit. If you’re like me and don’t have a microplane to zest you can get the job done with a sharp knife. Take thin slices of the skin without cutting into the white pith. Then mince it up finely.
Do the same thing with the fresh mint leaves.
How much lemon zest and mint you use is up to you. We used the zest of an entire lemon and the leaves from 3 sprigs of mint.
Serve with cinnamon sugar chips.
This is more of a recipe idea. You can take it and make it your own!
Want it sweeter? Stir in some honey. Got blueberries or raspberries? Throw’em in. Not a fan of mint? No problem. Leave it out.
This is an easy dish that is really light. It would be perfect to take to a summer potluck or serve at a bridal or wedding shower.