This FRUIT SALSA RECIPE is a serious favorite in my house! My kids love it and ask for it often, and it’s always requested anytime we have a potluck. It’s simple to throw together, if you don’t mind doing a bit of chopping and it’s the perfect sweet but healthy treat.
I’ve been making my brown sugar cinnamon fruit salad for years and years. It’s always a hit with my family and friends, but you guys…I think there’s a new love around here.
It’s basically just fruit salad that’s been chopped more finely and, rather than eating it with a fork, you eat it with cinnamon sugar chips.
Everything is better with cinnamon sugar chips. 😉
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Fruit – I’ve listed the fruit I used in this recipe in the first step below, but you don’t have to use all those. Choose your own fruits for this recipe! It’s hard to go wrong here.
Sugar – You’ll be needing some brown sugar for this recipe to add a little extra sweetness to the fruit.
Jam – I use strawberry jam in this recipe. It adds more fruity flavor and helps hold everything together when scooping onto a pita chip!
Pita Chips – These cinnamon sugar chips are easy to make and are perfect for scooping up fruit salsa! See below for tips on how to make them yourself.
What We Love About This Recipe!
This is our favorite way to get some extra fruit in our diet. And even the kids enjoy this one! The fruit salsa pairs really well with cinnamon sugar pita chips. It’s a great recipe for gatherings, and it is quick and easy to make!
How to Make:
Fruit: To make this fruit salsa recipe, you’ll start by choosing your fruits. You can really mix and match to suit your own tastes, but I’ll give you the run down of what we normally go for:
Chop: Next up you’ll need to chop all of your fruit into very small pieces. Rinse the fruit well and peel any that need peeling and add all that to a mixing bowl after chopping it up.
We want small pieces so the fruit salsa can be easily scooped up by a chip. We love to use cinnamon sugar pita chips for this salsa. See below for some tips on how to make them!
Sauce: Stir in some strawberry jam and brown sugar to make it just a little sauce-y. The jam will add even more fruity flavor and will make scooping up the salsa with the pita chips a little easier.
Stir it up, cover, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until you’re ready to dig in!
Cinnamon Sugar Chips
You can purchase bags of cinnamon sugar pita chips, or you can make your own!
Pita bread and tortillas both make excellent chips! Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to slice into chips, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and bake for 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
A fruit salad is generally going to have larger pieces of fruit like whole grapes and is eaten on it’s own without pita chips. But otherwise there isn’t a whole lot of difference!
This fruit salsa will keep in the fridge for a few days, depending on how fresh your fruit was when you made the salsa.
Do keep in mind that fruit releases a bit of liquid and berries tend to get bruised up when mixed into dishes like this. We prefer to eat this the day it’s made, but we do eat the leftovers.
More fruity favorites!
Love fresh fruit? So do we! Here are a few of our other fruit recipes to try…
- Blackberry Cobbler
- Creamy Grape Salad
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Pineapple Pretzel Salad
- Snickers Apple Salad
- Chicken Salad with Grapes
- Apple Cobbler
- 1 pound strawberries
- 2 kiwi
- 8 ounces canned pineapple tidbits or freshly chopped pineapple
- 6 ounces raspberries
- 6 ounces blueberries
- 3 tablespoons strawberry jam
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Rinse all of the fruit well. Peel the kiwi.
- Chop everything into small uniform pieces.
- Add all of the fruit to a mixing bowl with the strawberry jam and brown sugar. Stir gently to combine.
- Cover tightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve with cinnamon sugar pita chips.