Fruit salsa is always in season. While many fruits are available year round, some fruit is more seasonal. For instance, strawberries are best in spring and summer, while apples have varieties available all year round. Many fruits are imported, so the grocery store can carry them more often. However, for best flavor, think about what fruit is in season. By using a variety of fruit, you can always have a nutritious, delicious salsa that fits the season. Below are examples of seasonal fruit:
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- 4 strawberries
- ½ banana
- 1 apple
- 1 kiwi
- 2 Tablespoons orange juice
- 2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
- 2 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
- Cooking spray
- Wash hands with soap and water. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Cut each tortilla into 8 pieces. Arrange on a baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
- Combine ¾ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle over tortillas slices.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes until slightly browned.
- Gently rub produce under cold running water. Peel and core the kiwi. Core the apple. Dice the strawberry, apple, banana, and kiwi into ¼ inch pieces. Mix orange juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Toss with fruit. Chill.
- Serve cinnamon crisps with fruit salsa.
- Store leftover salsa in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Snack Crediting for Ages 3-5 in CACFP - Fruit, Grains
- Calories 170
- Total Fat 1.5g
- Saturated Fat 1g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 105mg
- Total Carbohydrates 38g
- Fiber 5g
- Total Sugars 23g, includes 12g Added Sugars
- Protein 2g
- Vitamin D 0%
- Calcium 2%
- Iron 6%
- Potassium 6%
Recipe adapted from Fast Foods, Nebraska Extension 4-H Curriculum, 4H5000.
Seasonal Produce Guide, United States Department of Agriculture