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 Tablespoon sugar, divided
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 (8-inch) tortillas
- Cooking spray
- Wash hands with soap and water. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Gently rub produce under cold running water. Peel and core the kiwi. 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.
- Cut each tortilla into 8 pieces. Arrange on a baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
- Combine remaining 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle over tortillas slices.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes until slightly browned.
- Serve cinnamon crisps with fruit salsa.
- Serving Size (1/4 cup salsa and 1/2 tortilla):
- Calories 160
- Total Fat 2.5g
- Sodium 220mg
- Total Carbohydrates 32g
- Fiber 2g
Recipe adapted from Fast Foods, Nebraska Extension 4-H Curriculum, 4H5000.
Seasonal Produce Guide, United States Department of Agriculture