For more information, contact the author – Ann Fenton, Extension Educator for Nebraska Extension in Pierce County.
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:
|Winter Fruit||Spring Fruit||Summer Fruit||Fall Fruit|
Source: USDA's Seasonal Produce Guide
Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps
- 4 strawberries
- ½ banana
- 1 apple
- 1 kiwi
- 1/8 cup orange juice
- 2 Tablespoon sugar, divided
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 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 with fruit salsa
Makes 4 servings (1/4 cup salsa and ½ tortilla). Each serving contains 160 calories, 2.5 g fat, 220 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate and 2 g fiber. Recipe adapted from Fast Foods, Nebraska Extension 4-H Curriculum, 4H5000.
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