Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jill's Fruit Salsa

My cousin Jill is due annnny day now with baby #2. Already a fantastic mom to sweet baby boy I (okay, technically a toddler, but we've been calling him "Baby I" for nearly two years now, and habits are hard to break), Jill can't wait to meet her new little baby girl or boy.

Jill has earned the title "salsa queen" in my book. Last year she gave me the amazing Watermelon Salsa recipe I eat by the cupful. Honestly, if you haven't tried it, you must.

This year she shared a new take on a fruit salsa. This dessert-ish salsa is served with cinnamon sugar tortilla triangles (or buy cinnamon sugar pita chips) and is fairly addictive. You've been warned.

Jill's Fruit Salsa

2 medium green apples, such as Granny Smith
2 cups+ strawberries, cleaned and stemmed
1-2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
zest and juice of one orange
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple jelly

Core and slice the apple, but do not peel. Cut into slices.

Combine the apple, strawberries and kiwi and either chop with a food chopper (you know, the ones you press up and down on a counter to dice and chop food) -OR- finely dice the fruit.

Place the diced fruit in a bowl. Add the orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar and apple jelly. Stir well until the apple jelly is fully incorporated.

Best if chilled for 1-2 hours before serving, or overnight.

Makes about 3 cups salsa.

Life is sweet,

1 comment:

JerseyBaby said...

That looks good! I just finished a bowl of watermelon gazpacho for lunch, by the way.