Fruit Salsa

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This easy fruit salsa is a sweet summer salsa recipe bursting with fresh berries. Customize this appetizer with your favorite fruit, and serve it with cinnamon chips at your next cookout.

With its bright combination of red and blue berries, this fruit salsa is one of my go-to red, white, and blue desserts for the 4th of July. It’s right up there with my patriotic fruit skewers!

Fruit salsa in a white ceramic serving bowl with two handles, surrounded by cinnamon chips.

 

Fresh fruit salsa is a quick and easy summer appetizer bursting with seasonal berries and sweet fruit preserves. It’s a bit like the dessert dip version of my berry fruit salad, made with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Serve it with crunchy homemade cinnamon tortilla chips, and it’s a summer snack perfect for parties and gatherings. I’ll definitely be making this for the 4th of July. Not only are the colors on theme, but the juicy fruit flavors are so refreshing! 

Why You’ll Love This Easy Fruit Salsa Recipe

  • Ready in 10 minutes. It takes seconds to mix everything together, and then it’s a matter of letting your fruit salsa rest and marinate for 10 minutes. There’s no cooking or chilling needed.
  • Homemade cinnamon chips. I make a dessert version of my homemade tortilla chips dressed with cinnamon sugar for dipping. It’s fast and easy!
  • Use any fruit. You can make a bowl of fruit salsa with just about any fruit you have on hand. This recipe uses juicy summer berries, but I share a few other ideas, like peach or mango salsa, that you can try.
  • Party-ready. I love the idea of a bowl of red, white, and blue fruit salsa for the 4th of July! But this fresh and zesty appetizer is just as delicious to serve at any summer gathering. Picnics, potlucks, or your next BBQ– this salsa has you covered.
Ingredients for fruit salsa.

What Is Fruit Salsa Made Of?

For this recipe, I use mixed fresh berries. As mentioned, this sweet salsa works with just about any fruit. Below are some quick notes. You’ll find a printable ingredients list in the recipe card after the post.

  • Fresh Berries – I use fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. You’ll need to wash the berries and hull the strawberries beforehand.
  • Apple – Peeled with the core removed. You can use any variety of apples you’d like.
  • Fruit Preserves – Either strawberry or raspberry fruit preserves work well here. I’ll also sometimes use homemade mixed berry jam.

How to Make Fruit Salsa

This zesty fresh fruit salsa couldn’t be easier to make. After you’ve washed the fruit well, dice everything up into small pieces. Add the chopped fruit to a bowl, and toss with the fruit preserves. Let the salsa rest for a few minutes, then serve!

Cinnamon tortilla chips coated with cinnamon sugar on a baking sheet.

Easy Baked Cinnamon Chips

While the salsa rests, I like to whip up a batch of crispy cinnamon tortilla chips for dipping. To make them, simply slice a few flour tortillas into triangles, spray the triangles with cooking spray, and give them a generous sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake in a 400ºF oven for about 10 minutes, until crispy. These sweet cinnamon crisps are perfect for scooping!

Fruit salsa in a white ceramic serving bowl with two handles, surrounded by cinnamon chips.

More Ways to Serve Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is such a refreshing summer appetizer. I like to serve it at cookouts and picnics alongside cucumber sandwiches and potato salad. When we’re not devouring it by the bowlful with cinnamon tortilla crisps, this sweet salsa makes a tasty garnish for everything from pancakes and waffles to French toast. For dessert, spoon this salsa over ice cream or cheesecake with a side of dessert wontons. Don’t forget a swirl of whipped cream!

Pro Tip

Best served the day it’s made as the fruit salsa gets watery after 5-6 hours.

Fruit salsa in a white ceramic serving bowl with two handles, surrounded by cinnamon chips.

Recipe Variations

Homemade fruit salsa is very versatile. Have fun mixing and matching the fruit that you use depending on what’s in season! Here are some ideas.

  • Tropical. Use diced mango or pineapple for a tropical twist. You might also love this grilled pineapple salsa recipe.
  • Peaches. Replace the berries with fresh diced peaches to make peach salsa. You can also use another stone fruit, like cherries, plums, or nectarines.
  • Melon. Finely chopped watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew gives this recipe an extra refreshing twist.
  • Fresh herbs. Sprinkle in fresh mint, basil, or cilantro for even more flavor and a pop of green.
Fruit salsa in a white ceramic serving bowl with two handles, with cinnamon chips in the background.

Can I Make This Salsa Ahead?

Fruit salsa is best enjoyed on the day that it’s made. After a few hours, the fruit begins to release juices that make the salsa watery. Luckily, it’s so quick to prepare, that you can whip up a fresh batch anytime!

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Fruit salsa in a white ceramic serving bowl with two handles, surrounded by cinnamon chips.
5 from 4 votes

Fruit Salsa

By Erin
This fresh fruit salsa is a sweet salsa recipe bursting with summer berries. Serve it with cinnamon chips for a light and easy snack!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cinnamon Chips (Optional): 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled
  • 1 red apple, peeled and cored
  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 3 Tablespoons strawberry preserves, or raspberry

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips (Optional)

  • 5 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Wash and dice up all the fruit into about the same sized pieces.
  • Toss the fruit together in a bowl with the fruit preserves until well combined.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

For the Cinnamon Chips:

  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
  • Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the tortillas into triangles (slice like you would a pizza).
  • Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Spray with non-stick spray and sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the tortillas.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes until they are crispy. Remove and let cool.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is for the fruit salsa only, without chips for serving.
  • Make ahead: Best served the day it’s made as the fruit salsa gets watery after 5-6 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cinnamon Chips (Optional): 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dip Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 67
Keyword: fruit salsa, fruit salsa recipe
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    There’s so much summer flavor in this, and it’s so easy to make, too. This is my new go-to. I made it last night in just a few minutes.

  2. 5 stars
    The combination of the juicy fruit and the crispy, slightly sweet chips was irresistible. It’s super easy to prepare, making it ideal for a quick snack or a party appetizer. This sweet salsa is definitely a new favorite for summer gatherings!