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FRUIT SALSA {Cinnamon Bourbon Pita Chips}

Fruit salsa is a fresh and flavorful summer appetizer dip. This recipe is healthy and super easy to make and perfect for summer gatherings, picnics, potlucks, or cookouts!

bowl of fruit salsa

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FRUIT SALSA

Loaded with fresh fruit like juicy cantaloupe, tart pineapple, fresh strawberries, kiwi, and refreshing mint! Dig into this easy fruit salsa recipe with homemade cinnamon chips made from pita bread and a hint of bourbon.

Fruit Salsa is a quick dessert that eats like a dip. Pair it with the bourbon hinted cinnamon sugar pita chips and nobody can resist. It’s even great served with a dollop of whipped cream or on ice cream.

TRUST ME when I say it will be the first thing gone at every party!

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cantaloupe with fruit in it

INGREDIENTS FOR FRUIT SALSA

  • cantaloupe
  • strawberries
  • kiwi
  • pineapple
  • fresh mint
  • pita bread for cinnamon sugar chips

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cantaloupe with fruit in it

HOW TO MAKE FRUIT SALSA

ONE: Trim and dice all the fruit into similar sizes. Mix together with chopped mint leaves in a large bowl. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

TWO: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Make the pita chips by cutting each pita bread into 6 wedges. Brush with olive oil.

THREE: Sprinkle each wedge with bourbon sugar. Bake for 7 minutes or until crispy. Serve with fruit salsa.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

cantaloupe with fruit in it

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I MAKE THIS?

Once you dice the fruit so small it will start to release its juices and will get watery. I wouldn’t make this more than 2 days in advance. And you might have to drain off any excess juices that accumulate during storage.

CAN I FREEZE FRUIT SALSA?

I don not recommend freezing your fruit salsa. When you freeze fruit it breaks the structure and the fruit releases all its water. If you freeze this it will be mush when you thaw it.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR ALLERGIES?

Of course you can! I just keep notes of the total amounts of fruit and then use what I have. If I can’t find good strawberries I would just add more of something else.

CAN I USE ANOTHER HERB BESIDES MINT?

I haven’t found one that I like as much I love the mint, but feel free to experiment with herbs that you know you like.

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cantaloupe with fruit in it

This fruit salsa is a great twist on regular tomato or other vegetable salsa. Light and refreshing, it’s perfect for a day outside. Great for a bridal or baby shower – you know that wedding season is coming up!

EASY APPETIZERS TO TRY!

Salsa in a cantalope with chips in a white bowl

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Bourbon Sugar Pita Chips

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Salsa doesn't have to have tomatoes in it! Try this refreshing fruit salsa with cantaloupe, pineapple, fresh strawberries, kiwi, and mint! Enjoy it as an appetizer or a fun dessert for kids of all ages! Dip into it with these crispy pita chips lightly dusted with cinnamon and sugar with a hint of bourbon.

Ingredients

For the Salsa

  • 1 cup fresh cantaloupe (diced small)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (diced small)
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple (diced small)
  • 1 cup fresh kiwi (diced small)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves (chopped small)

For the Pita Chips

  • 4 whole pitas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar (turbinado or brown)
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

Instructions

Make the Cinnamon Bourbon Pita Chips

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Slice pitas into wedges like you are cutting a pizza. I got 6 wedges out of each one.
  3. Brush all the wedges with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Mix the bourbon with the sugar and let sit for a minute.
  6. Sprinkle the bourbon sugar on the wedges.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes or until crispy and slightly browned. Watch them carefully as you don't want them to burn.
  8. Remove when finished and let cool.

Make the fruit salsa

  1. Mix all your fruit together in a bowl and add the mint.
  2. Serve with the salsa!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Bam's Kitchen

Sunday 10th of April 2016

What a fun and refreshing appetizer. I love that you served it right in the cantaloupe. What a fun idea and healthy.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 25th of April 2016

No need to dirty another dish right?

amindfullmom

Thursday 7th of April 2016

Bourbon pita chips--you are killing me girl! These look incredible!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 25th of April 2016

Needed something to entice my hubby to eat healthy!

Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

Thursday 7th of April 2016

I'm a sucker for sweet dips, and I love everything about this - the bowl, the chips, the presentation! Yum!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 25th of April 2016

Thanks Chrisy!! I had half left so I just threw it in there so I wouldn't dirty another dish for the pics!

Manila Spoon

Wednesday 6th of April 2016

Love your food styling and presentation and this fruit salsa is summer-perfect and delicious!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 25th of April 2016

Thanks so much!!

Jill Silverman Hough

Wednesday 6th of April 2016

I bet this salsa would be great on grilled chicken or fish, too! And what a great idea to serve it in a cantaloupe bowl!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 25th of April 2016

I was thinking that too after I ate the whole bowl:)

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