Mojito Fresh Fruit Salsa with Honey Lime Crisps
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Make your next party or gathering fun and festive by mixing up a batch of Mojito Fruit Salsa. This sweet and tangy mélange combines apple, melon and kiwi, brightened up with fresh lime and mint.
A touch of optional rum gives the salsa an extra taste of the tropical. Serve mojito fruit salsa with honey lime crisps for a refreshing and irresistible party snack, or as a condiment along with fish, chicken or pork!
Mojito Fresh Fruit Salsa
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Prepping Fruit for Fruit Salsa
Prepping the fruit is super easy:
- Core the apples and pears.
- Peel the kiwi and melon.
- Dice everything into uniform bits.
- Combine with the sugar, lime and rum and refrigerate.
For an alcohol-free version, you can substitute rum extract. Fresh lemon juice and zest can also be used instead of lime, and honey could be used instead of sugar.
Other Fruits to Add
Any fresh ripe fruit or berry could be used in this salsa. You can’t go wrong as long as the fruit is firm and sweet.
Here are some variations that are sure to please.
- Shredded coconut
What Goes With Fruit Salsa?
Mojito salsa with fresh fruit is an excellent party dip with tangy lime corn chips, or crispy cinnamon tortillas. Alternatively, you can prepare it as a condiment to add some pizzazz to a simple meat or fish entree. Try it with baked salmon, roasted ham or pork tenderloin.
How Long Will It Last?
This is one of those recipes that’s best consumed on the same day you make it. The lime juice will help prevent the cut apples and pears from quickly browning, but not for more than a day. Pack it into a tightly covered container, refrigerate for at least a couple hours, and plan to serve it ice cold within a day.
Can Fruit Salsa Be Frozen?
Yes, you can freeze this salsa, although for optimal texture it’s not recommended. Fresh fruit and veggies turn to mush when they thaw. If you do want to freeze your fruit salsa, plan on thawing it only slightly and serving when there are still ice crystals in it. It will still be tasty and refreshing.
Other Fresh Appetizers To Try!
Fruit Kabobs with Chocolate Drizzle – so fresh and easy to make.
Grilled Corn Guacamole – delicious as a condiment or dip!
Texas Caviar – the perfect party appetizer.
Strawberry Fruit Dip – so easy!
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms – so zesty and creamy!
A touch of optional rum gives this Mojito Fruit Salsa a fun and festive tropical flair. Serve it with honey lime crisps for a refreshing and irresistible party snack.
- 8 flour tortillas 10"
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 granny smith apples chopped
- 2 pears chopped
- 1 lime juiced & zested
- 3 cups finely diced honeydew melon
- 1 1/2 cups diced kiwi about 5
- 3-4 Tablespoons chopped mint
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 Tablespoons rum optional
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine butter, lime juice & honey and brush on tortillas.
Stack 4 tortillas at a time and using a pizza cutter, cut tortillas into 12 wedges. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 7-9 minutes or until crisp.
- Place apple & pear in a large bowl. Add juice from 1/2 lime and toss to combine.
- Finely chop melon & kiwi and slice grapes. Gently combine all ingredients. Allow to sit at room temperature at least 15 minutes before serving.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)