Healthy Fruit Salsa Dip

Easy fresh fruit salsa recipe is the perfect addition to a summer gathering. This mix of chopped apples, kiwi and strawberry fruits are lightly sweetened with brown sugar, fresh orange juice, and a jam. Use sugar free ingredients for a low carb appetizer!

A cinnamon tortilla chip dipped in a fruit salsa bowl.

Fruit Salsa

I shared this fruit salsa on The Foodie Affair’s Facebook page while I was visiting family in Nevada. It’s an appetizer that I have made so often that I have the recipe memorized.

This recipe is from a Pampered Chef cookbook that I purchased over 15 years ago! It came as a set with a hand chopper, which I happen to still have from one of the many parties I went to during those days.

Pampered Chef has cleverly created recipes that suggest what knives, serving dishes, and pre packaged spices you should use when making the recipe.

Such a brilliant marketing strategy!

The hand chopper definitely saves some time when making this salsa, and for some reason kids like to pound the lever and help chop.

Although you will find that a simple pairing knife works just as well when dicing up the fruit.

Ingredients for fruit salsa on a cutting board.

How To Make Fruit Salsa

This recipe is easy. Chop, add a sweetener and jam or jelly, mix and serve!

Ingredients Needed:

  • Fresh apples – Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala all work well
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries
  • Orange – get creative and use cara cara oranges! The juice is delicious.
  • Brown sugar or brown sugar alternative like brown monk fruit.
  • Jam or jelly – sugar free works great in this recipe.
  • Cinnamon tortilla chips or pita chips – I like to make them at home, but you can purchase them too.

How To Keep Apples From Turning Brown

Any citrus like orange, lemon, lime or pineapple juice will help prevent the freshly cut apples from oxidizing.

Fresh orange juice is added to this recipe. I also often brush some orange or lemon juice on the apple while cutting to get ahead of the oxidation process.

How Long Will Fruit Salsa Last?

This salsa doesn’t last long because it is always devoured when I serve it.

However, if you have leftovers, then store it in an airtight container and use within a couple of days.

Note that the fruit will continue to release its juice naturally, so you may wish to drain a bit before serving again.

Cinnamon tortilla chips with a dessert dip.

What To Serve With Fruit Salsa

I usually serve these with homemade cinnamon chips, but lately I’ve been buying pre-made cinnamon pita chips from Trader Joe’s.

Saves me some time when I’m on the go or entertaining and have other dishes to serve.

Feeling ambitious? How about making homemade Air Fryer Pita Chips or Cinnamon Tortilla Chips?

How To Make Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Homemade tortilla cinnamon chips are delicious and super easy to make. In fact, they are tasty on their own, so you might enjoy making these all year long.

First, prepare the cinnamon sugar by whisking together granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Next Brush melted butter on the tortillas and sprinkle cinnamon mix on each tortilla.

Now cut each tortilla into eighths. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.

Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.

Can This Be Made Low Carb?

Yes! These cinnamon chips can be made with low carb tortillas and the granulated sugar can be replaced with monk fruit.

In addition, use a sugar free brown sugar replacement to mix with the diced fruit and a sugar free sweetener jam.

This sugar free strawberry freezer jam or this homemade peach freezer jam are wonderful in this recipe to lower the carbohydrates in this recipe.

Fruit with cinnamon chips!
A blue green bowl of fresh fruit salsa.
Fruit Salsa with a cinnamon pita chip

Fruit Salsa Recipe

Fruity salsa can be served with homemade cinnamon chips or if you want to save some time, use any store bought version.
4.43 from 7 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit, fruit salsa recipe, salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Equipment

  • Hand chopper or pairing knife
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • rubber spatula 

Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples cored, peeled, diced
  • 1 Pint Strawberries hulled, diced
  • 2 Kiwis peeled, diced
  • Juice of one small orange
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of jelly I’ve used sugar-free apricot, strawberry, apple jelly

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

  • 4-6 tortillas – low carb works great.
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or monk fruit
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or cooking spray

Instructions

  • Prepare fruit: dice apples, kiwi, and strawberries and place in a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Add fresh squeezed orange juice, sweetener, and jam and gently fold the ingredients together. Let juices and flavors blend for a half hour before serving.
  • Serve with pita or cinnamon chips.

Cinnamon Chips

  • In a small bowl whisk together sweetener and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • With a pastry brush coat both sides of a tortilla with melted butter or spray with butter flavored cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle both sides of tortillas with prepared cinnamon mix.
  • Cut the tortillas into 8ths.
  • Place on two baking sheets separating each tortilla chip.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Notes

For a low carb version use a brown sugar alternative and sugar free jam or jelly. Also make cinnamon chips with low carb tortillas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

I snapped two pictures from my phone as we were enjoying this fruit salsa when I first made this recipe July, 2013. I have since (June, 2020) added additional photos and details on how to make cinnamon tortilla chips.

Easy fruit salsa recipe! This tasty appetizer is simple to make and always the first to go when served at a gathering. Lighten up the sugar content by making low carb tortilla cinnamon chips. #healthyrecipe #lowcarb
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12 Comments

  1. What a lovely Fruity Salsa.. My kids would love them for sure – rushing now to make some.

  2. This looks healthy, fresh and delicious! I love the cinnamon chips also. I can see why this is so popular as everyone would find it so easy to eat and enjoyable!! Cheers for sharing