Serve up fresh fruit in a fun new form with this easy Fruit Salsa recipe. It’s great with fish tacos or chips, and is a perfect way to introduce littles to salsa. You can even vary the recipe to use their favorite fruit!
I’m surprised that it took me so long to think to do this, but since both of my kids are hit or miss on salsa, I thought they might like this sweeter version. With a range of fruit and some mild veggies, this is a nice way to offer up a lot of nutrition in a fun way that kids and adults can enjoy. Plus, it’s so fresh that it instantly elevates fish, chicken, and even chips to an ideal warm weather dish.
Easy Fruit Salsa Recipe
I love this recipe because you don’t need any special spices or kitchen tools to make it. All you need is produce, a knife and a cutting board!
Tropical Fruit Salsa
One of my daughter’s loves mango, so I like to include it here. The tropical fruits also pair really well with fish, chicken, and chips—which this fruit salsa is perfect for—so they’re a nice addition.
Ingredients in Fruit Salsa
To make this fruit salsa recipe you’ll need these ingredients:
- yellow tomatoes
- fresh lime juice
You’ll want to use fresh fruit and fresh lime juice if you can for the best flavor and texture. And if you don’t happen to have cumin, you can simply leave it out.
How to Make Fruit Salsa Step-by-Step
This fruit salsa is so easy to make. To start, you’ll want to choose your fruit. I like to use mango, strawberries, and kiwi paired with yellow cherry tomatoes—which tend to be sweeter than red ones—and cucumber for a little crunch. Dice the fruit into small, mostly uniform pieces.
Add the fruit and veggies to a medium bowl and stir together. Add in the lime juice and cumin if using and stir gently. You’re done!
What should I serve this fruit salsa with?
This fruit salsa pairs really well with fish, chicken, and chips. I prefer plantain chips for younger kids since they tend to be less sharp than tortilla chips, but use your discretion.
Can I make this fruit salsa ahead?
It’s really best served and eaten within two hours of making it. If you want to make it ahead, I’d recommend using mango and strawberries but skipping the kiwi—the kiwi will start to get a little mushy if it sits in the lime juice any longer.
Fruit Salsa with Fish Tacos
One of my favorite easy dinners is fish tacos made with frozen fish sticks. I like the Ian’s brand of gluten-free fish sticks which have a nice flavor and texture. Then, warm up some tortillas and serve with the fruit salsa. It’s fresh and light and is such an easy way to serve up something I often think of as a difficult recipe to make at home!
(My kids like to eat them deconstructed as shown above. Particularly when they’re on the Pooh plate!)
Tips for Making the Best Fruit Salsa
- Dice the fruit to be a similar size and fairly small so the pieces are easy to pick up with a chip.
- Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
- Use fresh fruit for the best flavor and texture
- Add a little diced red onion if the kids are fans.
- Sprinkle with cilantro if you or the kids like the taste.
- Skip the cumin if you don’t happen to have any on hand.
I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe so please comment below with feedback!Print
You can vary the berries in this recipe by subbing in blueberries for the strawberries if desired. And change the color of tomato if that matters to your kids.
- 1 medium mango, peeled and diced
- 4–6 medium strawberries, destemmed and diced
- 1 small kiwi, peeled and diced
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 4–6 yellow tomatoes, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Dash cumin
- Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir gently. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve with pita chips, plantain chips, fish tacos, bean tacos or another favorite dipper.
Dice the fruit to be a similar size and fairly small so the pieces are easy to pick up with a chip.
Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
Use fresh fruit for the best flavor and texture
Add a little diced red onion if the kids are fans.
Sprinkle with cilantro if you or the kids like the taste.
Skip the cumin if you don’t happen to have any on hand.