Why buy pre-made salsa when you can make it at home! Making your own salsa is a fun way to practice cooking as a family. Check out this zesty Tropical Fruit Salsa to spice up your picnics or parties! This recipe is great way to add fruits to your daily diet. Mixing your child’s favorites into this salsa will get them one-step closer to filling 50% of their plate with fruits and vegetables! Eating a variety of fruits on a daily basis helps fuel your body and brain. Fruit is a significant source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Walk the produce aisle as a family; try one new fruit each week!
Find the printable version of this recipe HERE.
- Want an extra kick? Add cayenne pepper, Green Chile salsa, or jalapeno (keep jalapeno seeds for more spice).
- Add other fruits to make your salsa more colorful. Try oranges, blueberries, or any other fruit you think would be yummy!
Tropical Fruit Salsa
Ingredients: (12 servings)
- ½ cup crushed pineapple
- 1 medium mango
- ¾ cup strawberries
- 2 medium kiwis
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- 1 Tbsp. fresh mint
- 1 medium lime
- Optional: Cinnamon crackers, tortillas
- Chop mango, strawberries, kiwi, and mint.
- Juice lime.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients together.
- Mix well and chill or serve immediately.
- Can be served with cinnamon crackers, baked tortillas, or eaten with a spoon!
Serving size: 1/12 of recipe
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Protein: 0.5 g
Total fat: 1 g
*This recipe is from the Healthy Cooking in the Classroom Program at Family Wellness. Click HERE for more information on how to bring this program to your school or community.