Mango Berry Pineapple Salsa: Your Ultimate Summer Snack

Mango Berry Pineapple Salsa: Your Ultimate Summer Snack

Hello, beautiful!

Summer is the season for bright colors, fresh flavors, and deliciously light snacks that you can enjoy in the sunshine. Today, I’m bringing you a tropical twist on the classic salsa with my Mango Berry Pineapple Salsa. Paired with homemade cinnamon sugar chips, this dish is perfect for poolside munching, picnics, or a delightful dessert after a summer barbecue.

Why Summer is the Best Time for Fresh, Fruity Snacks

Summer is synonymous with fresh fruit. The markets are overflowing with vibrant mangoes, juicy strawberries, and sweet pineapples, making it the perfect time to whip up a refreshing fruit salsa. Not only are these fruits incredibly tasty, but they’re also packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and hydration – exactly what your body craves during the warmer months. Plus, making this salsa is a fun and simple way to bring a burst of tropical flavor to any occasion.

The Star of the Show: Mango Berry Pineapple Salsa

Let’s dive into this fabulous recipe that’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 cup strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • *Optional: 2 tsp poppy seeds

Cinnamon Sugar Chips:

  • 5 small fajita-sized flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp plant-based butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Prepare the salsa: In a small mixing bowl, combine the diced mango, strawberries, and pineapple. Add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and lime zest, mixing gently to combine. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle in the poppy seeds for a fun texture and extra nutrition.
  2. Make the cinnamon sugar chips: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Brush the flour tortillas with the melted plant-based butter. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together, then sprinkle this mixture generously over the buttered tortillas. Cut the tortillas into triangles.
  3. Bake to perfection: Arrange the tortilla triangles on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until they are crisp and golden. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t burn.
  4. Serve and enjoy: Let the chips cool slightly before serving with your fresh Mango Berry Pineapple Salsa. This combination is perfect for dipping, scooping, and munching to your heart’s content.

Health Benefits of This Refreshing Dish

**1. Tropical Fruits: Mangoes, strawberries, and pineapples are rich in vitamins C and A, which boost your immune system, improve skin health, and provide a refreshing burst of hydration.

**2. Natural Sweeteners: The lemon juice and pure maple syrup in the salsa add a natural sweetness without the need for refined sugars.

**3. Homemade Goodness: Making your own cinnamon sugar chips means you can enjoy a tasty snack without any of the preservatives or unhealthy fats found in store-bought versions.



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Enjoying Your Salsa

This Mango Berry Pineapple Salsa is a versatile treat. It’s fantastic as an appetizer, a light dessert, or even a topping for grilled fish or chicken. The cinnamon sugar chips add a delightful crunch and sweetness that pairs perfectly with the fruity salsa. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a summer party, or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, this dish is sure to bring a smile to your face.

So, embrace the flavors of summer, treat yourself to this deliciously healthy snack, and let the tropical vibes take you away. Happy snacking, everyone!

Stay sunny and sweet, 

 

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