Isn’t this just the best time of year to buy fresh fruit? There’s such an abundance available right now that it’s hard to resist, especially when you walk by the stands at the farmer’s market and get a whiff of those powerful sweet smells! I loaded up with fruit a few days ago and decided to make this Sweet Summer Fruit Salsa since we had a family dinner we were going to. The recipe had been on my mind for a few weeks and this seemed like the perfect time to try it out. Everyone raved about this salsa and they’ve been anxiously waiting for the recipe to be posted. By the way, hubby is still talking about it. It’s hard to explain what an amazing burst of fruit you get in every luscious bite…you’ll have to try it for yourself to see what I mean. Needless to say, this recipe is going on the “keeper” list at my house.
I served this with my sugared tortilla chips (see Fudgy Strawberry Brownie Nachos for recipe). This would also be fantastic served over vanilla ice cream. For a sweet and salty taste, I thought the lime-flavored tortilla chips might make a good “dipper” for this salsa…something to try next time.
With the help of my OXO Summer Fruit Tools I’d received as part of their Blogger Outreach Program, this recipe was much easier to prepare. The Strawberry Huller removes the hull, stem and leaves all at once. The Cherry Pitter easily removes the pits by just pressing the handle. The Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer quickly cores and slices fresh pineapple. I’m so ready to go get another pineapple to use this with and eat it all up myself. No more buying fresh pineapple already sliced for me. A word of caution about the pineapple tool: make sure you follow the measurement guides for height. I actually turned it a bit too far and cut through the pineapple bottom, which resulted in juice dripping off the cutting mat and onto the floor! Oh my, that means I didn’t have pineapple juice to drink later.
Disclosure: I received the Summer Fruit Tools from OXO. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Yield: 7 cups
- 1 pound strawberries, finely chopped
- 1 pound cherries, pitted and finely chopped
- 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 2 yellow peaches, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 white peaches, peeled and finely chopped
- 1/4 cup peach preserves
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Combine fresh fruit in large bowl.
- In small bowl, combine peach preserves, sugar and honey; blend well. Add to fruit and gently stir until well combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.*
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Serve with sweet tortilla chips or over ice cream.
*If you prefer less liquid in your salsa, drain at this point before refrigerating.
Source: My original recipe