I am a huge taco fan, and Tuesday’s at my house are generally taco Tuesday. This week, however, I decided to switch up my salsa and make a fruit salsa. With the onset of summer, I wanted to make a fresh fruit salsa recipe with cinnamon tortilla chips, but also make it as a taco topping.
Regardless of the type of tacos I enjoy making, different salsas change the whole dynamics of the tacos. My favorite taco recipes all have different base ingredients, yet I change the toppings as well as salsas interchangeably. That way, tacos are never borning.
(SHOWN LEFT TO RIGHT: Cowboy Caviar, FRUIT SALSA RECIPE, AND TOMATILLO SALSA ON TOFU TACOS)
MY FAVORITE VEGAN TACO RECIPES TO ADD FRUIT SALSA RECIPE:
- Vegan Lentil Tacos
- Tempeh Tacos
- Vegan Breakfast Tacos
- Sweet Potato Tacos
- Mushroom Chorizo Tacos
- Vegan Potato Tacos
- Skinny Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Cream
- Roasted Broccolini and Sweet Potato Tostados
OTHER IDEAS FOR FRUITY SALSA RECIPE
Although fruit salsa recipe is a perfect taco topping, it also is a wonderful dessert topping:
- Dip with cinnamon tortilla chips
- Add to the top of your favorite vegan ice cream
- Serve with Pumpkin Spice Bread
- Use as a topping for breakfast avocado toast
- A perfect topping for vegan yogurt with granola
- Garnish for an acai bowl
FRUIT SALSA RECIPE: SIMPLE, FEW INGREDIENTS, AND SUGAR-FREE!
Not only is my fruit salsa recipe easy to make, but it also only has fresh ingredients! Because fruit is abundant and beautiful this time of year, I chose my favorite fruits with vibrant colors! If you prefer a different combination, make up your own blend to combine if there are fruits I’ve selected you may not enjoy or be able to find.
Because I live In Arizona, fresh fruit is abundant all year round. I’m very fortunate, but certain fruits are less expensive and better in the summer. For that reason, I suggest selecting fruits in season.
- Lime juice and zest
- Fresh ginger
As you will notice, I didn’t add any maple syrup or sugar because it doesn’t need any. Another suggestion is to make the fruit salsa in advance and allow the flavors to deepen in the refrigerator for an hour or so before serving.
Furthermore, I diced all the fruit and other ingredients to make it uniform because I wanted a salsa consistency.
ORGANIC FRUITS: THE DIRTY DOZEN
In order to eat healthy and well, there are some fruits which I always buy organic. Commonly referred to as the “dirty dozen” list, here is a list of fruits you should buy organic because of pesticides and other chemicals, which can be dangerous if consumed.
FRUITS ON THE “DIRTY DOZENS” LIST
So, the next time you think tacos or dessert, keep it fresh and try fruit salsa for a change. You won’t be disappointed.