Fruit takes center stage on a dip that is usually reserved for the lone tomato! Fruit salsas are the unsung hero of summer sides.
I love salsa, but it seems tomatoes are always hogging all the salsa glory. Quite frankly, I’m tired of it. It’s high time we gave other salsas their moment in the spotlight.
That’s why I’m dedicating this post to the unsung heroes of the salsa world. Yes, I’m looking at you, fruit salsa.
I’ve searched the far corners of the Internet to bring you 15 amazing fruit salsa recipes that are sure to blow your mind, or at the very least, explode your tastebuds.
For more of my favorite summer dips and salsas try these:
- Summer Grape Guacamole
- The Real Deal Creamy Hummus
- Grilled Corn and Crab Dip
- Grilled Zucchini Baba Ganoush
The great thing about fruit salsa is its versatility. You can eat it alone, use it to compliment your favorite main dish, serve it with tortilla chips, or my personal favorite, eat it on cinnamon crisps.
Without further ado, I give you the stars of today’s salsa show:
If you’re looking for a classic fruit salsa recipe, then look no further than this tasty concoction from Real Housemoms. With just five ingredients, this will go from your cutting board to your mouth in no time flat.
The fresh jalepeño and optional Sriracha sauce bring the heat to the party in this bright blueberry pineapple salsa from Eazy Peazy Mealz.
Apricots, pineapple, and papaya, OH MY! You’ll practically hear ukuleles serenading you every time you take a bite of this island favorite from Lady Behind the Curtain.
This is both an appetizer and a centerpiece. You can serve this fresh watermelon mint salsa from Lauren Kelly Nutrition right out of the watermelon it came from. That’s one less dish you have to wash after you and your guests have indulged on this treat.
If you’re looking for something tart, zesty, and tangy, then you can end your search with this green apple salsa from Lemon Tree Dwelling.
I love the idea of toasting a baguette and adding some goat cheese and this salsa from Damn Delicious. Come on, it’s just begging to be eaten at a picnic or backyard garden party.
Jerry James Stone has truly outdone himself with this kiwi salsa. Not only does he give the recipe, but you’ll also find a video on how to peel a kiwi. Delicious and helpful.
Strawberries—check. Avocado—check. Feta—check. It’s official, this salsa from Once Upon a Cutting Board has successfully combined three of the tastiest summer ingredients.
What’s more American than apple pie? Innovation, that’s what. Apple pie gets a makeover courtesy of, and that makeover tastes ahhhh-mazing!
You’ll get a kick, quite literally from this Moms Need to Know watermelon salsa. It’s great as a dip or fresh salad.
You could use mango instead of cantaloupe in this salsa from Local Kitchen Blog. It tastes so good, you won’t believe it only takes ten minutes to prepare.
The blackberry salsa wasn’t meant to be the star of this recipe from How Sweet It Is, but luscious berries like that can’t help but steal the show. Sorry, sweet potato quinoa cakes, you just got upstaged.
The only thing better than digging into a big bowl of fruit salsa is digging in and finding a layer of sweet no-bake cheesecake underneath! Make sure there are other people around when you make this Carlsbad Cravings recipe, or else you might just eat the whole thing yourself.
There’s no kick to the summer berry fruit salsa from The Slow Roasted Italian, but you won’t hear me complaining. Even your mouth needs some time to cool off, and this fruity treat is the perfect way to beat the heat.
My final pick is a “choose your own adventure,” salsa style. University of California Berkeley Wellness put together this amazing infographic that breaks down the science of tasty fruit salsa, so you can pick the right ingredients and make a concoction perfectly suited to your taste buds.