Cantaloupe Kiwi Fruit Salsa! Refreshing fruit + Dessert vibes = match made fruit salsa heaven.
Foolproof and effortless, this Cantaloupe Kiwi Fruit Salsa is a delicious dessert salsa that will wow guests and family alike with its summery vibe. Finely diced cantaloupe, kiwi, strawberries, and apples in a tasty apricot glaze coupled with Baked Cinnamon Chips makes a perfect healthy dessert. It works great for potlucks and office work parties as well.
Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, no highly processed ingredients and gluten free.
Hi there, Ameera here!
We are all for dessert fruit salsas, and this Cantaloupe Kiwi Fruit Salsa is delightfully sweet, light, and refreshing.
It was standing room only when Mom and I worked up this deliciousness. Everyone was crowed around this tasty dessert salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips in hand.
If you enjoyed our Berry Fruit Salsa, you’ll fall in love this light, summery version too! You gotta give this one a try!
Tips for Success:
- Flavor: This is a dessert salsa. The fruit flavors shine with some additional hints of sweetness from the apricot jam/preserves. The hint of vanilla gives extra dimension and flavor. The flavor is light, fresh tasting, and utterly delicious.
- Fresh Fruit: We understand that fresh fruit is a delicious all by itself and does not need anything special to enhance the flavor; however, this dessert salsa is a recipe with ingredients intended to enhance the depth of flavor.
- Fruit: You can pretty much use just about any fruit you wish in any combination, do not exceed 4 cups. You want to keep the size small and uniform. Select fruit that is firm and sweet. Do not use mushy overripe fruit.
- Apple: We used a gala apple in this recipe. You can also use a Fuji or similar sweet apple.
- Finely Diced Fruit: You can see from the photos that the fruit is very finely diced in order to create a “dip” like effect to scoop onto the baked cinnamon chips similar to chips and salsa.
- Kiwi: We prefer yellow or red kiwi as they tend to be sweeter. However, green kiwi would work just as well.
- Apricot Preserves/Jam/Fruit Spread: Select an apricot fruit spread that has minimal to no chunks of fruit in it. If you can’t locate one, then simply strain out the larger chunks of fruit by using a fine mesh strainer. We have used St Dalfour Apricot Fruit Spread made with 100% fruit in the past. St Dalfour is Whole Food Plant Based. We couldn’t locate any this time around so we used Fior di Frutta Apricot Preserves ingredients are apricots, apple juice concentrate, and fruit pectin.
Leftovers and Freezing:
Leftovers will generally keep for 2 days in the refrigerator. Store in a covered container. Fruit tends to macerate after being cut.
This salsa cannot be frozen.
- Apricot Jam: We used both St Dalfour Apricot Fruit Spread made with 100% fruit and Fior di Frutta Apricot Preserves in kitchen tests. Feel free to use your favorite 100% fruit spread.
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Foolproof and effortless, this Cantaloupe Kiwi Fruit Salsa is a delicious dessert salsa that will wow guests and family alike with its summery vibe.
- 1 cup finely diced cantaloupe
- 1 cup finely diced yellow kiwi (or green kiwi)
- 1 cup finely diced strawberries
- 1 cup peeled and finely diced apple *
- 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup apricot preserves/jam *
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- As a dip with Baked Cinnamon Chips
- Over oatmeal, pancakes, or ice cream
- Layered in a parfait
- Peel, then finely dice the apple, place into a small bowl with the lemon juice, mix the apples really well with the lemon juice.
- Place all the finely diced cantaloupe, kiwi, and strawberries into a medium-sized bowl, set aside.
- Drain the diced apple pieces (discard any excess lemon juice, if any) and place into the bowl with the diced cantaloupe, kiwi, and strawberries. Gently mix to evenly distribute.
- Place ¼ cup of apricot jam (or preserves) into a small bowl, add the vanilla, stir well, then pour over the diced fruit. Gently mix well.
- To serve as a dessert appetizer, place the Cantaloupe Kiwi Fruit Salsa into a small bowl, then surround with the Baked Cinnamon Chips.
*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.
*Servings: 6 to 8 Makes approximately 4 cups
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