The Best Fruit Salsa

The end of August already?! If I wasn’t surrounded by UHauls for the annual College Move-In Weekend, I wouldn’t believe it. I did not take full advantage of the summer. In June I make all of these grand plans for the summer- lots of beach time, hiking, kayaking, going to baseball games- and every September I feel like I wasted pretty much every weekend doing none of the above. Oh well, always next summer, right?

My 30 days project of tracking all of my food intake hit a speed bump during my vacation. At an all-inclusive resort, you really don’t want to know just how much you’re eating, right? You just pay for it when you get back.
Speaking of my expanding waistline, I have decided to give my 30 workouts in 30 days project another shot. Now that I know how tough it is, I think I can do it.  Hopefully September will prove to be more successful than July, and I’ll be able to reverse some of my over-indulgence from my trip.

As a salute to the end of summer (and needing to get my digestive system back on track), I have a wonderful, colorful, insanely delicious snack:  fruit salsa.  This is a simple recipe, and was a big hit with my test crowd.  The fresh basil really makes this dish, so don’t skip out!  I have included instructions on how to cut the basil leaves into ribbons.  Enjoy!


Materials:

  • large bowl and spoon
  • cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 to 1/2 watermelon, cubed
  • 1 quart strawberries, cubed
  • 1 large cucumber, cubed
  • 1/3 onion cubed (I used onion powder for this)
  • 10-15 basil leaves
  • juice from 1 lime (about 1/4c)
  • paprika and salt to taste
  • pita or tortilla chips, for serving

Directions:

  1. Dice all fruit and cucumber into bite-size pieces. IMG_5554
  2. Stack basil leave on top of each other.  Tightly roll them together and hold.  IMG_5557With your free hand, thinly slice the leaf bunch.  This will make basil leaf ribbons.  IMG_5556
  3. Mix basil leaves, lime juice, and spices in with the fruit. IMG_5560
  4. Serve with your favorite chips.  Enjoy!

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The Best Fruit Salsa

  • Servings: 2 quarts
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: medium
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Materials:

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  • large bowl and spoon
  • cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 to 1/2 watermelon, cubed
  • 1 quart strawberries, cubed
  • 1 large cucumber, cubed
  • 1/3 onion cubed (I used onion powder for this)
  • 10-15 basil leaves
  • juice from 1 lime (about 1/4c)
  • paprika and salt to taste
  • pita or tortilla chips, for serving

Directions:

  1. Dice all fruit and cucumber into bite-size pieces.
  2. Stack basil leave on top of each other.  Tightly roll them together and hold.  With your free hand, thinly slice the leaf bunch.  This will make basil leaf ribbons.
  3. Mix basil leaves, lime juice, and spices in with the fruit.
  4. Serve with your favorite chips.  Enjoy!

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