Last week it was my turn to bring the snack and drink for our monthly book club get together. After some searching on Pinterest, I discovered that there was such as thing as fruit salsa, and there were lots of variations on the recipe. After reading many recipes, I decided to go with my own mixture of fruit. Here is my version of a simple recipe....
1 quart of ripe strawberries
1 ripe champagne mango
2 ripe kiwi
1 ripe peach
Juice from half a lime
1 tsp organic sugar
Directions: finely chop all fruit into very small diced pieces. I peeled the kiwis, mango, and peach first. Toss all the chopped fruit with the lime juice and sugar. Store in the refrigerator for at least two hours to allow the fruit to macerate in the juices. Serve with cinnamon pita chips. Or in a bowl with a spoon, as my son prefers! This was a hit at book club and I will be making this again and again this summer. I think adding pineapple or apples would be tasty too.
For the drink, I brought Strawberry-basil Margarita's. This was the easiest drink too, and perfect for a party. I found the recipe on the site The Kitchn, along with many other great drink recipes. I ended up using a bottle of Pomegranate Limeade from Trader Joe's in place of frozen limeade in the recipe. It was even pinker and very tasty!