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Here at Frugal Family Food, we are all about not wasting a thing- especially when that thing is AMAZING summer fruit. Yesterday, we made super cute Independence Day Fruit Sparklers and after we cut out our watermelon stars, there was lots of delicious watermelon left on the slice. We also had some leftover mixed berries. All of that goodness had to be put to good use, so we made this summer fruit salsa. It’s the perfect compliment to the Sparklers, and the grown ups will LOVE to eat it paired with our Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps.
Summer Fruit Salsa
- 4 cups Mixed Summer Fruit (watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
- 3 tbsp Fruit Preserves (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry)
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Cut watermelon, strawberries, and any other large fruit into small, salsa-size chunks. Add to bowl with whole blueberries and raspberries.
Add Fruit Preserves and Lemon Juice. Stir together.
This recipe can be made with fresh or frozen fruit. If using frozen, it may get more “liquid” faster, but this does not (in our opinion) diminish the taste. It actually make it more salsa-like. Can be stored, but tastes best served freshly cut. Serve with Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps or whipped cream. Can also be used as a topping for angel food cake or cheesecake.
Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps
- Flour Tortillas
- Oil Spray
- Cinnamon Sugar
Cut flour tortillas in triangle-shaped wedges.
Spray with Oil Spray, front and back
Sprinkle both sides with cinnamon sugar to taste
Bake at 350° for 8-11 minutes, or until crisp
A perfect compliment to Summer Fruit Salsa
They are super simple to make, use ingredients you already have on hand, and will look beautiful at the party next to your Sparkler centerpiece and that big hunk of watermelon. I made a video showing just how it is done. Just look how beautiful the finished product is!
Don’t forget that we are making summertime treats everyday for the month of July. We want you to eat well on a budget and to do that, you will have to make sure your kids are getting good snacks. We are here to help. Come back tomorrow for more tasty treats!
Amanda is a wife, mom, and all around frugal lady. She shares her family and faith on The Fundamental Home and Fundamental Faith YouTube channels. She also blogs at thefundamentalhome.com There, you can find her blog series, “How I Feed My Family of 5 for $100 Every Month.” Amanda is co-creator of Frugal Family Food and, as such, is dedicated to helping families eat well on a budget.
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