Summer is Hot, Hot ,Hot!

It is the peak of freshness for peaches and summer produce. The juicy peaches are delicious running down your chin but is it worth the mess. What about those strawberries, aren't they sweet and delicious too? Why not combine them and make fruit salsa the kids will love. Pair it with some quick homemade bunuelos showered with cinnamon, it is easier than you think.

What is all the talk about Salsa you ask? Well I just happen to have this great Salsa CD from Putumayo to give away. Get it, Salsa and Salsa??

To enter just tell me what other yummy ingredients you might add to this recipe to make your kids gobble this up.

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Salsa de Fruta

Recipe From The Toddler Café by Jennifer Carden

This is a version of fruit salad, easy and fun to eat. The sweet tortilla chips or bunuelos add a great crunch.

Makes 2 servings

1 cup diced organic strawberries

1/2 cup diced fresh peaches

1/4 cup small diced crisp apple or jicama

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

2 large flour tortillas

2 tablespoons softened butter

Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling

Combine in a bowl mix gently with a spoon.

Serve as chips and dip.

To make tortilla chips, (bunuelos)

preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brush tortillas with a butter and sprinkle with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar.

Place the tortillas on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. When cool break the chips (bunuelos) up in to pieces. Serve the salsa with chips (bunuelos) for scooping.

Tell child they have to shovel the confetti up!

Use a slice of apple as a food pusher to help get the salsa on the chip.

Serve in an ice cream cone

For dinner: Serve salsa on a mild white fish or on a turkey burger

Tip: Add very ripe tomatoes to give this a slightly different flavor.

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Stephanie said...

Love the ice cream cone idea. My dd will LOVE this salsa and so will I! Thanks, keep the good stuff coming!

barbra r said...

great ideas, chef jen!

Laurie said...


My son is on a mango kick this summer so I would add that to the salsa and serve it as dip for chicken quesadillas.

karen and co. said...

I love mango in salsa. Though if I actually wanted my kid to eat it...maybe watermelon? Except then he'd just pick the watermelon out to eat it, then gobble down all the chips.

Franikamin said...

Delicious salsa recipe. Thanks.

Breakfast idea: Serve with waffles to scoop the salsa. Some additions my toddler would love: bananas, honey, and raisins.