We go through so much fruit in our house. We use it in our morning oatmeal, freeze it for afternoon green smoothies, juice it, add it as toppings to various dishes, use it in blender ice creams, and of course, eat it in it’s natural form. There’s seriously never enough. My 6 yr old son, especially, goes through fresh fruit like it’s candy, which is a great problem to have. Can you believe I had to scold him once for sneaking in too many bananas last year?? I’m not kidding. Well this recipe is one more perfect way to enjoy your favorite fruits, although it may not be one for kids unless they like a little heat.
Add a kick to your typical bowl of mixed fruit this Cinco de Mayo with this Spicy Fruit Salad. It’s the perfect way to kick start your fiesta next week!
This recipe, although simple, was inspired by a starter my husband and I enjoyed at a new taco shop we tried out over the summer. This appetizer was the only vegan appetizer on the menu. I honestly wasn’t expecting much from this fruit salad, but I ordered it anyway because it was scorching hot out, and it seemed cool and refreshing. Well, I couldn’t put my fork down after they served it. So much so that I would have honestly been fine ordering another plate of this fruit salad and calling it lunch (which I’m glad I didn’t since their two vegan tacos were also delicious). I generally love fruit salads, but this one really took it up a notch with the added level of spice and acidity. I knew I had to create a version of it at home with some of my favorite fruits, so here it is, this quick and easy Spicy Fruit Salad!
If you like heat, this fruit salad is a great way to change up a typical side, appetizer, or afternoon snack. The chili and lime juice really enhance the flavor of all the fruits, and it’s so easy to make. Of course this fruit salad is one my 6 yr old won’t touch since he can’t handle spice. On the other hand, my 3 yr old loves it! Try it out this Cinco de Mayo and let me know what you think in the comments below or tag me on Facebook or Instagram @VegetarianGastronomy , #vegetariangastronomy so I don’t miss it.
This is a great twist on a classic fruit salad recipe! Add some spice and tartness and take this to your next summer picnic!
- 1/2 cup strawberry , diced
- 1/2 cup pineapple , diced
- 1/2 cup mango or orange , diced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup watermelon , diced
- 1/2 cup kiwi , diced
- 1 tbsp lime juice , more depending on acidity of lime
- 1/4 teasp chilli powder , more or less depending on desired level of spice
- Combine all the fruit in one large mixing bowl.
- Add the lime juice and chili powder and combine. Adjust the amount of lime juice and chili powder if necessary.
- Chill in the fridge and pull out when you're ready to serve!
Feel free to use any combination of fruit, depending on what you prefer or what you have available.