Apple salsa

Sweet Apple Salsa

Surprise your family—and their taste buds—by forgoing the standard snack pairing of chips and salsa to serve up something a little sweeter: a decidedly not-spicy, fresh-fruit salsa that showcases the best of the North’s orchard bounty. Our summer intern, Katie Holland, who wowed us with this dish at an office party, suggests serving it with cinnamon-sugar sprinkled tortilla chips. Find them in the chip aisle or easily make your own.


Sweet Apple Salsa
  • 3 apples (we love mixing a tart Granny Smith with a sweet Jonagold and a mellow-sweet Gala)
  • 2 pears
  • 2 peaches (or 1 cup frozen)
  • 4 tablespoons cherry concentrate (We used Friske Orchards’.)
Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips
  • 10 large flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Sugar and cinnamon, to taste


Sweet Apple Salsa: Wash and dice fruit. Drizzle cherry concentrate on top and mix well. Serve immediately. Makes 5 cups. Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips: Preheat oven to 325º. Lightly brush butter over one side of each tortilla and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Flip tortilla; on opposite side brush butter and sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar. Cut tortillas into triangular wedges and spread out on cookie sheet. Bake several minutes, until just crispy.

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski