Wow! August can’t be here yet, can it? As a teacher, I look forward to summer as a time of rest, reading and relaxation. I can’t say that my summers are ever truly any of those things, but I sure do appreciate them. They just go far too quickly! This summer has been no exception, but we’ve had some fun along the way. We circled Lake Michigan with our Minnie Winnie, had some fun times with grandchildren, and I have been able to sleep in and read a few books. Life is good!
Summer is also a time of fresh fruits and vegetables, whether they are from the grocery store, the farmers market or your own backyard. We have scaled down our garden this year, and I am thankful as we are in one of the drought counties in southern Iowa. We have had a few tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini, but have relied pretty heavily on the grocery stores this year, especially for our fruit.
One of my favorite things to make with some of the “in season” fruits is fruit salsa. I love, love, love strawberries, and this recipe uses fresh or the whole unsweetened frozen strawberries. I have found that kiwi this time of year is very sweet and tasty, and apples are plentiful any time of the year. This recipe is soooooo easy, it’s almost embarrassing, but it is very cool and refreshing… perfect for a summer party or just snacking. I like to serve it with corn chips or small snack crackers, but I have been known to just scoop it up and eat it with a spoon!
You will want to cut up your strawberries into small pieces (even the frozen variety). Also dice your kiwi and apple into small pieces so that you can get all of that sweet summertime goodness on your chip or cracker of choice. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
1 pound diced strawberries
3 or 4 kiwi, diced
2 apples, diced
Sweetener of choice (optional — I usually don’t need any)
Combine diced fruit in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with corn chips or crackers.
(You may add any other seasonal fruit if desired…no rules here.) Enjoy! ♦