Salsa is a big part of my food catalog; it’s a regular staple in my household. My family grew up eating a variety of salsa-like concoctions that I’d come up with, sometimes out of desperation for variety, for something different. My apple salsa recipe came out of one of those moments.
I had just recovered from a serious illness called Valley Fever. Valley Fever is a horrible illness that does unspeakable things to your body. I was one of the fortunate ones and even though I was very sick, my case was a mild one. As a result of that illness I had to make a change in the things I ate. I had been eating as clean and healthy as humanly possible but I longed for sweet treats and often when I want something sweet I also want something spicy and something crunchy and from there grew this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
What You’ll Need
- 6 Fuji Apples peeled and finely diced
- 1 cup finely diced green apples
- 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup finely diced green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup finely diced purple onion
- 3 finely diced jalapeños
- 1 handful chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup Clearly Canadian Loganberry seltzer
- 3 tablespoons peach juice
- 1 tablespoon apple juice
- apple juice for soaking
Let’s Get Cooking!
- Pour enough apple juice into a bowl to cover your chopped apples. Roughly 2 cups. Add 1 cup of water to apple juice.
- Chop up your apples. Be sure to chop them under cold running water. This helps keep the apples from browning while you are chopping.
- Soak chopped apples in apple juice/water mixture while you continue to chop the remainder of the ingredients.
- Once all the ingredients are chopped remove apples from juice/water mixture and add to the remaining ingredients.
- mix all the ingredients together and chill for at least one hour.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
- Add more or less cilantro according to taste.
- Add a pinch of garlic salt for additional flavor.
- Substitute fruit and vegetables for fruit and vegetables of your choice.
In Regards to Seltzer –
You can no longer find Clearly Canadian Loganberry Seltzer in the grocery store. It’s a damn shame because that stuff was delicious. In its place I’d suggest using whatever apple flavor seltzer is carried in stores near you. I found this Clearly Canadian knockoff called Fuji Apple Clear American seltzer at WalMart of all places but you can find something similar in almost all stores.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s) Number of servings (yield): 12 My rating