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 dicedapple salsa
  • 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.

Quick notes

  • 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 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

 

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