Fresh Christmas Party Recipes: Fruit Salsa

You may be thinking fresh fruit salsa sounds too summery to bring to a Christmas party, but it’s light and delicious compared to all of the other heavy food associated with the holidays – people won’t be able to stop eating it.  The slightly sweet – salty combo is amazing.

My favorite fruit to use is watermelon, but they are hard to find in the winter. Try using anything you can find: mango, pears, blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, oranges, cherries, canteloupe…whatever you can get your hands on.

The perk of using a watermelon is that you can use the rind as a bowl.  To do this, you’ll need to find a small watermelon that has a flat-ish end.  If you’re not using a watermelon, a glass bowl looks nice for presentation.


  • 4-6 cups of chopped fruit
  • Medium onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, de-seeded and minced
  • 2-4 tbsps of cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from one lime (may want more if the fruit you choose is not juicy)
  • Salt


  1. Combine the chopped fruit, onion, garlic, peppers, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl.
  2. Salt to taste.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

If you are feeling adventurous, try adding mint or feta cheese!

Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons by timomcd

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