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October 11, 2017

APPLE SALSA

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This Apple Salsa is perfect for fall or any time of year. It is sweet, tart, fruity, light, and refreshing. Served with crunchy cinnamon sugar pita chips, it is a mouthful of delectability. You will want to come back for more!

Apple Salsa
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You know what I think the world could use right now?...another apple recipe!  :)

I hope you agree because, I have a simple but very tasty one for you today.

This is one of my favorite salsa recipes. I have made many batches over the years. No matter the season or the occasion, it is always a hit. People are consistently surprised at how much they enjoy this fruity concoction.

At first glance, this salsa looks unassuming—just a bowl of finely chopped apples with some color speckled throughout. But when you scoop it onto cinnamon pita chips and pop it into your mouth, it becomes a refreshing flavor blast. It's apple-ie, fruity, sweet, tart, cinnamon-y, light, refreshing, and crunchy. Once you start, it is hard to stop.



Apple Salsa

I like to serve this salsa with Stacy's cinnamon sugar pita chips (I am not compensated to promote this brand. I just love it). The cinnamon sugar to pita chip ratio is spot on. If you want to make your own, feel free, but Stacy's has my solid stamp of approval!!

Since it's fall and the tail end of apple picking season, there is an abundance of apples in many of our homes. This is the perfect salsa to incorporate into your entertaining repertoire. It is an ideal alternative option to the cheese laden dips and appetizers (although there's nothing wrong with them!) for those who are looking for a dairy free or lighter snacking option. 



You know what else? These make great little gifts for neighbors, friends, and coworkers! They are perfect for saying, "thank you" or "thinking of you" or whatever the occasion. To present, place the Apple Salsa in small clear mason jar with a decorative lid. Put the pita chips in clear party bags with a decorative bow, and there you go! The recipient is going to love it! (Keep this idea in mind for the upcoming Christmas holiday season! It's really not too soon πŸ˜€)

Apple Salsa

An old friend of mine introduced me to this salsa many years ago after she had tried it. Rather than changing it up or making it my own, I opted to share it with you in its original format. I make only small adjustments to the tartness and sweetness level to suit my personal taste.

Mama always said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". —You didn't buy that? Well, you're right. That is not something MY mama would ever say. She is a little old-fashioned Vietnamese woman who speaks broken English. I can never picture those words flying out of her mouth! But I'm sure somebody's mama did, and it's sound advice :)

Anyhoo, I would like to give proper credit to the original creator of this recipe, however I have not been able ascertain ownership. When I do, or when the originator comes forward with valid proof, I will thank them for a superb salsa recipe and will be more than happy to give them proper credit. Until then, this recipe will be credited to Unknown.

Have a wonderful week!!





APPLE SALSA      
Author: Unknown

Apple Salsa


INGREDIENTS:

3 tbsp. apple jelly, microwave for 10-20 seconds
3 apples (use different varieties with different colors)
3 tbsp. finely diced carrots
3 tbsp. finely diced celery
3 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. raisins, craisins or combo of both





INSTRUCITONS:

Combine apples, carrots, and celery with the warm jelly. Microwave 10-20 seconds. Add lemon juice and raisins. Combine. Serve warm or chilled (refrigerates up to 2 weeks). Serve with cinnamon sugar pita chips. 

Makes 8 servings.


Recipe Notes:
  1. The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons each of lemon juice and apple jelly. Depending on the size and type of apples used, adjusting the amount of lemon juice and/or apple jelly might be necessary to suit your taste. I usually use at least 4 tablespoons of each. 
  2. I prefer not to microwave the fruit with the jelly and skip this step.
  3. The recipe states the salsa is good for up to 2 weeks, refrigerated, but I prefer to eat mine within a few days.
  4. I use a food processor to dice the apples. Because of the small quantity of carrots and celery required, I prefer to dice them by hand.



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26 comments:

  1. YUM -this sounds delicious! I'd be adding some additional lemon juice as I love tart.

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    1. Yes! Use as much as you need to make you happy, Danielle!!

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  2. I have a strange addiction to salsas, like ALL varieties, so I am totally loving this one, Thao!!! The flavor is so unique and just perfect for fall! I can't wait to give it a try! Cheers!

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    1. As far as addictions go, that's a pretty good one to have! I have to say, I'm quite addicted to this one. I hope it meets your stamp approval, Chey!

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  3. What a wonderful fall salsa! I never think of salsa as being sweet, but this sounds so tasty especially with the different types of apples. I agree that it would make a wonderful little gift too!

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    1. Thank you, Marie! I gave these out the doctors in my department last year around the holidays and it went over really well.

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  4. I've never thought of making an apple salsa before, but seeing yours and thinking of eating it with cinnamon chips, I'm all in!!!

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  5. You have the BEST, most unique ideas! Seriously!!!! I love this!!! Definitely trying it my friend! Happy Fall :)

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    1. Awwwww! You've made my day, Stephanie! 😘 I think you're really going to like this salsa!

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  6. I love the idea of using this to give to friends as gifts!! So cute! I want to sit in front of the TV with some cinnamon chips and dip away!!

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    1. I have given these as gifts. They are adorable. I'm loving your TV viewing plan!

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  7. normally i just devour mass amounts of pita chips plain, but this sounds like such a great pairing idea!

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    1. Plain pita chips areπŸ˜‹ but pita chips with apple salsa are πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜‹! haha

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  8. Oh I love this as a Christmas gift! How cute with a bag of chips and a little bow on top! LOOOOVE it, Thao!

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    1. Thanks Kelsie. I gave these out around Christmas time last years at work and they were a hit!

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  9. I have never heard of apple salsa (I live under a rock ;-) ). This looks really good and would be great for gifts like you said!! Yum! Take care.

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    1. Sometimes under a rock is the best place to be πŸ˜„ but once in a while I come out for some Apple Salsa (hee hee).

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  10. What a unique recipe! I've never seen one like this and you are right-it is the season!

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  11. Haha...I actually live by the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra. It is so true..This salsa is beautiful and sounds amazing served with cinnamon sugar pita chips.I would Absolutely love to try this one out.

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    1. It's a mantra that help keep us stess-free :) I hope you'll try it and love it!

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  12. Yes, yes, yes! What an awesome idea! This looks sooooo delicious! I have way too many apples at my disposal and need new ideas to use them up. I can't wait to try this!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I'm glad I can help you out with your surplus apples issue! πŸ˜„

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  13. Looks so so so delicious and perfect for fall!

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