Try our delicious apple salsa! This unique twist on fruit salsa combines the sweetness of nuts and berries with a cool orange yogurt sauce. It's perfect as an appetizer with cinnamon chips or as a refreshing fruit salad.
Another thing we love to do with fresh fruit is to make a big bowl of fruit salsa. It works with just about any type of fruit that you like.
This apple salsa is a delicious and creative variation of that fruit salad using diced apples and dried berries. A sweet and tangy yogurt adds a burst of flavor to the dish.
Why This Apple Salsa Recipe Works
Make this berry apple salsa for your next dinner. Apples, blueberries, and nuts coated in a honey orange yogurt makes a light and refreshing side dish.
- Sweet and tart flavor. The juicy berries and crisp apples are perfectly complemented by a zesty citrus dressing.
- Refreshing and light. Get ready for a refreshing yogurt salad that's perfect for those hot summer days! The delicious combination of juicy apples and protein-packed Greek yogurt will leave you feeling light and cool.
- Crunchy and creamy texture. The mix of crunchy nuts, crisp apples, and chewy fruit combined in creamy yogurt provides a nice contrast in each bite.
All you need to make this apple salsa recipe are your favorite apples and a few other simple ingredients.
- Apples - Use your favorite crisp apple. We usually use a Gala or Fuji apple.
- Nuts - I always have bags of diced pecans in our pantry, but any chopped nut will work in this recipe.
- Dried Blueberries - I prefer the texture of dried fruit in this recipe, but fresh blueberries also taste good too.
- Greek Yogurt - Helps hold the ingredients together and adds some healthy protein to the dish.
- Raw Honey - A little bit adds just enough sweetness to balance out the tangy yogurt. You can use brown sugar if you do not have honey.
- Orange - The zest and juice of one large orange provides a good citrus flavor.
How to Make Apple Salsa
Looking for a quick and easy side dish for summer parties? This apple fruit salsa comes together in minutes and tastes great.
- Dice the apples into tiny little chunks. Stir together the apples, chopped pecans and dried blueberries in a bowl.
- Whisk together the yogurt, honey, orange juice and zest. Pour over the fruit and stir until combined.
- Refrigerate for an hour to chill the mixture and to let the flavors blend together.
How to Eat Apple Salsa
There is no wrong or right way to eat this sweet apple salsa. Here are a few of our favorite ways to serve it.
- Dip - Scoop up the fruit pieces with cinnamon chips, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers.
- Fill - Serve little wonton dessert cups with the fruit salad.
- Top - Add spoonfuls of fruit to cinnamon sugar waffles or vanilla pound cake.
Keep the fruit salsa in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for 1-2 days. The fruit will start to release moisture the longer it sits, so it will get watery after a while.
Tips and Tricks
- Cut the apples into small tiny pieces. In order to scoop the apples onto chips, make sure to dice them into very small chunks.
- Adjust the sweetness. Use less honey if you want to reduce the amount of sugar and sweetness.
- Change the flavor. Use lemon or lime zest and juice to give it another sweet citrus flavor.
- Use different fruits and nuts. Try mixing dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins, pistachios, walnuts, or almonds with the apples.
- Turn it into a fruit salad. Chop the apples into bigger chunks and turn it into an easy fruit salad that can be eaten with a spoon.
You want to choose a crisp apple that will hold its shape. Some of our favorites are Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, and Pink Lady. Use sweet or tart apples to give the fruit salsa a different flavor profile.
This apple fruit salsa keeps for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. The apple bits will start to turn brown the longer it sits.
That is completely up to you. We usually leave the peels on when making this fruit salsa.
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*This post was first published June 2017. It was updated and republished August 2023.