Green Apple Salsa.
I will obviously do everything in my power to make salsa taste more like fruit than vegetables.
But most of the time I love a combination of the two.
I still am a salsa-juice dipper and am not quite sure how I feel about the “chunks.” I don’t mind the chunks of fruit, but if I ingest chunks of veggies I want to cry. Luckily the salty chip usually makes up for it.
I love granny smith apples. Aren’t they delicious?
Since I tend to eat them smothered in caramel sauce, I decided to take a healthier route. Many times I make a big batch of salsa at the beginning of the week to use with fish, chicken, salads, eggs, or for when I feel like trying to find the answer to life’s problems in the bottom of a Stacy’s Pita Chip bag.
It’s a great snack to have on hand. The pita chips… well they are just dangerous.
I love this salsa because it is a bit tart. But I also added a sprinkle of sugar, simply so I wouldn’t go into convulsions eating vegetables alone. You could use a sweetener of your choice.
Green Apple Salsa
2 granny smith apples, chopped
1/2 bell pepper (I used yellow), chopped
1 plum tomato, chopped
1/4 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss. Serve with salty tortilla chips or cinnamon sugar pita chips.
If you’re looking for me, I’ll probably be inside a pita chip bag.
60 Comments on “Green Apple Salsa.”
I love granny smith apples :) They are my favorite kind of apple. I enjoy tart dishes so this salsa sounds great!!
Tart apples are delicious, even though I’ve only had them a few times. I’m more familiar with the awesomely sweet red apples. Use those and you wouldn’t need the sugar ;)
YUM!! i can eat this! ( I would just skip the sugar and salt) which means I dont know how it would turn out but STILL wow sounds delicious, fresh and perfect!
I LOVE tart apples! They’re my favorite to bake with :)
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I think fruit and salsa is an excellent mix. I never had apples in my salsa and that would make for an interesting combination
I love fresh salsas and I bet the granny smith apples add a great crunch!
I’ve never had apples in a salsa, but it sounds mighty tasty!
Now I’m craving a caramel apple – AWESOME. I sent Mr. KD the brownies from yesterday and his response was, “Those are illegal in five states. When can we make them?” Haha.
Fruit salsa? I’m in!
Now you are talking! I bet a good summer tomato would be really good in a fruited salsa. I like that you used granny smith’s since they aren’t too sweet! This sounds delicious!
Green apples in a salsa that is an interesting concept! I love this idea!
I love fruit salsas! Yum!
Looks so good. I love granny smiths (hence why I always get the green apple parfait). I bet the bell pepper goes awesome with the apple flavor
interesting…i’m definitely going to try this! i’m kinda scared of the pepper-apple combo…i have such a love-hate relationship with raw peppers!
If I can do it, you can do it.
YUM! This looks so refreshing and healthy! I love fruit salsa, and I especially love pineapple salsa…great with grilled fish or chicken. I’ve never tried apples in salsa, so I will definately try your recipe. I will probably add a minced jalapeno pepper and cilantro, too! Thanks for sharing, Jessica!
I enjoy fruit salsas quite a bit too–I am going to post a recipe today for one actually–two great minds obviously think alike! ;-)
I would probably just eat that whole bowl by the spoonful!
Looks like we are both on the same page with the sweet and fruity salsas! I love the idea of crisp & tart Granny Smith apples in yours :) xo
Fruit salsas are the best, and I’m allll about the chunks!
look at you, eating your veggies ! :)
this looks so tasty and refreshing… I think we actually have some summer left In These Parts, so this is perfect!
I would love this – I love that sweet plus veggie thing for salsa thats missing in commerical products. I made a watermelon cucumber one once that was yum and I would so make this! Im so glad I happened to surf here this morning!
Love this recipe- looks delicious!
MMMMMmmmmmmmmmm!! Haha, I tend to eat granny smith apples with caramel sauce too!! This looks much healthier!! :)
what a fun idea for salsa! sounds so good!
I thought I was the only person that prefers salsa juice over chunky salsa. I would take this one any day over a traditional salsa. It looks super delicious.
I’m glad I am not the only one who likes to sop up the “juice” in salsa, leaving only the chunks of God knows what behind for whoever opens it first.
Great way to make friends at a party or as a house guest, by the way.
I haven’t tried too many fruit salsas. I too love Stacy’s Pita Chips–I can easily eat my way through a Costco sized bag in one day!
This sounds amazing! I love trying new salsas and im a sucker for making new and unexpected additions just like your apple salsa. You should try it with mangos! Delish!
I have! http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/02/01/kiwi-mango-salsa/
It’s probably my all time favorite. So good.
Oh my goodness I’m obsessed with Stacy’s Pita Chips.
I am so with you on the Stacy’s pita chip thing! Why are they so freaking delicious?! I can’t stop eating them! I have to buy small bags now because I can finish a whole bag in one afternoon.
I buy a small bag and finish it then wonder why I didn’t get the big bag because I’m still hungry.
Looks delicious! I love the idea of apples in salsa!
Yum! I love fruity salsas but have never made one with apple. The crunch of the granny smiths sounds awesome, though. I do happen to like chunky veggies in my salsa, but chunks of fruit are even better!
A tiny bit of sesame oil would give this a nice depth.
That salsa looks amazing- I’m picturing having that at a picnic and it makes me happy! :) I bet it would be great with some chilis or hot sauce, too!
That looks delicious! I never would have thought to use green apples in salsa!
Yum. Looks gorgeous. I love how for someone so fit and healthy you have the same food aversions as so many americans.
I love the addition of apples! They’re so great for adding a nice bit of freshness and crunch.
So creative-I love it! I wonder if red onion would be good in there..
anything that doesnt have a boat load of garlic onions or salt, i am all about it!!
I was totally going to say how good this would be on the cinnamon-sugar pita chips and you were already there :) love it.. this salsa looks great!
One word…..AWESOME!!! :)
Ohh this sounds so fresh and yummy! And easy…Ellen-approved ;) And ditto about Stacy’s pita chips: Danger zone!
This looks great! I love salsa and apples…the two sound like a yummy combination!
I love fruit in my salsa too :) Yours looks delicious!
I can’t. I’m stuck in the bag of blue corn tortilla chips with a case of pico de gallo!
Apple in salsa…I like it! I’m a lover of the sweet salsas! And those sweet onions this summer are outta this world!!
Oh I LOVE this idea!!!
Apple salsa?! I would have NEVER thought of that – great idea! :-)