My sister-in-law served us this amazing fruit salsa last summer and I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to share it with you. Today, my brother and his wife visited us, and together my sister-in-law and I prepared this healthy and tasty snack/treat. I’m sure it will be a big hit with you and your family and friends, too! Thanks, Stephanie, for this amazing recipe!

What’s your favourite way to enjoy berries?!

Summer Fruit Salsa

Ingredients (we didn’t measure anything, so all measurements are approximate!):

1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (I used “Europe’s Best” frozen “4-Field Berry Mix”, which is made up of blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)

1/2 peeled and chopped apple (my sister-in-law also uses pears and kiwi, I just didn’t have any on hand today)

2 Tbsp strawberry jam (I used my homemade strawberry jam, the recipe and directions for which I will post very soon!)

2 Tbsp Agave nectar and/or honey and/or maple syrup (adjust according to taste)

 

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until almost smooth. Taste and make any necessary adjustments. Transfer to serving bowl. If you are using fresh berries, refrigerate before serving, as the salsa tastes best cold.

 

Cinnamon & Sugar Tortilla Chips

Ingredients:

2 – 4 whole wheat tortilla breads (I used pita bread today, since that’s all I had on hand and they turned out great, too!)

1 – 2 Tbsp melted butter

2 – 4 Tbsp cinnamon and sugar, mixed together

 

Directions:

Brush tortilla breads with melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Cut into triangles  (works best using a pizza cutter!) and place onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until tortilla triangles are crisp, approximately 4 minutes.

 

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Here is my absolute favourite salad dressing. It goes great with garden salads, bean salads, and quinoa salads, or just about any other salad you like!

You will need a dressing shaker, or large glass jar with lid, or an empty store-bought salad dressing bottle. Once you fill it with all the ingredients just give it a good shake and store in the fridge.

1 part grapeseed oil

1 part white balsamic vinegar

dijon mustard to your liking

liquid honey to your liking

Here are the measurements I use:

120 ml grapeseed oil (the one sold at No Frills is substantially cheaper than anywhere else)

120 ml white balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp dijon mustard (I use “Maille”, which you can find in most grocery stores. I purchase mine at Costco because it is much cheaper, but it is of course also a much larger jar. But I use dijon mustard in a lot of my cooking, so it goes quickly.)

2 tbsp liquid honey

What’s your favourite salad dressing?!