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Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Salsa

06.14.16

let's talk about this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

hi! hi hi hi.  hiiiiiii.

do you see THAT ^^^ isn’t it beautiful?

ugh.  i really couldn’t wait to share this with you guys after i posted about it on instagram and facebook and got several requests for the recipe.  and i can’t blame you either because its a sooooo freaking good.

so i shifted a few things around in my editorial calendar and decided to bring this to you ASAP.  because you NEED it.  i promise.

let's talk about this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

but first.  can i tell you guys that i’m a fruit freak?  i can’t handle imperfections.  UNLESS my fruit is being blended in the form of a delicious alcoholic beverage.  or apparently, if it’s cut into teeny pieces so that i don’t knowwwww there are imperfections.  because i’m an adult.

also.  this logic really doesn’t make sense because I’M the one who cuts up the fruit.  so i know about them… but apparently i’m okay eating it anyway if i mix it in and have no idea which pieces are tainted.

out of sight out of mind?

i don’t know… but either way.  this is a GREAT recipe to use up your imperfect strawberries in!

let's talk about this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

but its also perfect for your perfect strawberries though 😉

and your perfect kiwis.

is it kiwis or is kiwi plural?  i can never tell.  i really should google it but i’m lazy.  ya feel me?

carving flowers out of fruit takes this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe to the next level! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

I gotta tell you.  these fruit flowers ^ deceptively easy!

i first got the idea to decorate this salsa with strawberry roses because of the GORGEOUS strawberry roses on jessica’s 5 ingredient strawberry rose tart.

and then i was like, i BET i can make something pretty out of the kiwi too!  and i could.  I COULD.

would you believe i learned how to do it by watching two youtube videos one time through? this is the video i watched for the kiwi lotus and this is the one i watched for the strawberry rose.

carving flowers out of fruit takes this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe to the next level! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

my first attempts are the ones i used for these pictures!

and they’re super impressive in person, i carved them up for friends who came over to watch the copa games on Saturday and it felt super fancy.

but to be real with you… they were more excited about the salsa itself than the flowers.

carving flowers out of fruit takes this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe to the next level! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

thats because this stuff is DELISH.

it’s super easy and the most time consuming part is just cutting up the fruit.

i still swear by the spoon method i talked about in this watermelon kiwi punch last year.  but i did remove the core (is it actually a core? again – too lazy to google right now) from the kiwi for this.  (in the punch we weren’t eating the fruit so i skipped that step)

a sprinkle of sugar is the icing on the cake of this strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

LOOK AT THAT SUGAR SPRINKLE.

i can’t even.  ugh.  it hurts my heart.

raspberry jam is the secret ingredient in this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

the secret ingredient that takes this salsa to a different level is adding in a tablespoon of raspberry jam!

you could use a different flavor jam i suppose, but we go crazy over this raspberry jam from Eli’s Zabar.  it’s incredibly expensive, but worth every last penny, if you ask me.

OH also, if you’re making this to bring it to a party or waiting to eat it – i’d recommend cutting up the fruit and adding the sugar and jam right before you’re serving it so the strawberries don’t sweat.  you don’t want them to get too mushy too quick!

raspberry jam is the secret ingredient in this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

from there we just mix the ingredients all together and stuff our faces with it through these delightful cinnamon sugar chips.

i promise you it’ll disappear before you know it.  so i highly recommend stealing at least three bites for yourself before putting it out on the table for guests…. or in front of boyfriends….

let's talk about this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Salsa
 
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry jam (or strawberry!)
Instructions
  1. Dice the strawberries into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Peel the kiwis and dice the flesh into pieces (about the same size of the strawberry pieces) and put them in a separate bowl.
  3. Mix the sugar and jam into the strawberries. Add in the kiwi and lightly toss.
  4. Serve with cinnamon sugar chips! (i used Stacy's)
Notes

- a pairing knife (if you want to carve the pretty fruit flowers!)

let's talk about this AMAZING strawberry kiwi fruit salsa recipe! it's delicious and easy and SUCH a grow pleaser. | thepikeplacekitchen.com

fruit is healthy for you right?  gotta get your servings in anyway you can 😘

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