Apple Salsa

Apple Salsa at The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Kristia.

Apple season is one of my favorite times of the year. Every fall, my family heads to a local apple orchard to enjoy the fall air, run through a corn maze, and of course, pick apples.

While apples make for a good pie or crisp, they also add a fun element to salsa.  Apple salsa is crunchy, crisp, and refreshing. It goes well with grilled chicken, pork chops, tacos and makes a great snack with your favorite tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Apple Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 large apples, chopped (1 or 2 varieties)
  • ¾ cup red onion, chopped (about ½ of large onion)
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts (be sure not to over-chop the walnuts, the flavor will get lost in the salsa
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • ½ - 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional if you like a little heat)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, onion, pepper, walnuts, and parsley.
  2. Mix together the lime zest, juice and honey.
  3. Pour over the fruit and vegetables and stir together.
  4. Salt to taste.
  5. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for up to an hour before serving.

Notes

Choose firm, crisp apples, such as gala, granny smith, jona gold, or fuji. You can use 2 of the same variety or mix it up with 2 different varieties. Avoid red delicious, because it tends to brown.

More recipes from Kristia

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