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Fresh berries, crisp apples and spicy ginger make a sassy dessert salsa you can enjoy with cinnamon tortilla crisps.

A friend of mine was extolling the delicious flavors she had recently sampled in Mexico. A particularly tasty combination was freshly grated ginger and granny smith apples. I decided to take that combination one step further and create a dessert salsa that would harness the heat of the ginger and incorporate the sweetness of fresh berries.

Ginger has a long history of medicinal benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant and aids in digestion. Apples are a rich source of flavonoids, fiber and pectin; and have a number of health-protecting benefits. Berries are also an excellent source of flavonoids, vitamin C and fiber. Plant based foods are our richest sources of micronutrients and benefit our health in countless ways.

This Fresh Berry Salsa can be served in the traditional way as a dip with the cinnamon crisps; or can be used as a topping over sorbet. I also love a dollop on top of my almond yogurt as part of my breakfast.

Fresh Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps Recipe

Cinnamon Crisps

Ingredients 

  • 1 package gluten free tortillas
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2.  Combine cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  3. Brush both sides of tortillas with melted butter and sprinkle both sides lightly with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Slice tortillas into chip size triangles and place on baking sheet with non-stick baking mat.
  5. Bake in center of 400 degree oven until brown and crisp. 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool.

 

Fresh Berry Salsa

Ingredients 

  • 1 Granny Smith apple peeled and grated on largest grate
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 2 Kiwi peeled and diced
  • 1 cup blueberries sliced in half
  • 1 cup blackberries sliced in half crosswise
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and gently toss to combine.
  2. Serve with cinnamon crisps.
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