Appetizer | March 7, 2018

Sweet Salsa

Years ago my friend brought this sweet salsa recipe over for book club. We loved it so much it became a regular appetizer for book club, parties and even just for snacking. This sweet salsa is light yet filling, savory and sweet healthy and delicious. All the good things.

An overhead shot of sweet salsa with crunchmaster crackers
It’s quite easy to make. All it takes it a little chopping, stirring and its seriously done.

How to make Sweet Salsa

Sweet salsa is a blend of fresh fruit, a few herbs and beans. I like to start by draining and rinse my black beans. You’ll also want to drain your corn. If fresh corn is in season chop it right off the cob! It’ll taste even more fresh.

Ingredients in a bowl for making sweet salsa

There are a few subs you can use- like the corn. For instance if you do not have fresh tomatoes on hand a can of diced tomatoes will work. Also if mangoes are hard to find in your area pineapple can be substituted too. Toss everything except the avocado together and let ti marry in the fridge. Right before serving add chopped avocado. You want to save that avocado will last so that it doesn’t turn brown.

A close up of sweet salsa with crunchmaster crackers

We serve this sweet salsa with these Crunchmaster crackers. They are my favorite to serve at gatherings because theyre gluten free! They taste incredible and have the perfect crunch to them to hold up to a heavy dip. My kids and I cruch on these Crunchmaster crackers all day long.

sweet salsa with crunchmaster crackers

Crunchmaster challenged us to become a master of something. I’m talking recipes and turning them into healthier options of what they formerly were. Add using as many fresh and whole ingredients as possible, and taking out the bad.

5 from 1 vote
Sweet Salsa
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

An easy sweet and tangy salsa that makes a great appetizer served with crackers or topping to any Mexican dish.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fruit salsa, Salsa Appetizer, Sweet Salsa
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cans of black beans drained and rinse
  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 2 diced tomatoes you can also use plain or fire roasted canned tomatoes
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 1 diced mango pineapple is also great if you don't have mango
  • chopped cilantro about 1/2 a bunch
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian Dressing
  • 1/4 of a large purple onion
  1. Combine all ingredients* in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with garlic salt and stir.
  2. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Stores well for a 1 week.

  3. *if not serving for a few hours do not add the avocado until right before serving. 
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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