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Blue mixing bowl filled with our Spicy Fruit Salad recipe
4.91 from 10 votes

Spicy Fruit Salad

A simple, 15-minute fruit salad with mango, blueberry, strawberry, and kiwi, dressed with lime juice and chili powder! Spicy-sweet, healthy, and so delicious. Perfect for summer BBQs and heat-free meals!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Category: Salad, Side
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 2 Weeks (see notes)
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe mangos (peeled and cubed)
  • 4 medium kiwi (peeled and sliced or quartered)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 small lime, juiced (1 small lime yields ~2 Tbsp or 30 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 ounce silver tequila or white rum (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all fruit to a large mixing/serving bowl.
  2. Add lime juice and maple syrup (optional depending on ripeness of fruit) to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Then pour over fruit and gently toss to coat.
  3. Add sea salt. Then sprinkle on chili powder a little at a time, gently folding/stirring the salad as you go. I found 1/4 tsp (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) to be the perfect amount, but add more or less depending on preference.

  4. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more chili powder, maple syrup, or lime juice as needed. Add tequila or white rum for a boozy kick (optional).
  5. Serve immediately, or cover and chill for 2-3 days (sometimes longer depending on freshness of fruit). See notes for freezing tip.

Notes

*To freeze leftover fruit salad, puree 2/3 of the salad in a high speed blender or food processor until creamy and smooth, then add back to the remaining whole fruit and stir to combine. Pour into large ice cube molds and freeze to add to cocktails and smoothies, or into popsicle molds to make an easy summer snack/dessert.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with maple syrup and without rum or tequila.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 6)