Summer is quickly approaching and warmer weather is creeping in ever so slowly. I love the long summer days and nights. We spend time outside with our kids and friends grilling and making s’mores over a campfire while the kids play til dusk.
Summer really is my favorite time of year. Until it gets super hot. Then I’m ready for cooler weather. But I still like the longer days and nights, so I struggle. And during those hot summer days and nights, I want cooler recipes. Something that doesn’t require me to turn on the oven is usually best.
I grew up in Oklahoma, so I am no stranger to hot summers. But even up north here, we have the blazing sun beating down from time to time. Add in some extra humidity and the oven is not my friend during the summer. For main meals I utilize our Instant Pot as much as possible.
But what about all those picnics, church gatherings and block parties? What can you make and take in large quantities that won’t heat up your house? Chips and salsa are always a favorite, which got me thinking…how can we switch that up a bit?
I was so excited when I found these fruit salsas! These are so versatile too! You can eat them with homemade cinnamon chips. Or try them on a sandwich as a spread. Make your own hawaiian tacos with some shredded chicken and a favorite salsa from the list. Maybe some pita or bagel chips to add a little crunch would be nice.
These Fruit Salsas are perfect any Summer gathering – large or small.
Grape Salsa | Cook Nourish Bliss
Nectarine Basil Salsa | Pinch of Yum
Grilled Cherry Salsa | How Sweet Eats
Blueberry Red Bell Pepper Salsa | The Stay at Home Chef
Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa | Jessica in the Kitchen
Pineapple Salsa | Dinner at the Zoo
Blueberry Corn Salsa | Averie Cooks
Fresh Mango Salsa | Cookie and Kate
Peach Salsa | Dinner at the Zoo
Blueberry Lime Salsa | How Sweet Eats
Dragon Fruit Salsa | Fearless Dining
Tropical Heat Fruit Salsa | Dream a Little Bigger
Watermelon Jicama Salsa | A Farm Girl Dabbles
Cucumber Melon Salsa | Our Best Bites
Cucumber Clemenitne Salsa | Camille Styles
5 Ingredient Pear Pomegranate Salsa | Gimme Some Oven
Pineapple Kiwi Salsa | How Sweet Eats
Strawberry Pineapple Salsa | The Stay at Home Chef
Apple Pie Salsa | Take Two Tapas
Papaya Salsa | Platter Talk
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.