Apple Salsa

6-8 Servings
11 min

A friend of mine introduced me to this Apple Salsa years ago and it is still my favorite salsa of all time. It’s fresh, sweet, tangy and goes so well with with sugar cinnamon pita chips. It has a magically delicious combination of simple flavors that make an impression.

What’s in this salsa? Apples, carrots, celery, raisins, lemon juice, and apple jelly. Apple jelly is not always available at my grocery store. If you can't find it, try to get some online. In a pinch, apricot preserve will do, or add agave to taste. Granted, the salsa will not have the same punch of apple-y flavor, but I guarantee, it will still so very tasty!

I make jars of these to give as little gifts and they are always appreciated. Many recipients are surprised at how much they like this little unassuming little salsa.

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Recipe details
  • 6-8  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 1 Minutes Total time: 11 min
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  • 3 tbsp. apple jelly, warm for a few seconds in microwave
  • 3 apples finely diced (use different varieties with different colors)
  • 3 tbsp. finely diced carrots
  • 3 tbsp. finely diced celery
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. raisins, craisins or combo of both

Combine apples, carrots, and celery with the warm jelly. Microwave 15-20 seconds. Add lemon juice and raisins. Combine.
Serve with cinnamon sugar pita chips. Makes 6-8 servings.
  • The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons each of lemon juice and apple jelly. Depending on the size and type of apples used, adjusting the amount of lemon juice and/or apple jelly might be necessary to suit your taste. I usually use at least 4 tablespoons of each. 
  • In a pinch, apricot preserve or agave nectar can be used in place of apply jelly.
  • The salsa can be stored for one week, refrigerated, but I prefer to eat mine within a few days.
  • I use a food processor to dice the apples. Because of the small quantity of carrots and celery required, I prefer to dice them by hand.
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