Ready to turn your delicious everyday fruit salad into something fiery and – believe it – even more flavorful? A little chili powder goes a long way in this Mexican fruit salad recipe. It’ll light up your healthy dessert or snack – your mouth won’t know what hit it.
Now don’t go reaching for any old chili powder. You don’t want the generic seasoning as it’s a mix of spices, including cumin, oregano, and garlic. That’s too much spice conflicting with the sweet tropical fruit. Instead opt for a chili powder made from 100% hot peppers. There are many to choose from, whether the mild and earthy ancho powder or the fiery chile de àrbol powder. Even smoky pepper powders like chipotle work well – that is, of course, if you like the smoky undertone. Or if you simply want fire with little in between you and the sweet tang of fresh fruit, go for a sprinkle of cayenne. It has a big spicy bite, but overall it’s neutral in taste compared to other peppers.
- Add the fruit to a mixing bowl and stir to disperse evenly.
- Add the orange juice and lime juice, coating the fruit evenly.
- Sprinkle in the sugar, salt, and chili powder, evenly coating the fruit.
- Serve chilled.
- Green jalapeño powder: Mild to Medium kick (depending on chili used), with a fresh taste (delicious with fruit, but hard to find. Make your own.)
- Chipotle powder: Medium kick, smoky
-Chile de Arbol powder: Medium kick, nutty
- Cayenne pepper: Strong medium kick, neutral flavor For a strong medium heat, try cayenne pepper powder. In between, opt for a green jalapeño powder or