Fruit Cup Salsa (fruit salsa in individual cups)

Our kids love fruit salsa! I’ve created fun fruit cup salsa that each family member can enjoy in their own individual cup and change the ingredients to suit their personal tastes.

It’s no secret that we watch a lot of movies in our house. We have movie night at least once a week and sometimes even more often than that. Food is always part of the experience too. Sometimes we watch movies while having dinner, other times it’s a sweet treat, like ice cream sundaes, and sometimes we keep it healthier.

This week, I tried something new.

I took some Del Monte Fruit Cups and mixed up individual portions of Fruit Cup Salsa.

I kept it healthy by baking corn tortillas in the oven to make some homemade baked tortilla chips — perfect for scooping up this delicious fruit salsa.

Since it’s family movie night, I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you the rest of family — the rest of our zoo at home!

Did you know we have 3 cats?

Our oldest cat is Dobbie (pictured on the left below), which is Lil David’s kitty. Then we have XZ, which you say his name by just pronouncing the two letters “X” & “Z” together (he’s in the middle). XZ is Mattie’s kitty. And our youngest is Minner, which is Courtney’s kitty (on the right, although she’s looking a bit evil here).

We also have a Desert Gopher Snake. This was my Dad’s snake, but we given him a temporary home since my Dad passed away, but the plan is that he will eventually go to my sister’s house. Mr. Snakey has become quite popular in our house – the kids love him. We also have a guinea pig named Blaster, who enjoys my vegetable scraps from all of my cooking.

Quite a zoo, huh?

Before we had our family movie night, I headed to Walmart to do my shopping. In the Parade magazine of our Sunday paper (I also hear this same ad is in Woman’s World magazine), I saw that participating Del Monte pet products would have a $4 off coupon that could be used to buy the movie “We Bought A Zoo” when I bought 2 Del Monte pet products, such as Meow Mix. With 3 cats, we buy lots of cat food. We needed cat food anyway, so getting $4 off on the movie was a cool deal. You can see all the photos of my shopping experience here.

For our movie night, we will be watching “We Bought A Zoo” and enjoying our Fruit Cup Salsa with Baked Tortilla Chips. The kids saw “We Bought A Zoo” at the movie theatre so they are dying to see it again. David and I hadn’t seen it, but the kids raved about it so much that we also want to see it.

Making the Fruit Cup Salsa is so easy! It consists of Del Monte Diced Peaches fruit cups (get a .50 cent off coupon for Del Monte fruit cups in First for Women magazine), tomatoes, mango, jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro.

Each fruit cup is opened and drained. You can save the syrup for another recipe or discard it. Or drink it…whatever you prefer.

All of the other ingredients are either chopped or diced finely.

In each fruit cup, you will add about 1 tablespoon each of diced tomatoes & mango, 1 teaspoon each of finely diced onion and cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon finely diced jalapeno, and small pinch of salt.

This is all mixed up to make Fruit Cup Salsa goodness! While you can eat it right away, I suggest that you cover and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to mingle.

If you have family members who don’t like a particular ingredient, such as onions or tomatoes, it’s really easy to leave out ingredients since all the portions are individual. Some of our family members don’t like tomatoes, so I left them out for them. It’s also easy to adjust my measurements…if you like lots of jalapeno, feel free to add more!

With our Fruit Cup Salsa and Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips done, we were ready to watch “We Bought A Zoo”. We gathered together and had a great time watching it. Everyone in our family love it! We thought it was very heartwarming and a great story about importance of family. Mattie says it’s one of his favorite movies of all time.

Courtney is so happy we bought it because she’s already planning to watch it again.

Here’s the recipe for my Fruit Cup Salsa — feel free to print or share!

Fruit Cup Salsa
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 8 individual portions
  • 2 4-packs Del Monte Diced Peaches
  • 5-6 oz grape tomatoes, quartered or diced, depending on size
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • ¼ of red onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and insides discarded and finely diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves finely chopped
  • Salt
  1. Open fruit cups and drain syrup from the cups, discard syrup.
  2. For each fruit cup, mix in the following: 1 tablespoon mango, 1 tablespoon, tomatoes, 1 teaspoon onion, 1 teaspoon, cilantro, ¼ teaspoon jalapeno, and a very small pinch of salt.
  3. Cover fruit cups and refrigerate for 4 hours. Remove from refrigerator and stir each cup. Serve cups as individual portions with tortilla chips.
Feel free to adjust my individual measurements to suit your personal taste. It's also easy to leave out any ingredients which you or your guests may not prefer.

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This #iLovemyK9 shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias. #CBias All opinions — as always — are 100% my own.

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