Delicious and easy fruit topping for a cake or anything you want. This citrus salsa is made with grapefruit, clementines, key limes and agave nectar.
Summer has officially began here. It’s the first day of summer break and it’s getting hotter every day… hotter and more humid.
I don’t know how many people feel the same way as me, but I don’t like to eat something very sweet when it’s hot. It might sound weird but it just makes it seem hotter. In the summer, I prefer light and fruity desserts. Not to say that I don’t make other desserts, just make more fruity and frozen deliciousness!
I got a few nice grapefruits and key limes and couldn’t help but make something with them. I actually got a big bag of key limes, so stay tunes for some key lime recipes coming your way! I will also be playing around with different fruit salsa combinations and I’ll make sure to share the winning recipes.
Growing up, I was not a huge fan of grapefruit because of the bitterness. Through the years, I found ways to help the bitterness because I really like the flavor of grapefruit. Baking it with some brown sugar on top and peeling off all the skin before eating it, are just a couple of ways to take the bitterness down.
For this citrus salsa, I made sure to peel the grapefruit completely. Not only taking off the outer skin but also peeling off the skin off the individual slices. Grapefruit is very easy to peel completely because of the thick and loose skin. Clementines are tiny and have thin skin, so I just cut the individual slices in half. The sweetness of the clementine also serves as a balance for grapefruit. For more flavor, I added key lime zest and juice from the key lime.
To sweeten the salsa, I used agave nectar instead of sugar. I’m a little behind, I only recently discovered agave syrup. I gotta tell you, I’m in love! Already, I’ve used the agave syrup in muffins and a couple of other things and I rally like the way it turned out. Stay tunes because the muffins are coming soon!
I made some angel food cake for dessert and this citrus salsa was just perfect to top off the cake. It’s light and not too sweet. Sweet and sour makes a perfect flavor combination with this light cake. One drawback is that the lightness of this dessert makes it really hard to stop eating it!
- 1 large grapefruit
- 4 clementines
- 1 key lime
- 2 tbs agave nectar
- Peel the grapefruit completely, including the skin off of the individual slices.
- Peel the outer skin off the clementines and cut the slices in half.
- Combine the grapefruit and clementines in a bowl and add the zest of the key lime.
- Squeeze the key lime juice into the bowl as well.
- Add the agave nectar and mix gently.
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