This tart and tangy Mexican fruit cup is topped with tajin chili lime seasoning which makes the ripe fruit pop with unique and vibrant flavor. Tajin on fruit is great as a healthy snack that is kid friendly and adults love it too!
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Why this Mexican fruit cup recipe works
- It is super easy to make and you can use most any fruit of your choice to make this Mexican fruit cup.
- You can chop the fruit and make a delicious authentic Mexican fruit salad to serve your guests.
- It is packed full of flavor and tajin chili lime seasoning makes fruit pop with tangy zing!
- It is super healthy and great for a grab and go snack that kids and parents love.
- Grab some lime wedges and squeeze in some lime juice for some extra mouth pucker and freshness.
What is tajin seasoning?
Tajin is a seasoning powder made of chili peppers (chili powder), sea salt and dehydrated lime juice. It originated as a popular Mexican condiment. A similar condiment popular in Mexico is Chamoy, a sauce made from fermented fruit and chilies which provides a similar contrasting flavor profile.
What to put tajin on?
Tajin is typically paired with ripe fruit, specifically, mango, cucumber, pineapple, cucumber or jicama and is quickly becoming known as an amazing fruit seasoning. Most fruits with a very sweet profile marry well to this tart tangy salty contrast boosting the sweet flavor.
Tajin is also good with lime, with beer or as a flavor rim on a delicious refreshing margarita or bloody mary! And clearly, you should be relaxing on a gorgeous beach with a beer, margarita or Mockail (Beet, Ginger Mint Spritzer Mocktail) in hand, nibbling on this healthy super snack.
Tajin is wonderfully versatile and works well with many other dishes such as chicken, fish, vegetables, eggs, salad, popcorn seasoning and even on a sweet fruit sorbet!
Where to buy tajin?
Tajin is growing in popularity and is now sold in many mainstream grocery stores such as Walmart, Target, Safeway and Trader Joes. You can also buy online on Amazon: HERE. You should also check out the chili lime Mexican candy if you love this flavor.
How to make this recipe
To make a Mexican fruit cup, cut fruit to your desired size and sprinkle with tajin chili lime seasoning salt.
Note: You can cut fruit in long slices that you can hold on-the-go or you can chop into cubes and eat in a bowl with utensils (hopefully while relaxing on a gorgeous beach).
Note: You can pick any fruit you like. Generally, this seasoning compliments sweet fruits the best.
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Mexican Fruit Cup with Tajin
- 1/2 cup Mango
- 1/2 cup Watermelon
- 1/2 cup Jicama
- 1/2 cup Cucumber
- 1/2 cup Pineapple
- Cut fruit to your desired size.
- Sprinkle with tajin chili lime seasoning salt.