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Mexican Fruit Skewers on Pink Himalayan Salt

Mexican Fruit Skewers on Pink Himalayan Salt: Fresh chunks of juicy fruit skewered and marinated over a pink himalayan salt plank, and sprinkled with fresh lime juice and chile. Try it for a delicious, healthy snack or after-dinner treat!

Disclosure: I was provided a few items from Uncommon Goods to try for review purposes.  This is not a paid promotion.  All opinions experessed here are my own.

Mexican Fruit Skewers on Pink Himalayan Salt

When we received our pink himalayan salt plank in the mail, my first thought was, should we cook on it or serve a cold dish?

There are so many different ways to use a salt plank and I had already done some research online to see how other people were using it.  I saw it being used for everything from serving appetizers to grilling steak and I was super excited to try something new.

I had so many ideas in my head, but instead of going with something that required me to make a run to the store, I ended up creating a simple recipe that was easy to put together with ingredients I already had on hand.

We eat fruit with pica almost daily.  It’s one of the kids’ favorite snacks and I thought, why not use this gorgeous pink himalayan salt plank to flavor the fruit like with would with Mexican salt mixes like Lucas or Tajín.

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Mexican Fruit Pops Marinated on a Pink Himalayan Salt Plank

If you love your fruit with a punch of chile, lime and salt, you’ll love this recipe.  And these intensly flavored, bite-sized chunks are the perfect garnish on your favorite fruity cocktail.

You can make this recipe with almost any type of fruit, but it’s especially delicious with pineapple, strawberries, watermelon, mango, papaya and any fruit that naturally releases it sweet juices when salted.  You could even try apples, pears, peaches and plums.  For a more savory snack, try cucumber, jicama or radishes.

How to Make Mexican Fruit Skewers

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Mexican Fruit Skewers

Yield 4-6 servings

If you love your fruit with a punch of chile, lime and salt, you'll love Mexican fruit skewers.  These intensly flavored, bite-sized chunks are the perfect garnish on your favorite fruity cocktail.

Ingredients

  • Himalayan Salt Plank (like the one from UncommonGoods.com)
  • 1-2 pounds of fresh fruit (like pineapple, mango, watermelon or strawberries
  • Mexican fruit seasonings or salts (like Tajín or Lucas)
  • 6" wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting your fruits or veggies into chunks or slices.  If it's a really juicy fruit, like pineapple or watermelon, you can cut the fruit a little larger, since the juices will help absorb more of the seasoning.  The juicier the fruit, the better!  Fruits with a lot of moisture content will have the most intense flavors as a result of the salting process.  I really love the pineapple, hubby's favorite is mango and the kids love fresh strawberries and sliced apples.
  2. Once the you have your fruit cut, lay it out on the himalayan salt plank, cut side down.  You want the salt to react with the flesh of the fruit.  Make sure you don't put the fruit skin side down, as it will not fully absorb the flavors of the salt.
  3. Drizzle fresh lime juice over your fruit to add extra juiciness and a punch of citrus flavor.
  4. While your fruit is marinating, start sprinkling on your favorite Mexican fruit seasoning mixes.  For this recipe, we used lime salt and Tajín, but you could use any seasoning combination you like or make your own.
  5. Once the fruit is ready to eat (after about 3-5 minutes of marinating, depending on your preference), you can skewer them and serve to your guests or as a fun snack for the kiddos.

You can also toss them into a salad or eat them by the bowlful.  It's totally up to you!

Where to get your own Pink Himalayan Salt Plank

We’ll be working on new recipes to feature here on the blog using our new salt plank.  If you have an idea for a recipe you would like to see, feel free to make a request in the comments below.

To get your own pink himalayan salt plank or to find a gift for the cook in your life, check out these unique holiday gift ideas on the Uncommon Goods website.

Have you tried this Mexican Fruit Skewers recipe?  Use the hashtag #FamiliaEats on Instagram to show us what you made!

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