These sweet and spicy fruit skewers are made with mango, watermelon, pineapple, and jicama. They’re finished with Tajin and chamoy for a burst of salty, sweet heat!
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is a day for expressions of love and a lot of chocolate! However, the way to my heart isn’t a box of chocolates. I usually end up eating a couple pieces and passing the rest of the box to my husband. Except for the box of Belgian chocolate seashells I got for Christmas this year. But we won’t talk about that!
However, I’ll be enjoying these fruit skewers for Valentine’s Day and beyond! If we have fresh fruit in the house, I usually end up adding a sprinkle of Tajin on top. And lately, I’ll add a drizzle of chamoy as well.
What is Tajin?
Tajin is a popular Mexican condiment made with ground dried chile peppers, dehydrated lime, and sea salt. It’s not too spicy. In fact, I find it has more of a salty and tangy lime flavor. But it’s quickly become one of my favorite things to sprinkle on fresh fruit like mango (so good on mango!), watermelon, and pineapple.
What is Chamoy?
And then there’s chamoy – a type of hot sauce I’ve recently tried and have become obsessed with! It goes hand-in-hand with Tajin. It’s like a tangy, spicy, fruity sauce that’s delicious drizzled over tropical fruit. You can also mix it into cocktails or toss it into a salad. It does have a bit of a kick, but the fruitiness in this sauce tones down the heat.
Tajin and Chamoy Fruit Skewers
So I figured I’d do something a little different for Valentine’s Day. Instead of making a chocolaty dessert or some other kind of sweet treat, I made fruit skewers. These skewers are cut into hearts using small heart cookie cutters. Then, they’re sprinkled with Tajin and drizzled with chamoy before serving for a bit of sweet heat.
While so many different fruits and veggies work well with Tajin and chamoy, I stuck to a more tropical assortment. I began making my skewers by cutting up watermelon, mango, pineapple, and jicama (kind of like a cross between a potato and an apple). Then, I used a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to make hearts out of each fruit.
Once the hearts were cut, I skewered them onto cocktail picks. You could also use toothpicks or bamboo skewers to put these together.
To finish these skewers, add a squeeze of lime juice. Then, sprinkle them with Tajin seasoning and serve with a drizzle of chamoy on top.
- 1 mango, cut into hearts
- 1/2 cup watermelon, cut into hearts
- 1/2 cup pineapple, cut into hearts
- 1/2 cup jicama, cut into hearts
- 1-2 lime wedges
- Add a mixture of fruit to the cocktail picks.
- Once all of the fruit has been skewered onto the picks, squeeze lime juice over the top of the fruit.
- Then, sprinkle Tajin on top and finish with a drizzle of chamoy.
- Serve immediately.
Use as much or as little of the Tajin and chamoy as you’d like. I like to use just enough to get a good flavor balance between the fresh fruit and the seasoning and sauce. The saltiness of Tajin really brings out the flavor of the fruit while the sweet heat of chamoy adds a nice pop!
Did you make this Tajin and Chamoy Fruit Skewers recipe? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidaeats. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!
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