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Mexican Fruit Cups is what I crave on hot days. Sweet and juicy. DELICIOUS!
Fruit is different in Mexico. It is picked ripe and full of flavor.
In the US, it’s a different story, the fruit is picked still green and ripens as it travels to get to the grocery stores.
Ripe fruit sprinkled with enough chile powder to create that sweet and spicy effect. Oh, yes please!
What are Mexican fruit cups?
Mexican Fruit Cups are made of fresh fruit cut into long spears and placed into a clear, plastic cup. You might also see the fruit cubed.
The fruit is then drizzled with lime juice and dusted off with chile powder.
Depending on where you go, some people will also add Chamoy.
You’ll see fruit vendors pushing carts throughout the streets or plazas, selling this very popular snack.
Types of Fruit
The cups are made up of an assortment of fruit. Most typically you’ll find…
Use all or a combination of these fruits when making this at home.
The end product is something incredibly yummy, refreshing, and full of nutrients.
Drizzle with lime.
The lime will help the chile powder stick to the fruit.
Lime is a very popular ingredient in Mexican cooking. You can easily swap out for yellow lemon instead.
What is Tajin?
Tajin is a very popular brand of chile powder used to make these fruit cups.
Made of chile powder, dried lime zest, and combination of other spices. It’s tangy and spicy.
In case you can’t find it at your local grocery store, get it here.
It is often found in candy.
Instead of salt for cocktails, try using Tajin for an extra kick.
Another Mexican treat worth trying are these yummy cocadas!
More Mexican Fruit Desserts
Mexican Fried Bananas
Fresas con Crema
Bring Mexican fruit stands to your home with these vibrant Mexican Fruit Cups. They are bursting with color and flavor.
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Mexican Fruit Cups
- 1/2 watermelon
- 1/2 cantaloupe
- 2 cucumbers
- 1/2 jicama
- 1/2 pineapple
- 3 limes
- 1/2 cup Tajin (or more, if desired)
- Cut the fruit into long spears.
- Discard the peels.
- Place a few spears of each of the fruit into 4 separate cups.
- Drizzle each cup with lime.
- Sprinkle with Tajin.
- Serve and enjoy.
I love this Mexican fruit snack idea. I would never have thought to eat fruit with chili powder but now I so want to try it. Going to order some tajin just for this!
Oh good. Yes, Tajin is a must. It’s not too spicy, and it has excellent flavor.
So fresh and delicious – yum!
Fresh and delicious is 100% correct! 🙂
Wow, these look so delicious!!
Thank you! This makes the best snack.
Alice | SkinnySpatula
This looks like the perfect snack for me — I absolutely love the idea of fruit with chilli powder!
The chili powder is my favorite part. Spicy and sweet!
This is such a fun way to eat fruit and topped with Tajin just adds to the flavors. I am so doing this for my next get-together.
Yes! I love lots of Tajin on mine!
This is such a fun snack!
I agree. I love the spicy and sweet combination.
Mmmmm…. this was delicious! I love Tajin. 🙂
Me too! Tajin is the best!
We made these this weekend and all loved them!
Yum! That makes me happy to hear. Hope you enjoyed!
Jicama is the perfect addition to this salad…crunchy is just what was needed!
Yes! The crunch from jicama is so good.
Mexican fruit cups looks delicious my favorite.
Yes. Mine too! Such a yummy snack.