Fruit Salsa with Grilled Chicken Breast

by Ariel Ezra, age 11, from NJ

The sweet and spicy flavors mix to create this fresh, tangy, salsa!



  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 kiwis
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1/2 onion
  • a half of a handful of cilantro
  • fresh lime juice
  • olive oil
  •  salt
  •  ground black pepper


  • 8 pieces of chicken breast
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper


-Put on gloves while cutting the jalapeños. If you touch your eyes, or mouth, after cutting a jalapeño, you will feel a sting.

-Wash your hands thoroughly after cutting the jalapeño.

-Salsa also goes well with tortilla chips.


1. Dice the tomato, red pepper, green pepper, kiwis, strawberries, peach, mango, jalapeños, onion, and cilantro, them pour all of the diced vegetables into a large bowl. Squeeze a fresh lime onto the salsa, and drizzle olive oil to your taste. Shake salt and ground black pepper onto the salsa to your taste. Mix well. (Optional: let salsa sit in fridge for about 12 hours so flavors can marinate.)

2. Smother chicken breast in olive oil so the chicken is totally covered in a thin layer of olive oil. Shake salt and pepper on it, also to your taste.

3. Grill the chicken until fully cooked, and serve with salsa on top!