Mexican Fruit Cups
Bring Mexican fruit stands right to your own kitchen with Mexican Fruit Cups drizzled with fresh lime juice and sprinkled with Tajin.
I am daydreaming about a Mexico vacation and craving summer fruits.
Thank goodness for fresh quality and affordable produce at my local grocery store so that I can pretend I’m enjoying fruit from a Mexican street vendor.
This Mexican fruit cup can easily be made at home with seasonal fruits cut into long spears, stacked into clear plastic cups, drizzled with fresh lime juice and sprinkled with Tajín.
WHAT ARE MEXICAN FRUIT CUPS?
Mexican Fruit Cups are pretty self-explanatory – fresh fruit that is cubed or cut into long spears, and served in clear plastic cups and drizzled with fresh lime juice and sprinkled with Tajin.
Some folks also love a drizzle of Chamoy sauce on their fruit, but I like to keep the chamoy to mangos on a stick.
TYPES OF FRUIT for a Mexican fruit cup
If you love fresh seasonal fruits then you must seek it out from the street vendors of Mexico. The type of fruit that typically is served in Mexican Fruit Cups varies depending on season and vendor. Some of my favorites are:
WHAT IS TAJÍN?
Tajín is a simple seasoning made of mild chili peppers, sea salt, and lime.
What I love most about Tajín is that it does not contain any artificial flavors, artificial colors, sugar, or difficult-to-pronounce ingredients.
Tajín will make your mouth pucker with a zesty and savory citrus taste, then it ends with a mild heat.
MORE RECIPES SPRINKLED WITH TAJÍN
- Summer Tajín Platter
- Mango, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad
- Jícama, Radish, and Cucumber Salad
- Mexican Street Corn (Elote)
- Elote en Vaso (Corn in a Cup)
Mexican Fruit Cups
- 1 small seedless watermelon, peeled
- 2 English cucumbers, peeled
- 1 jicama, peeled
- 2 mangos, peeled and seeded
- 1 papaya, seeded and peeled
- 1 pineapple, peeled and cored
- 2 limes, wedged
- Tajin seasoning, to taste
- Chamoy sauce (optional)
- Cut fruit into large spears. Stand up spears in disposable plastic cups.
- Squeeze fruit with fresh lime juice. Season with Tajin and drizzle with chamoy sauce, if using.
11 Comments on “Mexican Fruit Cups”
I like making different fruits and vegetables
Can this recipe be made with cantaloupe and honeydew?, I really don’t like papaya or mangos love the other fruits
Absolutely! Pick your favorite fruits!
What are the “mexican fruit cups” called in spanish? Racking my brain here!! Thank you for response.
Fruta en vaso!!
What an awesome and delicious recipe! Highly recommend! So good I hear silver bells!
Oh my gosh 1 gram is 2562kcal?????????????? At least you get 47g of protein. That’s worth the 473g of sugar in my book. So should I skip adding any table sugar you think, or a sugar syrup? Maybe splenda instead?
Hi Berty, by the way — nutrition facts do not include Tajin and Chamoy. If you choose to add table sugar that is up to you 😉
Yum, this is such an easy yet brilliant idea!
I can not wait to try it out myself:)
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Yummy, makes my mouth water. My favorites are watermelon, jicama, and pineapple, these cups look so delicious. Can’t wait for summer, for the watermelon. I forgot, I also love cucumbers. It’s great to display them like you did mija, cups look so fresh and pretty.
You are making me homesick for downtown LA. Every time I went down to the garment district I had to have this, even though I was warned by my Mother-in-law not to eat street food, I ate it anyway and never once got sick. I am going to have to make this for my Gringo family here in Washington.